Upcoming trips

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

  • Sat
    14
    Jan
    2017
    7:30 amDoncaster, Yorkshire, DN4 8DB

    We have visited this WLT reserve at various times of the year & never been disappointed. Always a good chance of seeing the elusive Bittern. New Visitor Centre opens Dec 2016 & a hot meal at lunch time can be booked.

    Facilities: Café & toilets. Cost £6.50 or £2.50 for WLT members - cards will be req’d

    http://www.ywt.org.uk/reserves/potteric-carr-nature-reserve

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    7:30 amNorfolk, NR23 1RH

    The 2nd Earl of Leicester planted the distinctive belt of pine trees in the 19th century to help stabilise the dunes. So it’s time we reinforced the city connection & enjoyed a trip to the North Norfolk Coast. We hope to see plenty of Geese and Waders

    Facilities: Toilets at nearby Wells. Cost £2.50

     

  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 amWootton Drive, Staffordshire, ST16 1PU

    A first visit to this site close to Stafford Town Centre . Small lagoons, a good mix of shrub & hedgerows, and plenty of reed beds cater for many species of birds. Marsh Harriers visit regularly. In the afternoon we will take a walk through woodland along the shore of Blithfield Reservoir.

    Facilities: at a nearby Supermarket. Cost £2.50

    http://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/reserves/doxey-marshes

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 amBuckinghamshire, HP23 5QG

    This Bucks WLT Reserve has a good mix of habitat. Plenty of Waders and summer visitors at this time of year. If there is time we will also visit nearby Ivinghoe Beacon.

    NB: Trip is a week later than usual due to Easter

    Facilities: Café. Cost £2.50

    http://www.bbowt.org.uk/reserves/college-lake

  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017
    8:00 amEgleton, Rutland, LE15 8BT

    Annual Bird Race for the coveted "Swift Trophy".

    Free to all members.

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

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
    Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    7:00 amSouth West Wales

    Base will be a hotel in Cardigan

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017
    7:30 amSuffolk, IP27 9AD

    This is a great site for raptors, such as Hobbies, Marsh Harriers & Peregrines. There will be plenty of Warblers & we may also be lucky to see Bearded Tits.   RSPB cards required

    Facilities. Toilets. Cost £2.50.

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/l/lakenheathfen/about.aspx

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 amNorfolk NR21 9GN

    A Hawk & Owl Trust site that has been developed since the club’s last visit in 2009. Boardwalks will make for easy perambulating and there are 5 hides in all. A new aerial walkway climbs to a platform 4 metres above the site, giving spectacular elevated views over the fen and reed bed. They have Tawny & Barn Owls here and we should still see summer visitors enjoying their last few days in this country. Time permitting, we will stop off at Eldernell Lane, Whittlesey on the way home for more Owls!
    Facilities: Toilets. Coffee machine only. Cost £6.50
    http://hawkandowl.org/sculthorpe

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    7:30 amHertfordshire SG12 9SS & SG12 8JS

    Two reserves close to each other in Hertfordshire. Amwell was formerly gravel pits but is now an SSSI, with 3 hides overlooking the reserve for us to view waterfowl and tardy migrants. Rye Meads has reed beds, so we should see a wide range of birds on the day.
    Facilities: None at Amwell. Toilets and Coffee machine at Rye Meads.
    Cost £2.50
    http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/Amwell & http://rspb.org.uk/ryemeads

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 amNottinghamshire NG23 7QL

    NB 1 week later than normal.
    As the quarry becomes worked out, more of it is being handed over to the RSPB for further development. However, this reserve is already a pleasant site to visit with lagoons and reedbed areas, which have attracted Bitterns, Bearded Tits & Water Rail. A pontoon walkway forms part of the circular path.
    We may also visit a Notts Wildlife Trust site at Besthorpe for wintering ducks and geese, and/or Spalford Warren which is a heathland reserve close by.
    Facilities: None, but cafés in the vicinity. Cost £2.50
    http://rspb.org.uk/langfordlowfields

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    8:30 amLE15 8BT

    One week away from the shortest day of the year, we need to make the most of daylight hours. Where better than this wonderful reserve with so many hides to choose from, less than an hour’s drive away.
    Facilities: Toilets and coffee machine
    Cost £6.50 or £2.50 with valid Rutland Water Nature Reserve pass
    http://rutlandwater.org.uk