HOS Field Trips   

Numerous one-day outdoor meetings are arranged all over the country during the “orchid season”. These meetings are usually led by members of the Society and the programme for the year is published in the January issue of the HOS Journal (JHOS) and on this website. Reports from the field trips are published in JHOS. These field trips are for HOS members only.

General enquiries to Field Meetings Co-ordinator

HOS Field Trips 2017

Field Trips are for Members Only. Accompanying spouses/partners must also be members; it only costs £3 to upgrade to family membership. You may be asked to show your membership card!


Saturday 10th June: Bedfordshire
Led by Richard & Geraldine Hogg - email: hogg@hardyorchidsociety.org
We would hope to take in two locations in the morning and a third in the afternoon. We would certainly see Common Spotted Orchids, Southern Marsh Orchids, Bee Orchids, Twayblades, White Helleborines, and a number of rarer orchids (depending on which sites we go to).

Monday 26th June: Tebay, Cumbria
Led by Alan Gendle - email: AGendle@hardyorchidsociety.org
Gymnadenia, Dactylorhia & hybrids

Tuesday 27th June: Tebay, Cumbria
Led by Alan Gendle - email: AGendle@hardyorchidsociety.org
Gymnadenia, Dactylorhia & hybrids

Sunday 2nd July: Noar Hill
Led by Nigel Johnson & Rosemary Webb - email: johnson@hardyorchidsociety.org

Saturday 8th July: West Yorkshire
Led by Charlie Philpotts - email: CPhilpotts@hardyorchidsociety.org

Sunday 16th July: Killiecrankie area
Led by Martin Robinson - email:dt@hardyorchidsociety.org
We plan to visit two sites and hope to see Marsh Helleborine, Marsh and Heath Fragrant Orchids, and several species of spotted orchid and their hybrids. Numbers will be limited to 10 as one site is on private land.

Saturday 26th August: The New Forest, Hampshire
Led by David Hughes - e-mail: dhughes@hardyorchidsociety.org
See huge numbers of Spiranthes spiralis (Autumn Lady’s-tresses).