Mid Week Guided Walks
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Please check the meeting time and place for each walk below.
Most take place on Wednesday but sometimes it is other weekdays.
Cost £5 per person for local walks, but longer outings with off-site walks may be charged more and there may be local charges such as for boat tickets or reserve entrance fees.
Please note that as our walks are mostly on nature reserves, dogs will not be able to attend our guided walks (except guide dogs). The usual charge is £5 unless otherwise advertised and, of course, donations are always welcome. Numbers strictly limited to 15 people for each walk
Autumn Mid-Week Walks Programme
Wednesday 13th December - Morning Walk Broadstairs Harbour and Thanet Coast
Leader Dave Ellingworth
Meet 9.30am at Broadstairs Harbour
Address Broadstairs Harbour Car Park, Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT7 9QY
Grid ref TR399678
Duration 3-4 hours
We will meet at Broadstairs Harbour for target species of Purple Sandpiper and off -shore sea birds (eg Gannet, Fulmar, Gulls) and Divers. (High tide is 11.39am.) We will then drive in convoy along the Thanet coastline towards North Foreland stopping at one or more points looking for roosting shoreline birds and high tide movements. Exact stopping locations will be dependent upon weather conditions and latest reports of birds.
Wednesday 20th December - Afternoon Walk Grove Ferry
River path at Grove Ferry
Leader - Phil Poole
Meet 1.30pm at Grove Ferry Car Park
Address Grove Ferry Car Park, Grove Ferry Road, Canterbury CT10 1EU
Grid ref TR236631
Duration about 3 hours
From Grove Ferry Car Park we will walk across the road to Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve stopping off at The Ramp then continuing on towards Marsh Hide, then returning in the reverse direction to Grove Ferry. Our aim in the early part of the walk is wintering waders and wildfowl, then as dusk approaches our target species will be raptors and thrushes, particularly Marsh and Hen Harriers coming into roost, Woodcock flying out of roost to feed in the water meadows, and possibly Barn Owl.