Events Walks and Trips

Events Walks and Trips

2018 Programme of Walks

Walks are co-ordinated and led by Mike Crewe, a local wildlife consultant, author and professional wildlife tour guide.

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Mike Crewe is a professional wildlife tour guide for Limosa Holidays, originally joining them in 1997. In 2009 Mike emigrated to New Jersey with his wife to take up a post at Cape May Bird Observatory. 

Tour leading is Mike's first love and Mike returned to the UK in 2016 and rejoined Limosa. Mike's background in horticulture gives him a fantastic knowledge of plant life, especially in Norfolk, however Mike's knowledge of natural history in general is extensive and we are delighted to have him on board to lead our 2018 wildlife walks. 

 

 

Holkham Park April 1st 2018

A walk through open woodland to Holkham Lake. In early spring, woodland birds will be in song, Grey Squirrels and Fallow Deer will be active and the lake’s waterlife will be bursting with activity. Spring plants will be brightening the floor after the winter doldrums.
Time: 10am-1pm Cost: £15:00 per person


Brancaster Beach May 29th 2018
Late spring brings much bird activity to the beach and dunes, as migrant waders, Wheatears and Whinchats will be fattening up before heading north to breed. Come and learn some basics on wader identification – and discover what wheatear really means!
Time: 10am-1pm Cost: £15:00 per person (£4.00 parking charge for vehicles at beach)


Ringstead Downs July 8th 2018
Far from the madding crowd, Ringstead Downs offers us a chance for some exciting wildlife watching in the tranquillity of one of Norfolk’s hidden corners. On this walk, we shall focus on the plants and minibeasts of chalk grassland and scrub, especially butterflies and the wildflowers that they visit for nectar.
Time: 10am-1pm Cost: £15:00 per person


Burnham Overy July 29th 2018
High summer is the perfect time to enjoy the wildlife that abounds in Burnham’s coastal saltmarshes and dunes. On our walk, we will look for waders, Little Egrets and more in the saltmarshes before exploring the amazing world of sand dunes and learning a little about this unforgiving habitat.
Time: 10am-1pm Cost: £15:00 per person


Burnham Deepdale August 12th 2018
With the saltmarshes at their very best for wildlife in August, we will spend time exploring the wonderful habitats right on our doorstep. On this walk, we will look at how the different tidal zones produce a whole suite of different animals and plants and learn how to recognise the inhabitants of this fascinating area.
Time: 10am-1pm Cost: £15:00 per person – bring wellies!


Brancaster Beachcombing August 26th 2018
Always a popular event, we shall be heading out to the beach today to learn about the amazing array of items that the tide can through up.
Amongst tangles of seaweed we’ll see how many different shells we can find, discover the burrows of shipworms and no doubt turn up a few surprises, too!
Time: 10am-1pm Cost: £15:00 per person – kids under 13 go free (£4.00 parking charge for vehicles at the beach)


The Small Print
What to expect... Three hours of fun, coupled with an educational edge, watching and learning about Norfolk's wonderful wildlife.
What to bring... Check the weather the night before and come in suitable clothing! Binoculars will greatly enhance your day.
All of our walks start at the One Stop Nature Shop, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB. From here we walk or drive (according to venue) to the start of the event. Local parking fees apply for some of the events.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to get organised and allow group to start on time.
Deepdale Café awaits you at the end of the event!

 

Booking
Numbers are limited and our walks are popular so to ensure a place, payment is in advance through the One Stop Nature Shop. For more information, or to reserve a place,call us on 01485 211223 or pop in now!


 

Wednesday Walks for beginners on The North Norfolk Coast

Our 2017 Summer walks 

- a gentle walk along the sea bank at Deepdale marsh for approx. One hour      £5 per person

have finished for this year.

If you require alternative dates for a beginners walk of four or more people please call us on 01485 211223

Here are a few highlights of some of the birds seen this year that we hope to see again on our walks during 2018

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The One Stop Nature Shop "first flight" trips abroad

Bird tours

Our "first flight" trips visit several destinations abroad. These trips are designed especially for beginners interested in birdwatching who wish to travel to Europe. The pace is leisurely and the atmosphere fun, no racing around to get a big list, rather a relaxed visit to some of Europe's best birdwatching destinations. All trips are currently led by Richard Campey owner of The One Stop Nature Shop. Participants make their own travel arrangements from the programme supplied by us but are led and looked after by Richard.

www.firstflightbirdtours.com