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Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

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Hay Bridge AGM 2018

 The 45th Annual General Meeting of the Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Society will be held at the Study Centre on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 2.30pm.

The meeting will be followed by a presentation by Mike Thornley, Regional Officer for BASC Northwest; previously FC Head Wildlife Ranger at Grizedale.

Mike will deliver a talk on Raptors and the new BASC Osprey Project in Cumbria. This new, exciting project in the South Lakes has been brought together by Mike and is being sponsored by BASC. Mike built the nest platform here at Hay Bridge!


See the pdf below for more details.



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Wildlife Watch poster.pdf

10th March - Spring Walk

A guided walk by our very own Chris Berry who has over 20 years’ experience as a National Park Ranger, an absolute wealth of knowledge about Natural History and Land Management and whose genuine enthusiasm for Hay Bridge is infectious.

Please register to attend the walk with the event organiser Nick Chaloner on
More details to follow, including timings and the planned route of the walk.
Guided walk Poster.pdf


Hay Bridge Nature Reserve – Natural History Group

Hay Bridge and Hulleter SSSI Raised Peat Bog Monitoring Project.

This project has been run tirelessly by a devoted group of volunteers and the attached pdf is their latest report on their progress with this fascinating and invaluable project.

Natural History Group Synopsis 2015-2016.pdf




  • JANUARY 20th - Bird Race led by Chris Berry – 10.00am – 12.00pm.

  • MARCH 10th - Spring Walk led by Chris Berry – 10.30am – 12.30pm. Numbers limited to 20.

  • APRIL 28th – HBNRS AGM from 2.30pm

  • MAY 19th – JSCF Event

  • JULY 7th - Summer Walk led by Chris Berry – 10.30am – 12.30 pm. Numbers limited to 20. 

  • AUGUST 4th - Bat Evening led by Gail Armstrong 

  • AUGUST 18th – The Rusland Show, HBNRS Stand 

  • SEPTEMBER 8th - Fungal Foray led by Helen Speed – 10.30am to 3.30pm Numbers limited to 16.