Upcoming Events

This is the diary of special events, courses, field trips and holidays. Further diary entries will be added as they become known so be sure to check back for additional events.

To add new events to this page (only if you have been given the appropriate access) click here

The background colour of the date is used to show different types of meeting:

  • Green is used for BDS and BDS Local Group field meetings and events.
  • Blue events have a BDS stand or speaker but the BDS is not responsible for the event itself - please follow any given links for details.
  • Yellow is for relevant non-BDS events, listed using information as it was provided to us. All details are solely under the control of the individual event organisers and may not get updated again here. We suggest you contact these organisers or follow the given links to confirm details.

For those leading events, the current BDS Risk Assessment and Walk Guidelines can be downloaded here. Walk leaders are advised to adapt the Risk Assessment if necessary. Only those events sent to us in advance and displayed on our website are covered by BDS insurance. It's therefore worth checking that your event is displayed before it takes place. An event can be advertised as only for local group members or limited to bookings only. Many thanks for your cooperation. 

  • Sunday 2nd December 2018
    Craven Arms, Shropshire


    Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

    Habitat Helpers volunteer group


    Help us create an oasis of habitats for everyone to enjoy in the Onny Meadows and land surrounding the centre.

    This monthly work party carries out light conservation work across the meadows. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. We are a group of friendly, like-minded people who just want to give our Discovery Centre and Meadows some well earned TLC!

    This is a fantastic oppotunity to:

    - socialise and make new friends

    - spend time outdoors with nature, learning about the Onny Meadows and its wildlife

    - develope new practical conservation skills



    Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Tel: 01588 676060

    Contact Email:

    Start: 10:00 

    Finish time varies (volunteers are free to come and go as they wish).


    Wear suitable outdoor clothing.

    Contact the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre so they can provide further information.

    Additional Info:
  • Thursday 6th December 2018
    Elstead, Surrey


    Thursley Volunteers


    The Thursley volunteer group meets every week on Thrusday and once a month on Sunday. Over the winter work is focused on habitat management, while over the summer volunteers carry out site maintenance and wildlife surveys. Anyone is welcome to join; volunteering is a great way to find out more about the wildlife of Thursley NNR, develope new skills and make new friends.

    Contact James Giles Reserve Manager for more information, and to join in.


    James Gile, Reserve Manager

    Contact Email:
    Additional Info: