With nature in mind, and to give members another excuse to visit, we are arranging some Nature events at Silverglades on the last Saturday of the month. Although these are intended to be held in our own grounds, we may venture (clothed!) further afield, for example onto the RSPB reserve. The remaining events are:
22/06/19 Watercolour Challenge. Painting flora and fauna [note date change – NOT the last Saturday]
27/07/19 Butterfly watch. Including the rare High Brown Fritillary
31/08/19 Geology and Limestone pavement. Do you know your clint from your grike?
28/09/19 Blackberrying. August to October is the best time to pick. Hedge your bets and pick in September
Silverglades is our idyllic site, close to the beautiful village of Silverdale about 10 miles north of Lancaster and close to Morecambe Bay. It is an ideal place to lie in the sun, or maybe walk along our woodland trails. There are ten acres of natural woodland, the largest clearing beside the clubhouse is partly set aside as a wild flower meadow but the main lawn may be used for socialising, picnics or barbecue. Or you can relax in one of the secluded smaller clearings, where you may not see another person. If you want to stay longer, we can accept tents and medium sized caravans or campers (due to mild access restrictions), but cannot provide electrical hookups or piped water/waste.
Thinking of joining? A full year at Silverglades (from Apr to Mar) for a couple/family costs only £70 (plus a one-off Joining Fee of £16), or £55 (+ £10) for singles, so it is great value!
Hope to see you some of you at Silverglades!
Our 10 acre site
Silverglades, with its woods, wild flower meadow, small private
glades and lawns, and main lawn for socialising, picnics or barbecue,
is in the beautiful village of Silverdale, 10 miles north of
Lancaster. An ideal place to lie in the sun, or maybe walk along our
Day visits (£5) by
non-members are possible, but a full year at Silverglades for a
couple/family is only £70 + £16 joining fee (£55 + £10 for
singles), so membership is great value! Our next Open Days for
prospective members are 16/03/19 and 13/04/19 when your first visit
will be free (arrange via our Secretary email@example.com
We accept tents and
medium sized caravans or campers (sorry, no electrical hookups or
Our Annual General Meeting will be at 2pm on Saturday 08/09/18 at Silverglades.
The AGM is quite short and not too formal, don’t be shy and please come along. To encourage members to attend, we will lay on sandwiches and snacks, so please let me know whether or not you can attend (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is your opportunity to hear what the club has been up to, to elect the committee, and have your say on how the club is run, so it will be good to see as many of you there as possible.
If you would like to help out by being on the committee, we have at least one vacancy. Please contact me if you’d like to serve. Committee meetings are held at Silverglades on the second Saturday of the month from March to October
Hope to see you at the AGM!
Page created 2018/09/02 last updated 2018/09/10/13:00 by Martin R
After the best summer since 1976, it looks like the fine weather may be over – we’ve had a fair few showers at Silverglades in the past two weeks, enough to lift the ban on open fires. But to be honest, the site needed the rain. Not only were the lawns parched but a few of the trees were showing signs of distress due to drought. Now, the grass is growing, the lawns are green again and the trees are recovering (apart form one or two – an oak adjacent to the short drive leading to the top lawn from the car park dropped a large branch last week in high winds, so I’d suggest cars should be parked away from this tree until it can be inspected.)
Due to the very dry nature of the site: with immediate effect there is now a total ban at Silverglades of all fires even on recognised hearths, and all BBQ’s and any other forms of potential ignition. This includes the use of portable gas stoves for cooking (except within the club house), the use of the lawn mower and other power tools, and all smoking.
Although the forecast for later this week is for occasional showers, we need heavy rain before this ban can be lifted.