RSPB

D-Day at RSPB Minsmere

Thursday 6 June

10 am - 12.30 pm

Price: Adults £30, RSPB members £24

Booking essential

To book please see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/d-day-tour-at-rspb-minsmere-tickets-61225691692?aff=RSPBwebsite It’s no secret that Minsmere’s wildlife owes a lot to the actions taken to protect the area from invasion in the 1940s, but do you know about how the area helped prepare troops for the liberation of Europe? In 1943 large training exercises took place around the reserve to trial new equipment and practice new tactics against purpose built fortifications, evidence of which can still be found today. Join our guides on a tour into the hidden wartime history around the reserve on the anniversary of Operation Overlord, as well as spotting some of our wildlife on the way. The tour will start with a 4x4 trip onto the heathland before leading you on a 2 hour walk. Numbers are restricted and the tour will not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Directions

RSPB Minsmere

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 52.247, 1.617 (Google Maps)
  • Postcode: IP17 3BY
  • County: Suffolk

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