• Explore Norfolk’s important and increasingly rare heathland at Kelling and Salthouse, alongside its distinctive wildlife
• Enjoy a boat trip from Morston Quay to Blakeney Point before investigating the impact of the last Ice Age on the landscape around Blakeney
• Take a guided walk through Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve, a part of the Sandringham Estate, and learn about the practicalities and challenges of front-line conservation in the UK
Tour assembles 1345 at King’s Lynn Station for transfer to The Pheasant Hotel for three nights, with en route stop at Titchwell RSPB Reserve. Welcome and introduction.
Morning visit to Kelling Heath followed by afternoon visit to Cley Marshes reserve. Evening talk followed by optional evening visit to Salthouse Heath (nightjars, woodlark).
Whole day visit to Blakeney for boat trip from Morston Quay (terns, other migrants and breeding colony of common seal) followed by Church of St Margaret, Cley (window featuring white-crowned sparrow) and the Blakeney esker (a glacial feature from the last Ice Age). Evening talk.
Morning visit to Sandringham Estate for Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve (guided conservation walk). Lunch at the award-winning Rose & Crown pub, Snettisham. Tour disperses 1515 at King’s Lynn Station.
28 Jun — 1 Jul 2021
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour will involve some walks over rugged terrain, including through bracken and heather and on shingle beaches. Most walks will last for at least one hour, with some lasting up to two hours. While the programme of visits will be relaxed, participants should have a good general level of fitness.
Cost of £995 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three lunches (two packed), dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £135.