Trips and Meetings 2023 - 2024

All INDOOR MEETINGS are held on the 4th. Friday of the month, unless otherwise stated in the programme (please note - some months have 5 Fridays, we still meet on the fourth Friday), in the JUBILEE HALL, STANLEY ROAD, KNUTSFORD WA16 0GP. Members gather at 7:45 for an 8:00 pm start. New members are always welcome!!

For these field trips there will be no meeting spots in Knutsford and members are asked to make their own way to the various venues.
KOS Programme 2023 - 2024


May 13 Sat Manifold Valley, meet in Ecton layby (SK095584) at 10am. Leader: Jude Halman.

May 21-24 Norfolk weekend, staying at Premier Inn, Kings Lynn. Contact: Sheila Blamire.

May 26 Fri Goyt Valley evening walk, meet in 2nd car park along the Goyt at 7.30pm. Leader: Tony Ellis

Jun 11 Sun Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB, meet at BMW at 9.30am. Leader: Bob Groom.

Jun 23 Fri Mobberley evening walk, meet in Mill Lane (close to The Bull’s Head), Mobberley at 6:30pm. Leader: Tony Usher.

Jul 9 Sun Dearne Valley Old Moor RSPB, Barnsley, meet at Dearne Valley at 10am. Leader: Karina Stanley.

Jul 21 Fri Whitegate Way evening walk, meet in car park at Whitegate Station at 6.30pm. Leader: Jacquie Ledward.

Sep 9 Sat Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve, meet at Woolston Eyes (first gate) at 10am. Leader: Sheila Blamire.

Sep 22 Fri 'The Peregrine Falcon' by Steve Watson

Oct 15 Sun Llanfairfechan and Morfa Madryn followed by Conwy RSPB, meet at Llanfairfechan car park at 10am. Leader: Frank Deardon.

Oct 27 Fri ‘Climate change impacts on passerine migrants: insights from science data' by Mark Eddowes

Nov 12 Sun Leighton Moss RSPB, exact meeting place and time to be confirmed nearer to the day (might go to the public hide first to try for Bearded Tits). Leader: Derek Pike.

Nov 24 Fri 'There's a Tapir at the door! A Green Birding Adventure' by Gary Prescott (the Biking Birder)

Dec 3 Sun Marshside RSPB and Martin Mere WWT, meet in Marshside car park at 10am. Leader: Frank Deardon.

Dec 15 Fri Christmas Party, Jubilee Hall, at 7:45pm.


Jan 13 Sat Mere Sands Wood NR, Ormskirk, followed by Lunt Meadows, Merseyside, meet at Mere Sands Wood at 10am. Leader: Karina Stanley.

Jan 26 Fri 'The Land of Geysers and Gyrs' by Keith Offord

Feb 17 Sat Tatton Park, meet at Dog Lodge lay-by, off Mobberley Rd, at 9:15am. Leader: Tony Usher.

Feb 23 Fri ‘Gordon Yates Film Night’

Mar 10 Sun Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB, meet at BMW car park at 9.30am. Leader: Bob Groom.

Mar 22 Fri 'A Walk in the Woods' by Kevin Briggs

Apr 20 Sat Brockholes Nature Reserve, Samlesbury, Preston, meet at Brockholes car park at 10am. Leader: Karina Stanley.



Jun 2-6 2024 KOS 50th Anniversary Trip to Dumfries and Galloway. Contact: Sheila Blamire.

INDOOR MEETINGS are held on the 4th Friday of the month, unless otherwise stated in the programme, in the Jubilee Hall, Stanley Road, Knutsford. Members gather at 7:45pm for an 8pm start. Admission: £3 members and £6 visitors, except at the AGM which is free.

Directions: Approaching from the north on the A50 (the main road through the town) turn right into Stanley Road at the main set of traffic lights in the centre of Knutsford. Approaching from the south turn left at the lights (the first set you come to) and turn into Stanley Road. Approaching from Macclesfield (A537) it’s straight across the lights into Stanley Road. In Stanley Road take the first right into the car park of Booths supermarket. After 20yds turn right into the small car park (not the residents’ car park under the archway). The entrance to the Jubilee Hall is on Stanley Road, walking back towards the traffic lights.

TRIPS AND EVENING WALKS: Meet at the venues, whether day trip or evening walk. More information, including all directions, will be sent by email before the event.

Joining the KOS.

To renew your KOS membership:

"KOS has now entered its new financial year and membership subscriptions are now due (apart from those joining in the latter part of last year). You can pay in various ways:

-in person on any of our forthcoming day trips or evening walks.

-by sending a cheque or cash by post to our treasurer Frank Dearden at 53, Northwich Road, Knutsford WA16 0AR. Please enclose a stamped self addressed envelope if you wish to have your receipt and membership card posted back to you.

-by bank transfer to our account in the name of Knutsford Ornithological Society at Royal Bank of Scotland, account no.11875827 sort code 16-22-27. Please enter your name in the reference window so that we can identify the payment.

To Join the KOS for the first time

Again there are various ways.

-in person on any of our forthcoming day trips or evening walks.

- Go to our online application form [click here] and, after entering your details and submitting the form, transfer the fee to our online bank account. Instructions are on the online form. [5 min job]

- Download an application form click here , print it out and follow the instructions

Contacts: Chairman - Sheila Blamire - 01565 830168
Secretary - Karina Stanley - 01565 634417
Website - Tony Usher - 07710 508 544
Treasurer - Frank Dearden -
Lectures Officer - Jacquie Ledward -