Events

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.

December 2017

Wed
20

A pre-Christmas walk between Batford Springs and Leasey Bridge

Location: Harpenden, meet by the bridge across the River Lea at Batfod Springs.

A walk along the Lea Valley from Batford Springs to Leasey Bridge and return. Followed by an optional lunch at the Gibralter Castle. Please tell Geoff Horn in advance if you wish to join the lunch.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free but a voluntary donation of £1 for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 765443

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

January 2018

Sun
7

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby', which is at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane

A guided walk identifying local birds.

Time: 8.00am to 10.15 am

Price: Free but a voluntary donation of £1 to the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 715420 01582 765443

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

Thu
11

Barn Owls and more in the Ver Valley

Location: All Saints Church Hall, Station Road, Harpenden
Postcode: AL5 4UU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by John Fisher from the Ver Valley Society

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 01582 765443

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

Wed
17

A day visit to Cheshunt Gravel Pits (Lea Valley Country Park)

Location: Meet at 10.15 am at the Pindar car park at the end of Windmill Lane (TL 367024), having crossed the railway line at Cheshunt station. The visit will end by 4 pm.
Postcode: EN8 9AJ (Google map)

A full day's birdwatching trip led by Terry Edwards. Please inform the leader in advance if you plan to attend.

Time: 10.15 am

Price: Contribution towards petrol costs if car sharing. A voluntary donation of £1 to the RSPB would be appreciated.

E-mail: tedwards1947@gmail.com

Wed
24

Morning walk between Batford Springs and Leasey Bridge

Location: Meet on corner of Station Road and Marquis Lane, Harpenden for 9.45 start. There is a small car park; otherwise on road parking where sensible.
Please inform leader if you are coming.

A half day birdwatching walk.

Time: 9.45 am

Price: Free but a voluntary £1 donation to the RSPB would be appreciated

Telephone: 01582 764226

E-mail: annrogerbw@gmail.com

February 2018

Sun
4

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane

A guided walk identifying local birds.

Time: 8-10.15 am

Price: Free but a voluntary donation of £1 to the RSPB would be appreciated

Telephone: 01582 715420

Thu
8

Saving the Albatross

Location: All Saints Church Hall, Station Road, Harpenden.
Postcode: AL5 4UU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by Cleo Small from the RSPB

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 01582 765443

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

Wed
21

A day visit to Tring Reservoirs

Location: Meet at 10.15 am at the lay-by between the Tring Reservoirs (OS165 SP920135) on Tringford Road, between the junctions with the B488 at Tring Wharf and the B489. We will move on to Wilstone Reservoir (SP904135, HP23 4PA) for lunch and afternoon birdwatching. The visit will end by 4 pm.
Postcode: HP23 4LH (Google map)

A full day birdwatching led by Nick Murray. Please inform the leader in advance if you plan to attend.

Time: 10.15 am

Price: Contribution to petrol costs if car sharing. A voluntary £1 donation to the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 07796 174771

E-mail: nicholas.murray@doctors.org.uk

Wed
28

A morning walk in the Ver Valley from St. Albans

Location: Meet at the starting point in St Albans, contact the leaders for details.

A half day birdwatching walk led by Ann and Roger Doubleday

Time: 9.45 am

Price: Car parking fees in St Albans, plus a voluntary £1 donation to the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 764226

E-mail: annrogerbw@gmail.com

March 2018

Sun
4

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet by the bridge across the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' pub, which is at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane.

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds, led by John Taylor. No experience of birdwatching necessary.

Time: 8 am to 10.15 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 715420

Thu
8

Wildlife Conservation in Hertfordshire

Location: All Saints Church Hall, Station Road, Harpenden
Postcode: AL5 4UU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by Tim Hill, the Conservation Officer for the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 01582 765443

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

Wed
28

A morning walk in Brocket Park

Location: Meet at the start point, contact leaders for details.

A half day birdwatching walk led by Ann and Roger Doubleday

Time: 9.45 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 764226

E-mail: annrogerbw@gmail.com

April 2018

Sun
1

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds. Led by John Taylor.

Time: 8 am to 10.15 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 715420

Thu
12

Wildlife in the Lea Valley Country Park

Location: All Saints' Church Hall, Station Road, Harpenden
Postcode: AL5 4UU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by Paul Roper from the Lea Valley Park Authority

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 01582 765443

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

Wed
18

A day visit to Grafham Water and Paxton Pits

Location: Meet at 10.15 am at the Anglia Water Mander car park for Grafham Water (OS153 TL143671), just west of West Perry on the B661 (leaves A1 at Buckden roundabout). Car parking charges apply. In the afternoon there is a shorter visit to Paxton Pits. The visit will end around 4 pm.
Postcode: PE28 0BX (Google map)

A full day birdwatching trip to Grafham Water and Paxton Pits led by John Bristow. Please inform the leader in advance if you plan to attend.

Time: 10.15 am

Price: A contribution to petrol costs if car sharing and a voluntary £1 donation for the RSPB.

Telephone: 01582 764026

Wed
25

A morning walk around Ayot St. Lawrence

Location: Meet at the starting point in Ayot St. Lawrence , contact the leaders for details.

A half day birdwatching walk led by Ann and Roger Doubleday.

Time: 9.45 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 764226

E-mail: annrogerbw@gmail.com

May 2018

Sun
6

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds led by John Taylor.

Time: 8 am to 10.15 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 715420

Wed
16

A day visit to Wicken Fen National Trust reserve

Location: Meet at 10.15 am at Wicken Fen Visitors Centre/car park (OS154 TL563705), Lode Lane, Wicken, on the A1123 about 5 miles east of its junction with the A10 north of Cambridge. Entrance fee for non NT members. The visit will finish by 4 pm.
Postcode: IP17 3BY (Google map)

A full day birdwatching trip led by John Taylor. Please inform the leader in advance if you plan to attend.

Time: 10.45 am (NOTE LATER START THAN OTHER TRIPS)

Price: A contribution to petrol costs if car sharing and an optional £1 donation for the RSPB.

Telephone: 01582 715420

Wed
23

A morning walk around Redbournbury and the River Ver

Location: Meet at the start point at Redbournbury; contact the leaders for details. Limited parking - car share if possible.

A half day birdwatching walk led by Ann and Roger Doubleday

Time: 9.45 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 764226

E-mail: annrogerbw@gmail.com

June 2018

Sun
3

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane.

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds, led by John Taylor.

Time: 8 am to 10.15 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 715420

July 2018

Sun
1

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane.

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds, led by John Taylor.

Time: 8 am to 10.15 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 715420

August 2018

Sun
5

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane.

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds, led by John Taylor.

Time: 8 am to 10.15 am

Price: Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Telephone: 01582 715420

September 2018

Sun
2

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Location: Meet on the footbridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' (at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane).

Guided walk, led by John Taylor, along the River Lea identifying local birds.

Time: 8 am to 10.15 am

Price: An optional donation of £1 to the RSPB.

Telephone: 01582 715420

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk