Upcoming trips

Here are the details of our planned outdoor trips. For general information on outdoor trips please visit the outdoor trips page.

  • Sat
    16
    Jan
    2016

    Leave Blaby at 8.00am

    A visit to our neighbouring county to see what old gravel pits can be turned into for the benefit of our feathered friends. Bitterns bred here last year. Should see good numbers of waterfowl.

    Facilities: Café & toilets

    Post code: NG9 6DY

    Cost: £2.50

    http://www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk/your-visit/

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016

    Leave Blaby 7.30am

    Previous visit was in the Autumn. This tidal reedbed is the largest in England and is important for its breeding Bearded Tits, Bitterns, Marsh Harriers plus various waders and waterfowl

    Facilities: Toilets

    Post Code: DN14 8HR

    Cost: £2.50

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/b/blacktoftsands/index.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQiA96CyBRDk5qOtp5vz8LkBEiQA6wx8MEg1x_34wNRmDHT6Edu91zS_Slh4VdjpnTQAAXCNFFwaAlDp8P8HAQ

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016

    Leave Blaby at 7.30am

    March gives us the best chance of seeing the elusive Goshawks. We could even witness Goshawks displaying. Plenty of other birds to find too: Crossbill, Siskin, Brambling, Woodlark…

    Facilities: Toilets

    Post Code: For Nunnery Lakes IP27 0TJ

    Cost: £2.50

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016

    Leave Blaby at 7.30am

    An amble along a rolling moorland road, alongside water and woodland in early Spring. What’s not to like…

    There are no facilities at main car park, however there is a toilet at the south end of the valley

    Post Code: SK17 6GJ this is actually for the Errwood Sailing Club, which is just around the corner from the Car Park.

    Cost: £2.50

    http://www.goytvalley.co.uk/

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016

    Leave Blaby at 8.00am

    Annual "Bird Race" - on arrival names will be drawn to produce teams with a minimum of 3 people per team. Each team will be issued with a blank bird list and it is then up to each team to decide which route they take around the reserve. The team with the highest points wins. The scoring system is 1 pt for each species seen and a 1/2 pt if only heard.

    Facilities: Visitor Centre and Toilets

    Post Code: LE15 8BT

    Cost: Free to members

    https://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016

    Leave Blaby at 7.30am

    Travelling by coach to this magnificent seabird colony, we will not know which way to look as there is so much activity at this time of year - Gannets, Auks…

    Facilities: A new visitor centre opened Spring 2015 - light refreshments available.    Toilets
    RSPB cards required on the day

    Cost: £25.00

    www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/b/bemptoncliffs/index.aspx

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    7:30 amFrampton Lincolnshire

    These saltmarshes and freshwater pools by the Wash rarely disappoint us. There should be good numbers of passage waders, ducks and geese.                 PE20 1AY

    Facilities: Toilets. Cost £2.50

    www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/f/framptonmarsh/index.aspx

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    8:00 amLaxton Rutland

    A guided walk around an avian-friendly farm in the morning. 94 species of birds have been recorded here to date. We will head off to nearby Fineshades Wood in the afternoon and hopefully see some of the Red Kites that roost overnight at the farm.                   NN17 3AU

    Facilities: Toilets. Cost £5.00

    www.homefarmlaxton.co.uk

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    8:00 amBrixworth, Northamptonshire, NN6 9SJ

    On the northern side of the causeway there are 7 hides dotted around the wooded shallow end of the reservoir. There should be large numbers of waterfowl and diverse waders

    Facilities - Toilets. Cost £5.00

    http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/leisure/water-parks/pitsford

  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016
    8:00 amWanlip, Leicester, LE7 1AD

    The development of the Soar Valley continues to grow and improve nature conservation. Our avian population benefits from the changes and as a consequence we should be able to see more species of birds

    Facilities. Toilets. Cost £2.50

    http://www.leicscountryparks.org.uk/watermead-visitor-information