Sunday 17th March WILDLIFE WAKE UP CALL
Early walk in the woods to see badger setts and fox earths, bird nests before they are being used. We will look at nature and see it getting ready for the New Year.
Sunday 14th April SPRING BEAUTY
A wonderful walk in the woods to find the early spring flowers and maybe we will see some nesting birds and hopefully deer. You never know what is round the next corner. April in the woods is a magical time of the year.
Extra Special – Sunday 5th 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 26th May – BABES IN THE WOOD
A look for Chicks (birds), cubs (fox and badger), kits (squirrels), kittens (rabbits), Leverets (hares) and Fawns (deer). This walk will be on wood sides and hedges and we will be learning to read the signs that nature leaves.
Sunday 23rd June – SUMMER MEADOW MEANDER
A walk on Grupp meadow; with its own unique ecosystem, 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 14th 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!
Extra Special – Sunday 4th August – TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD (DEER) SIDE
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.
Sunday 18th August – 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.
Sunday 15th 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 13th October – FIND SOME FUNNY FUNGI (3.30pm start)
Join us for a stroll through the woods to look at the wonderful autumn trees and to find some fiendish fungi.
NOTE: Depending on the weather we might need to change these last two walks round. Nature will show what she wants but there is always something special on the estate to see and enjoy.
All walks must be pre-booked by 5pm on the Friday before the walk, as the office is closed at the weekend and we cannot respond to e-mails or phone calls – Please ring the office on 01366 382162 to book your place.
Points to note