|Buxton Field Club|
The club draws its membership from all of the villages in the area around Buxton. It was started in 1946 by a number of enthusiastic and knowledgeable local naturalists the club has pursued its aims to study any aspect of natural history, and this is done through lectures in the winter and fieldtrips in the summer.
Over the years the club had had many very able botanists and ornithologists and specialists in geology, dragonflies and liverworts. For many members a love of the countryside and a wide ranging interest in whatever they come across has drawn them to the Field Club. Other interests include industrial archaeology, insects and country traditions. Records of everything seen on fieldtrips are recorded in writing and on film. These records exist from 1946.
Field trips start in April and continue until the end of September. Walking is generally limited to about 4 miles - less on some afternoons when a particular are is studied in more depth - and are normally within half and hour's drive of Buxton.
Winter lectures are held in the hall, Buxton Methodist Church on the Market Place, starting at 7.30pm on about 10 Saturday evenings from October to March and cover many subjects relevant to the Club's aims.
For more information contact the Secretary Brian Aries on 01298 815291.