Events

Everyone is welcome to join our events, for more information please use the contact details shown. Membership is £20 for the period until 31st August, 2022. See the "Join" section of the website for all the details.

May 2022

Sat
21

Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire - guided walk

Location: Beehive Cottage, Sherfield on Loddon, RG27 0HD - on A33 between Basingstoke and Reading.

Leader: Simon Stacey
Bring light lunch (Tea and cake in his garden at the end!)
3 mile/4 hour guided walk around R&T RSPB member Simon Stacey's local patch in Hampshire. Woodland, farmland, golf course and streams where we may see yellowhammers, cuckoo, common whitethroats, blackcaps, swallows, house martins and possibly garden warblers and marsh tits along with other farmland and woodland birds. May be muddy.

Maximum number 10 people although only 6 cars can park.
Please book with Rebecca 07879 645971 rdunne@blueyonder.co.uk

Time: 10am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only

Booking essential

E-mail: rdunne@blueyonder.co.uk

Sat
28

Thursley Common guided walk - bring lunch!

Location: Moat Car park, south of Elstead, GU8 6LW on minor road between Elstead and Thursley. £3.20 voluntary parking
charge. Payable by phone or Ringo app - location ref 19079 if you want to pay in advance. No toilets.

One of the largest remaining fragments of heathland in Surrey. Extensive areas of open dry heathland, peat bogs, pine and deciduous woodlands. A good place at this time of year for Dartford warbler, redstart, woodlark, stonechat, reed bunting, willow warbler and maybe 'Colin the Cuckoo,' if he returns this year! Boardwalks, were destroyed by wildfires in 2020 so, unless they have been replaced by then, we will take a circular route around the edge.

Leader: Phil Davies (07773 917410) davieskut@blueyonder.co.uk

Time: 10am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Local Group members free, non-members suggested donation £2

E-mail: davieskut@blueyonder.co.uk

Mon
30

White Stork Walk and Talk Session, Knepp Estate - 9.30am - 12noon - bring lunch!

Location: Meet: Overflow car park, New Barn Farm, Swallows Lane, Dial Post, West Sussex, RH13 8NN (Sat nav may take you further along Swallows Lane). The track you are looking for is on the left just to the north of Dial Post. Come all the way to the end of the track, pass the camping car park on your left, go through an automatic wooden gate, then turn right (signposted overflow car park). Do not use camping car park.

Led by Lucy Groves from the Durrell Foundation who gave us a talk about the project at Knepp last October.

This must be booked in advance with Rebecca Dunne (07879 645971) rdunne@blueyonder.co.uk
£5 per person - 20 places.

Please arrive in plenty of time. Parking at Knepp can be confusing.
Bring lunch. Opportunity for further walk around estate after lunch. Toilets in shop at New Barn Farm

Time: 9.30am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only

Booking essential

E-mail: rdunne@blueyonder.co.uk

June 2022

Wed
8

Richmond Park - an evening stroll

Location: Meet: Between Kingston Gate and the car park from 6.45pm. Please park on roads outside the park gates or take bus to end of Queen's Road on Kingston Hill (Kingston Hospital stop). Buses 57, 85, 213.

An evening stroll with the possibility of owls, hobby, bats and hopefully a beautiful sunset too.

Leader: Phil Davies (07773 917410) davieskut@blueyonder.co.uk

Time: 7pm

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Local Group members free, non-members suggested donation £2

E-mail: davieskut@blueyonder.co.uk

Sat
11

RSPB Farnham Heath - Evening Nightjar Walk - Restricted access - please arrive in good time!

Location: Meet: Rural Life Centre car park (next to entrance to RSPB reserve) The Reeds Road, Tilford, GU10 2DL. An RSPB volunteer has very kindly agreed to open the gates from 7.15 specially for us so please arrive well before 7.45 and NOT at the last minute as the gates will be closed at that point. The gates will be reopened shortly after 10pm. Toilets.

We will start with a search for heathland birds around this lovely site (tree pipits, stonechats, Dartford warblers etc), and then hopefully see and hear churring nightjars as dusk falls.

Leader Rebecca Dunne (07879 645971) rdunne@blueyonder.co.uk Please advise Rebecca if you intend to come.

Time: 7.45pm

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Local Group members free, non-members suggested donation £2

Booking essential

E-mail: rdunne@blueyonder.co.uk

Thu
16

Splash Point, Seaford and Seaford Head - all day car outing - bring lunch!

Location: Meet at Splash Point, Seaford which is at the southernmost end of the Esplanade. Nearest postcode BN25 1JJ but keep going to the end of the Esplanade. Public toilets on seafront near Martello Tower and refreshment kiosk.

Leader: Rebecca Dunne (07879 645971) rdunne@blueyonder.co.uk Please advise Rebecca if you intend to come.

An outing to the East Sussex coast. The cliffs at Splash Point, right next to the car park, host a large colony of breeding kittiwakes as well as a number of fulmars and rock pipits. We will then drive up to South Hill Barns on Seaford Head, and walk along the cliffs to get a view over Cuckmere Haven, searching through the sheltered scrub and woodland on the way.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Local Group members free, non-members suggested donation £2

Booking essential

E-mail: rdunne@blueyonder.co.uk