Coach Trip to Minsmere

Sunday 22 May

Coach pickups: Raunds Square 7 am, Thrapston market place 7.10 am. Return by 8 pm

Price: £18 plus entry to reserve for non RSPB members

Booking essential

On the beautiful Suffolk coast, Minsmere offers a day out for families, beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike, with plenty to enjoy at any time of year. Nature trails take you through woodland, heathland and reed beds, to excellent hides and to the beach.
In spring avocets return to breed on the Scrape - about 100 pairs nest annually. From mid-April see returning common terns, while wildfowl start to leave in March, and migrant wading birds pass through. Look for marsh harriers displaying over the reed beds. Minsmere is the best place in Britain to hear booming bitterns. Listen for nightingales singing in the scrub from mid-April, and listen for various other warblers around the reserve. Look for Dartford warblers on the heath, and listen for great spotted woodpeckers drumming. Sand martins return to nest outside the tearoom. Bluebells are in flower in May. Adders emerge from hibernation.
Facilities: Visitor Centre, Information Centre, Toilets, Shop, Hot & Cold Drinks & Snacks, Tea Room serving light meals

Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and is organised for interested members of the local community.


Where is it?

  • Postcode: NN9 6HP
  • County: Northamptonshire

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