Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

June 2018


Car trip to look for nightjars at Clumber Park

Location: Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. Meet at the Chapel car park at 7pm (SK625746).
There have been problems with vandalism at Clumber so they are now closing all gates except one at 5pm. Here are the instructions for getting to the only open gate:
If coming from the west e.g. Chesterfield, make your way to Cuckney which is about 6 miles north of Mansfield on the A60. Turn right (east) on the A616 for 3 miles to a left turn on the B6034. Drive along the B6034 for 1 mile then turn right signed Clumber Park. After about 1 mile enter the park through a massive ornamental gateway (the start of Lime Tree Avenue). After 1.5 miles there's a large brown sign at SK619752 indicating a right turn to Clumber Park Visitor's facilities. Take this right turn and drive through the electronic gates to our usual car park. These gates close at 19:00 so you need to be parked up inside them before that time.

Postcode: S80 3BE (Google map)

An evening trip to the National Trust's Clumber Park estate to search for nightjars. We hope to also see woodcock, woodpeckers, tree pipit and waterbirds. Our leader is Peter Stoppard (details below)

Time: 7pm

Price: Car parking charge for non-National Trust members, plus car transport costs

Telephone: 07952 076197

July 2018



Location: St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield
Postcode: S40 3AW (Google map)

The Group's Annual General Meeting is free of charge and open to all.
The evening will consist of the AGM itself (including election of committee), followed by a talk by members Marian & Joe Pateman and refreshments.

Time: 7.15-9.15 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01246 274861



Mid-week walk to Pleasley Pit Country Park

Location: Pleasley Pit Country Park. Meet at the car park up by the pit at 9.30am (SK 499643)
Postcode: NG19 7PH (Google map)

A morning walk to see both birds and orchids. After the walk, the small cafe has drinks and homemade cakes. Our leader is Wendy Dyson (details below).

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07754102274


Minibus trip to Low Barns, Durham Wildlife Trust

Location: Low Barns nature reserve managed by Durham Wildlife Trust. The River Wear flows through the reserve. There are mature ponds, wetland, grassland, woodland and scrub areas. The website reports abundant and varied birdlife.

Meet at Ashgate Road car park at 7.30am. The leader is Steve Williams.
I am taking bookings for this trip on 01909 281956, 07884 004567 or

Time: 7.30am

Price: Minibus £20 and Wildlife Trust entry fee, Ashgate Road car park is now £2.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07971000331