Rochdale Field Naturalists have a varied programme of events. We have talks taking place from  September to April and coach trips, car trips, and walks throughout the year. We also carry out surveys and from time to time put on special events.

Talks take place at the Cutgate Baptist Church, next to the Cutgate shopping precinct on Edenfield Road, Rochdale OL11 5AQ. Doors open around 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Talks cost £2 for members, £3 for non-members. There is ample free parking at the shopping centre. See Map


Coach trips are usually on the second Saturday of the month. We meet at the cul-de-sac at the town center end of Old Manchester Road. OL11 4HY . See Map.

Departure time is usually 9.00am returning at 5.00pm in summer months or 4.00pm in winter. Coach trips cost £15 per person. Booking is essential.

Car trips are usually on the fourth Saturday of the month and walks on the third Thursday. These meet at 10.00 am also at the Old Manchester Road or at the location of the event.

Click here for our  Programme for 2017/8

Everyone is welcome.



Coach Trip to Potteric Carr Nature Reserve.

Coach Trip to Potteric Carr Nature Reserve.

Dec 16, 9:00am - Dec 16, 9:45am

YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Potteric Carr Visitor Centre, Mallard Way
Doncaster,  DN4 8DB Map

Potteric Carr is the flagship of over 80 Reserves managed and run by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust located on the outskirts of Doncaster. It has 13 hides and 1 viewing screen, spread over an area of approx 500 acres to include open water, reedbeds, woodland, marsh and small meadows, all of which create a wide diversity of wildlife. There are approx 7 miles of good paths around the Reserve which can be split nature walks, so members are more than welcome to just please themselves and wander where they like or just spend time relaxing in the lovely new Visitor Centre opened 12 months ago. Winter is the busiest time on the lakes and ponds at Potteric, with lots of wetland birds present. Bitterns are now breeding on the Reserve and are regularly sighted as are many varieties of ducks and geese.
**N.B. There will be a charge of £2.50 for non-members of any Wildlife Trust
BOOKING ESSENTIAL Contact Ruth Hardcastle on 07970948175 or by email at ‘’ to book a place on the coach. Cost £15.
Depart Manchester Road cul-de-sac Rochdale OL11 4HY 9.00a.m. sharp. Back on the coach at 3.45p.m. for 4.00p.m. departure.
Leaders:- Dinah & Peter Francis tel:- 01706 843685
Mobile Nos: Dinah 07999510333 Peter: 07849853352

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