Rubus Study Week

North Somerset, North Wiltshire, South Wiltshire, West Gloucestershire 11th – 17th July 2022
training specialised
led by
Rob Randall

The week will be based in Bath and will include a mixture of field trips, lectures and workshops.

Bath is at the centre of a region of very varied geology, which in turn has resulted in a wide variety of habitat types. During the week a series of species-rich woodlands will be visited, including some which are remnants of medieval hunting forests, and other special habitats such as moorland on the high ground of the Mendip Hills and the peat fenland of the Somerset Levels. In the event of wet weather, field trips may be rearranged or replaced by workshops but most will include woodland so will only be cancelled if the weather is particularly bad.

Monday 11 July: 'Secrets of the Mulberry Bush', 7:30 pm, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

Introductory lecture open to all, whether attending the study week or not. Car park available nearby. For directions and to book, see

Tuesday 12 July: Somerset coalfield and Mendip Hills, VC6.

Wednesday 13 July: Somerset peat moors, VC6.

Thursday 14 July: Chippenham, Braydon and Melksham Forests, VC7.

Friday 15 July: Selwood Forest, VC8.

Saturday 16 July: Cotswolds, VC33/34.

Sunday 17 July (am): Bristol coalfield, VC34. The meeting will finish close to the junction of the M4 and M5.

It will be possible for members to attend for part of the week but if so, please indicate this to the leader to ensure you receive details of meeting time and location.