Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group

Finding and Enjoying Fungi in Yorkshire



Indoor Meetings

These are held at 7.30 p.m. (though the time may vary slightly) in the Friends' Meeting House in Woodhouse Lane, Leeds (opposite the University, at the junction between St. Mark's Street and Woodhouse Lane - SE293349. There is a car park behind the Meeting House in St. Mark's Street.) Meetings are, when possible, on the first Thursday of the month. Please take note of the dates printed here!

The first indoor meeting of the year will be on 17th March, when we will discuss our finds and forays last year. The following two Spring meetings will be on April 14th and 5th May, which will be the date of our AGM, with refreshments.

There are no indoor meetings in June, July or August.

The first 3 autumn meetings are on 1st September, 6th October and 10th November. They will be identification sessions, and these are always enjoyable and an opportunity to learn more. Bring along your finds, guide books and magnifying glasses; there are a few electric points if you want to bring a microscope or computer. It can be helpful to bring an extension lead too.

On 1st December we will have our Midwinter Social. We ask everyone to bring along a small contribution of food or drink (no alcohol, please) and we will discuss our future programme; all suggestions are welcome!

Forays (outdoor meetings)

These all start at 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated.
Sunday 24 April Seckar Wood - SPRING FORAY
Leader Alan Braddock (tel 01924 275631) Meet in the car park at Seckar Lane SE 331143. Take the Barnsley Road from Wakefield, pass Newmillerdam on your left. At the end of Seckar Wood on your right, turn right up Seckar Lane. Sign for car park at second opening on your left.
Saturday 3 September Golden Acre Park Public Foray
NON MYFG MEMBERS MUST BOOK; ring the leader Anne Bowers on 0113 275 8957. The park is on the main A660 road from Leeds to Otley, just before Bramhope as you leave Leeds. The X84 bus from Leeds stops by the car park which is opposite the main park gate. We'll meet on the path below the café terrace which is near the main gate. There are loos next to our meeting place.
Saturday 10 September Breary Marsh
Leaders Rod and Carol Wood. Tel 0113 261 0535. Meet in the big Golden Acre car park on the A660, as mentioned above (SE 266417). Do not go under the road to Golden Acre.
Sunday 18 September Calverley Woods
Leader Ian Forward. Tel: 01274 637171.

Meet at Woodhouse Grove/Rawdon Field car park on the A658 Bradford to Harrogate road, opposite a large car wash. There is a 10 minute walk to the woods, but this is a much safer car park.
Saturday 24 September Hardcastle Crags
Leader Anne Bowers. Tel as for Sept. 3rd.
Meet at Clough Hole car park on Widdop Road at SE969298. This is the 'top' car park at the top edge of the valley, overlooking the landscape. If you have SATNAV it is HX7 7AZ.
Saturday 1 October Otley Chevin
Leaders Mike and Joyce Clerk. Tel 01943 468176. Meet at the car park on East Chevin Road SE212445
Sunday 9 October Fountains Abbey
Leader Denise Carter Tel: 07801 557388. NB 11am start From the Pateley Bridge to Ripon road, turn to Studley Roger (NOT the Visitor Centre road) and follow road to the right through the entrance archway to Studley Park. Follow signs to the Lakeside car park and park at the far end near the loos; this is SE 278692. National Trust members please bring cards.
Sunday 16 October Strensall Common
Leader Mal Greaves Tel 01904 468887 Park at the car park at SE649613
Saturday 22 October Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield
Leader Dave Barker Tel 01484 315261. Meet at SD 189209. The Community of the Resurrection is on Stock's Bank Road. If the car park is full there is always plenty of room to park on Stock's Bank Road itself. Always wax-cap heaven!
Saturday 29 October Brockadale
Leader Kat Woolley Tel 07709041335
Meet at the car park at the end of Leys Lane (SE513173) Little Smeaton, Nr. Pontefract WF8 3LJ. Parking space is limited, so car sharing would be good.
Saturday 5 November Cumberland Trail, Strid Woods
Leader Archie McAdam Tel 01756 793359
Meet at Strid Car Park on the B6160 road between Bolton Abbey and Barden at SE059564. No need for an Ilkley meet-up, but consider car-sharing.
Saturday 12 November Swinsty
Leaders Mike and Joyce Clerk. Tel as 1 October.
Meet at the car park just south of the causeway over Fewston Dam at SE186538
Sunday 20 November Potteric Carr
Leader Alan Braddock: mobile 0784 708 1296
Turn off the A1 at junction 35 (M1 to Doncaster). Then take the next junction (J3) still to Doncaster. There are now signs to the Reserve which is not far. Meet in the Visitors' Car Park.
Saturday 26 November Rawdon Crematorium and Quaker Meeting House
Leader Mary Larner. Tel 0113 261 2589. This vast area, mycologically explored rather superficially, promises more good things. From the Leeds Ring Road, take the A65 towards Guiseley and Skipton; the Crematorium is on your left, at SE 223383, just before Layton Lane on the right. The blue signs are a little hidden! Meet at the car park, on the left and through the first area. We have been invited to explore the grounds of the QMH not far away, after lunch.

Lawnswood monthly forays

Mary is continuing the monthly forays to Lawnswood Cemetery. The date is emailed around, but this is often a last-minute decision, depending on the weather and other commitments. Parking is on the opposite side of the A660, opposite the entrance at SE 269390.

You may notice that Harlow Carr does not figure this year. The arrangements and finance have changed; we may yet go back another year. Meanwhile, those who are RHS members might get together, contact the office and do a foray privately, on our own. Non-members have to pay, unfortunately.