Solway Nature Network

Much is known about the birds and Natterjack toads in the area but there is less information about the whereabouts of other plants and animals.  CBDC and the Solway Coast AONB are inviting local people to help them discover more about the natural history of the Solway.



Location and Details

Plants and animals of wetland and grassland

Sat 16 June

10am- 3pm

North Plain Wetlands Centre, Campfield Marsh, Bowness-on-Solway, CA7 5AG.

Afternoon walk around Campfield Marsh RSPB nature reserve. .

Grid reference:  NY 198 614.

Plants and animals of lowland raised bog

Sat 23 June


Wedholme Flow, near Kirkbride, CA7 5LD.

The car park is a short way along a sign-posted track, on the west side of the Kirkbride to Wigton road, just to the south of Kirkbride airfield.

Grid reference: NY237539.

 Making your recording count!

A closer look at the plants of Silloth

Tue 17 July

10am-3 pm

This session will be recording plants at the north end of Silloth promenade as part of the National Plant Monitoring Scheme.

Contact Stuart Colgate for further details.

Join  us at one of our events.  Booking recommended.

Keep checking the website for further information regarding July and August activities.

Walks are informal ambles to have a brief look at a range of wild plants and animals to be found within that type of environment. They will last about 2 hours and are aimed at those with no or very little previous knowledge of natural history, but would like to know more! Not suitable for dogs.

Workshops are aimed at adults who wish to take their understanding of wild plants animals a bit further, including how to identify some of the species you are likely to find.

Look forward to seeing you, Stuart

For further information and booking

Contact Stuart on or  01228 618717

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