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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Crocus Sweep this Sunday 2nd October.

All members and friends are invited on a tour of  some of the Autumn Crocus sites probably in the Ryburn Valley. Provisional time 1.30pm ; meet at County Bridge over the Calder in Sowerby Bridge.
We could get into as few cars as possible. Some of the footpaths are rocky but no strenuous climbs involved. Childeren and dogs very welcome. Tour about three hours. Check again here in case I have to alter arrangements.
(These are Crocus nudiflorus I photographed in the Pyrenees, and this is the one we have in the fields and woods in Calderdale in about 40 places that we know of.)


  1. An Autumn Crocus tour sounds great Steve, I'm looking forward to it.

  2. We had a great afternoon (three of us), searching out the known sites and on the look-out in the fields for new ones. We only drew a blank at one of the known sites.
    The most productive site so far this year was approx.330 blooms at High House Farm, Midgley (above Jerusalem Farm.)