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Nature Walks

Nature walks dates for 2024

 

 Sunday 21st April – NIGEL – SPRINGWATCH AT STOW

A walk along the “Chase”, the original gateway to the Estate. We will have a gentle walk looking for signs of Spring. It’s also a good time to see some of the other wonderful animals that inhabit Stow Estate.

***FULLY BOOKED *** EXTRA SPECIALSunday 5th May – NIGEL –  INTERNATIONAL DAWN CHORUS DAY

This special walk starts at 5am and is followed by a hot (meat or veggie) 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 & Children (aged 8 or over) – £20.00 (must be pre-booked) *

Sunday 12th May – HARRY –  LAMB LIAISON

A brief walk through Stow village and Stow Hall Gardens, then down The Chase, discovering some of the local history, before mingling with the playful lambs and maybe some mischievous goat kids.

Sunday 19th May – NIGEL – NEW WOOD WALK

This will be a glorious walk in a very special woodland area that has some fascinating flora and fauna. You never know what you might find along the way.

Sunday 26th May – HARRY –  LAMB LIAISON

Another opportunity for a brief walk through Stow village and Stow Hall Gardens, then down The Chase, discovering some of the local history, before mingling with the playful lambs and maybe some mischievous goat kids.

 Sunday 16th June – NIGEL – SUMMER MEADOW MEANDER

A walk on Grupp meadow, which is a white grass area, to look at the wonderful plants and insects that are found there. This walk will give us the chance to feel nature as well as see nature. If we are lucky, we might see Barn Owls hunting.

Sunday 23rd June – HARRY –  SUPER SHEEP & GLORIOUS GOATS

Take a stroll down the old A10, into the old parkland, where you will meet some of our rarer native sheep and goats.

Sunday 21st July – NIGEL – BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES AND MAGESTIC MOTHS

The Estate is a great place to see many varieties of butterflies and moths. We will try to identify all we find in the overnight moth trap as we walk through the Estate.

Sunday 4th August – NIGEL – ROE DEER RUT

We will take a quiet walk with the Estate Deer Stalker to look for the 3 types of deer we have living wild on the estate.  Dress to camouflage, no strong scents and keep quiet, hopefully we will see these elusive animals in their natural habitat.

Sunday 18th  August – NIGEL – HARVEST FIELDS, A SHARED BOUNTY

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.  This is the easiest time to spot unusual wildlife.

Sunday 1st September – HARRY –  TERRIFIC TUPS

Join our Shepherd as he releases the ‘main man’ into one of our fields to join his ‘lucky ladies’ this Autumn. You may get to meet some of their lively lambs if you join us again next Spring as well.

Sunday 15th September – NIGEL – FOOD FORAGING IN THE HEDGEROWS

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

Sunday 20th October NIGEL – FANTASTIC & FUNNY FUNGI *(3.30pm start)

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

NOTE: Depending on the weather, we might need to change the last two walks round. Nature will show what she wants to but there is always something special on the estate to see and enjoy.

Meet Nigel or Harry in the Church Farm Tea Room at 4:30pm on the day of the walk (3:30pm in October) for coffee / tea / squash & cake and to talk about the walk and what to look out for.

All Walks are £10.00 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.