Wildlife in Norfolk
18 Jan — 22 Jan 2021 | Tour Director: Kevin Hand
• Visit one of Britain’s most famous bird-watching sites at Cley, where reedbeds, beaches, marshes and lagoons provide an ideal breeding sanctuary
• Look out for one of the most impressive seal colonies in England at Blakeney Point
• Enjoy a floodlit swan watch from a heated hide at Welney
conservationist, ornithologist and environmental consultant
Assemble 1530 at King’s Lynn Station for transfer by coach to Hunstanton for four nights at Le Strange Arms Hotel. Welcome and introductory talk.
Titchwell Marsh: large hides for close views of geese, waders, gulls and rarer birds. Afternoon: Holkham for pink-footed geese, snow buntings and shore larks.
Beach walk for waders, seabirds and fulmar pairs, followed by Snettisham (thousands of godwits, knots and oystercatchers). Afternoon: Ouse Washes for dusk observation of Bewick’s and whooper swans.
Morning: Blakeney Marshes and Cley (one of the most famous bird walks in Britain). Afternoon: Morston Quay for boat trip around Blakeney Point (waders, grebes and seals). Dusk watch for harriers and owls.
Tour disperses after breakfast with optional transfer to King’s Lynn Station.
18 Jan — 22 Jan 2021
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“Kevin’s passion for all things ecological is infectious. We saw and learned how to identify all sorts of birds as well as getting a good insight into the local topography, how it has evolved and what the on-going environmental challenges are”
- ACE customer on 2019 Wildlife in Norfolk tour
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
While this tour is not particularly strenuous, participants should feel comfortable walking across rugged terrain and getting in and out of boats. Individual walks will be up to a total of four miles, with shorter options for those who wish to take them.
Cost of £875 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £30.