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.

April 2018


Car share trip to Whisby LWT reserve near Lincoln

Location: Meet in the main car park at 10am (SK910662) (LN6 9BW). The leader is Alan Goddard (07764895657)
Postcode: LN6 9BW (Google map)

This is a new venue for the group. It is a Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust reserve south of Lincoln which has become well known for nightingales.

Time: 10am

Price: Transport costs.

Telephone: 07764895657


Coast and Island

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

Our speaker this evening is Paul Hobson. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE.

Time: 7.15-9.15 pm

Price: Members £3, non-members £4, under-16s free (when accompanied by an adult)

Telephone: 01246 274861


May 2018


Midweek walk in Padley Gorge

Location: Padley Gorge, Derbyshire. Meet at Grindleford Station (SK251788) at 9am. Please note earlier start time. Our leader is Amanda Palethorpe.
Postcode: S32 2JA (Google map)

Our walk this month is in Padley Gorge starting from Grindleford Station (SK251788) at 9am. Possible bird sightings: Pied and spotted flycatchers, redstart, tree pipit, woodpeckers, wood warbler, ring ouzel, cuckoo.

Time: 9am

Price: free

Telephone: 07980372591


Minibus trip to Lakenheath Fen

Location: Lakenheath RSPB reserve. Meet at Ashgate Road car park at 7.00am. Our leader is Steve Williams (details below).

This RSPB reserve on the Norfolk-Suffolk border is a new place to visit for the group.

Time: 7am

Price: Minibus cost £20.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07971 000331

June 2018


Winter Wildlife

Location: St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield. (Grid ref SK362707)
Postcode: S40 3AW (Google map)

Tonight's speaker is Nigel Spencer

Time: 7.15-9.15 pm

Price: Members £3, non-members £4, under-16s free (when accompanied by an adult)

Telephone: 01246 274861



Mid-week walk to Budby South Forest

Location: Between Budby and Edwinstowe we can park in a layby off the A616 (SK627687). Our leader is Barbara Lower.
Postcode: NG22 9EX (Google map)

Starting to explore some of the new reserve at Sherwood Forest

Time: 9.30am

Price: transport costs

Telephone: 0788 4004567


Minibus trip to RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Location: RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs.

A day trip to see the sea birds at Bempton. Meet at Ashgate Road car park at 8am. There should be good views of gannets, puffins, guillemots and razorbills. The leader for the walk is Steve Williams.

Time: 8am

Price: £20 for minibus, no entry charge for RSPB members.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07971 000331


Car trip to look for nightjars at Clumber Park

Location: Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. Meet at the Chapel car park at 7pm (SK625746). The park gates are closed at 7pm so please make sure you are in the park by 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