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Nature Walks

Join our Nigel our Gamekeeper on a fascinating guided nature walk around Church Farm and Stow Estate.  The walks will be once a month on a Sunday from 4.30 – 7.00pm.

Meet Nigel in the Church Farm Tea Room at 4.30pm on the day of the walk for coffee / tea / squash & cake and to talk about the walk and what to look out for.

All Walks are £5.00 per person to include tea & cake and are from 4.30pm until 7pm unless stated otherwise and must be pre-booked by ringing 01366 382162 or booking in at the Farm.

Sunday 19th March – WILDLIFE WAKE UP CALL

Early walk in the woods to see badger setts and fox earths also hopefully squirrels and deer.


Sunday 23rd April – SPRING BEAUTY

A wonderful walk in the woods to find the early spring flowers and maybe we’ll see some nesting birds as well.



Sunday 7th May – INTERNATIONAL DAWN CHORUS DAY – This special walk starts at 5am and is followed by a hot breakfast at Church Farm.  A wonderful opportunity to listen to the glorious song of the dawn chorus and hopefully see lots of wildlife as the sun comes up – Adults £9.50, Child £6.50


Sunday 21st May – BABES IN THE WOOD

A look for Chicks (birds), cubs (fox and badger), kits (squirrels), kittens (rabbits), Leverets (hares) and Fawns (deer)



A walk on Grupp meadow with its own unique ecosystem, to look at the wonderful plants and insects that are found there.


Sunday 16th July – JEWELS OF THE AIR

This is the best month to see the many wonderful butterflies and moths found on the estate so keep your eyes peeled!




Shhhhhh! We are looking for all kinds of deer; Red, Roe and Muntjac which all live on the Estate.  Dress to camouflage, no strong scents and keep quiet, hopefully we will see these elusive animals in their natural habitat.



As the combine harvester leaves the fields, a lot of wildlife moves in to enjoy the bounty left behind, we will be looking for birds, small animals, and deer.


Sunday 17th September – FORAGING, FRUITS AND PHOTOS

A walk along some of our lovely hedgerows with a basket for fruits & foraging and a camera for photos.


Sunday 15th October – FIND SOME FUNNY FUNGI

Join us for a stroll through the woods to look at the wonderful autumn trees and to find some fiendish fungi.



All walks must be pre-booked – Please ring the office on 01366 382162 to book (Monday – Friday, 9-5pm) or e-mail to book your place.


Points to note

  • Numbers are limited to 15 people per walk.
  • Please bring binoculars with you if you have them, if not there may be some you can borrow.
  • Please be aware that it may be cold or wet during the nature walk so please dress in appropriate clothing & boots. We may be walking through grass, mud and uneven ground.
  • The walks are suitable for all ages but we would prefer children to be 8 or over. The Estate stretches over a few miles and we might be some distance from Church Farm, so it may not always be possible to take a child back to the car if they are not enjoying the walk.
  • There is no access allowed to Church Farm itself or to the indoor treehouse prior to the walk, unless the normal admission charge is paid. Please note that Church Farm closes at 5pm.





Nigel our gamekeeper on one of his brilliant nature walks
Nature Walks - Hare
Nature Walks - thistle
A great funghi
Nature Walks - poppy
A wonderful sunrise for the Dawn Chorus Walk
2 deer in the field during the annual Deer walk with Nigel the gamekeeper