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Ryedale Natural History Society


The programme for 2005 is now out see below for the indoor and outdoor meetings respectively.

The Society was formed on 2nd December 1963 and is based on the administrative district of Ryedale. It is responsible for 800 kilometre squares with Kirkbymoorside at an approximate centre. Our area is defined by the northern watershed running from Black Hambleton to Saltersgate; the Whitby to Thornton-le-Dale road to the east and the drove road along the edge of the Hambleton Hills to the west. Our southern boundary is less easy to describe but generally includes the Howardian Hills as far as Malton and the Kirkham Gorge.

There are approximately 80 members and the Society has seven indoor meetings, on the second Tuesday of the month, in Kirkbymoorside and at least four outdoor trips during the year. New members are always welcome (please contact Tom Denney). Our programme for 2005 is:


January 11th Recorders’ Reports and Talks Ryenats Recorders
February 8th Moorland Gamekeeping
Joint Meeting with Ryedale Beekeepers’ Association
George Thompson
March 8th Alpines here and there Michael Bliss
April 12th The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Joint Meeting with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Gordon Scaife
October 11th Red Kites Doug Simpson
November 8th AGM  
December 13th Badgers Chris Peacock

All indoor meetings are held at Church House, High Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, at 7:30pm.


Tuesday, 26th April A Riverside Walk Gordon Woodroffe
Tuesday, 10th May High Tops Walk from Shunner to Blakey
Meet Rosedale Abbey Car Park 9:00am
Boots vital, plus packed lunch
Tom Denney
Tuesday, 24th May Evening Walk at Castle Howard Arboretum
Meet Arboretum Car Park 7:00pm [£5]
Neil Batty
Tuesday, 14th June Evening Walk at Manor Farm, Eddlethorpe
Meet at farm Meet SE773660 7:00pm
Saturday, 9th July Walk in Bransdale (followed by refreshments at the Church)
Meet SE620985 10.00am (details tbc)
Tuesday, 13th September A Day at the Coast
Meet Filey North Country Park cafe 10:00am
Tuesday, 18th October Fungus Foray, Wykeham
Meet North Moor, Wykeham SE946863 at 2:00pm
Colin Stephenson

For further details please contact Tom Denney or Gill Smith.

A programme and Newsletter are available
from the Secretary:
Tom Denney, Sykes House, Rudland,
Kirkbymoorside, York

or email Tom Denney or Gill Smith
We also have a list of YNU field meetings for 2005

© Ryedale Natural History Society 2005.
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