Other Events

Sandwich Bay Walk and Talks

We have teamed up with Kent Wildlife Trust for these events which are FREE to attend

(although see below for parking charges if not walking to the Estate Beach from the Field Centre).

 

Booking essential via eventbright 👇

 

Monday 13th June at 10am – 12pm-3pm: Talk followed by guided walk at the SBBOT Field Centre

with Assistant Warden Greg (more details below)

 

Monday 13th June at 1:30pm – 3pm: Guided walk from the Sandwich Bay Estate carpark

with Kent Wildlife Trust (more details below)

 

Enjoy an exciting day of talks and guided walks around Sandwich Bay NNR, led by Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust and Kent Wildlife Trust.

 

There will be a separate morning and afternoon guided walk starting from different locations. You can book for one or both sessions.

 

In the morning session (10am-12pm), you can enjoy an informative talk at Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory by our assistant warden, followed by a guided walk, with the chance to see nesting birds and migrants, rare orchids and some of the 1000 species of moths found in this unique mosaic of habitats.

 

In the afternoon session (1:30pm-3pm), you can join Kent Wildlife Trust’s Protected Area Wardens for a guided walk by the sea, where we will explore Kent’s only ancient sand dune habitat, look out for summer wading birds on the nutrient rich mudflats and hopefully spot some of the local birds of prey. Learn about how KWT manage this National Nature Reserve to protect the rare birdlife and our local seal colony, and find out what you can do to help ensure Sandwich and Pegwell Bay NNR remains a safe haven for this fascinating wildlife.

 

The morning talk and walk will run from Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Guilford Rd. The afternoon event starts from Sandwich Bay Estate car park, Prince’s Drive (near Prince’s Golf Club). Following the morning session, staff from the Observatory will offer to walk any participants also attending the afternoon session the 1.3 miles to the afternoon’s meeting point at the beach, spotting wildlife along the way.

 

Both sessions are free and parking at the Observatory will be free, however if you are attending the afternoon session at the Estate car park and are not walking there, you will need to pay for parking. You can pre-pay the £8 for car access to the estate and car park by following this link: https://www.sandwichbay.estate/admission-charges/

 

*Free parking at the Observatory is limited, so may not be available for afternoon session participants that have not booked for the morning*

 

Lunch will be available to buy at the Observatory from 12-1pm.

Booking is essential.

In Focus 2021

Binocular and telescope specialists In Focus hold Field Events at the observatory where you can test, select and purchase a wide range of optical equipment under field conditions from 10 am.

We receive a percentage of their takings so please support us by visiting Keith when he is at the Bay.

The next event will be on the on the 8th May.

Keith will also be visiting the Observatory on the 3rd July, 4th September, 6th November plus at our August bank holiday “Open Day” 2022.