Mid Week Guided Walks

Spring Mid-Week Walks Programme

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 5 May 2024 5:00 AM - 8:00 AM BST

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, CT13 9PF

This year's Dawn Chorus walk starts at 5.00am from the Obs car park and will be led by Assistant Warden Greg Lee

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Morning Walk : Monk's Wall Nature Reserve, Sandwich

Wed 15 May 2024 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM BST

Monk's Wall Nature Reserve

A morning walk around the Reserve will be led by Ken Chapman (Reserve Manager). The reserve consists of wet arable meadows, scrub, scrapes and also runs along the banks of the River Stour. It hosts a good variety of breeding birds, as well as species of orchids and recently beavers have begun to visit the site.

Parking is just off the A256 bypass on the edge of Discovery Park. Furter information will be provided prior to the walk.

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Morning Walk: Turtle Doves and Nightingales at Canterbury G.C.

Wed 22 May 2024 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM BST

Canterbury Golf Club, CT1 1TW

This morning walk will be led by Nicole Khan (RSPB Operation Turtle Dove). Starting at Canterbury Golf Club the walk will head off in the direction of Old Park and Chequer's Wood looking and listening for Turtle Doves and Nightingales that are breeding on the edges of the Golf Club.

Detailed parking instructions will be provided shortly prior to the event.

LOCATION

Canterbury Golf Club, CT1 1TW

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Morning Walk : East Blean : Butterflies

Wed 12 Jun 2024 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM BST

East Blean Nature Reserve, CT1 1TW

This morning walk will be led by Phil Poole taking in parts of East Blean Woods. We will be looking for woodland butterflies, especially Heath Fritillaries which breed in the the woodland rides. In addition we will be scanning the trees and bushes for woodland birds, such as Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Treecreepers, etc.

Detailed parking information will be provided shortly prior to the event.

LOCATION

East Blean Nature Reserve, CT1 1TW

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Morning Walk : Hothfield Common, near Ashford

Wed 3 Jul 2024 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM BST

Hothfield Common, nr Ashford, TN26 1HD

This morning walk will be led by Sue Buckingham. We will concentrate on finding and identifying the rich flora of this important KWT reserve, which contains Kent's last four valley bogs and one of its remaining fragments of open heath. The site is rich in rare plants, several of which are only found at Hothfield.

Detailed parking instructions will be provided shortly prior to the event.

LOCATION

Hothfield Common, near Ashford, TN26 1HD

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Booking essential click Ticket Tailor

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

 

 

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