Caerdeon Residential Meeting 2021

Merionethshire 9th – 12th July 2021
recording general
led by
Sally Peacock

The few days we spend at Caerdeon each year are a regular and much enjoyed event in the field meeting programme and many participants return year after year. Each day there will be a planned choice of different walks, or people may prefer to follow their own recording inclinations. Local habitats include dune systems, broad-leaved sessile oak woodland, lowland heath, blanket bog, riverine habitats, montane, etc. The purpose of the meeting is to update records for the vice-county, particularly in less-visited tetrads; each day, some groups focus on remoter areas, with others on more readily accessible terrain.

We stay at Caerdeon (www.hope.ac.uk/caerdeon/), Liverpool Hope University’s Outdoor Education Centre which is set in wooded grounds and enjoys “a magnificent view of Cader (Idris)” (Charles Darwin). The fee (around £165) covers full board, including dinner, packed lunches and bed and breakfast, for three days. Accommodation will be singly in dormitory-style rooms or the price will be slightly discounted for people willing to share. A good and plentiful choice of food is available at each meal and participants bring their own wine. Evenings may be spent in the workroom discussing the finds of the day; where you can safely leave your own laptop and microscope. There is a maximum of about 18 participants.

We are offered an extra, optional night on the Thursday (July 8) with continental breakfast and packed lunch, for around £45, also paid for in advance on the BSBI website. We will arrange a group meal in Barmouth that evening. We meet for the first field excursion at 10.30 am on Friday 9 July (with lunch), with an afternoon walk available for late arrivals. We pack up and leave the Centre after breakfast on Monday 28 July prior to the last day’s field trip.

Whilst it is too early to take bookings at present, please address any questions or expressions of interest to Sally Peacock [email protected] or phone 0779 148 3289. Further information will be on the Merionethshire webpage nearer the time and also sent to all expressing an interest before that time. Please note: costs are provisional at present.

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