December 7th 2014 – Golden Cap and St Gabriel’s, Dorset

Mixed woodland, acid grassland, heath and soft cliffs with springs. A fascinating complex of habitats owned by the National Trust which should produce a wide range of species including perhaps Phaeoceros laevis, which has previously been recorded in the area.

Meet at car park at Langdon Hill at SY413931, accessed by minor road off A35 west of Chideock.

Leader: Bryan Edwards.

November 16th 2014- Somerford Common, near Royal Wootton Bassett, North Wiltshire

Somerford Common is a large, damp clay woodland with streams that is managed by the Forestry Commission. It has not been looked at in much detail for its bryophyte interest and the purpose of the meeting is to explore and record it, aiming to refind species such as Fossombronia wondraczekii, seen by Jean Paton in 1988.

Park in the obvious car park off the lane between Brinkworth and Minety at SU02868674.

Leader: Sharon Pilkington

October 26th 2014 – Matley Bog, New Forest, Hampshire

An exploratory meeting in an  extensive area of wet and dry heath, woodland and valley mire with rich Sphagnum communities. Wellingtons essential!

Park in the car park off B3056, east of Lyndhurst at SU332074.

Leader: Sharon Pilkington.