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.

September 2017

Sat
29

Guided Kayak Nature Adventure Trip

Location: RSPB Strumpshaw Fen & surrounding waterways
Postcode: NR13 4HS (Google map)

Kayak Nature Adventure Trip on the Norfolk Broads - an amazing opportunity to get out on the water exploring the Norfolk Broads from a wonderfully different and totally magical perspective!

Starting at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, your adventure will start with a walk down to the launch site via the stunning nature reserve itself, it is here where you will meet you expert guides who will be waiting for you with your kayaks that are to be your transport for this amazing trip - this is where the real adventure starts!

Using our super stable and easy, rudder controlled Perception Horizon double kayaks, your guided nature adventure will continue out on the water, where there will be every opportunity for you to potentially see/hear Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tits, Reed Buntings and Warblers, and perhaps a Bittern, Otters, Water Voles and more.

The trip will take you up the River Yare and then into the 'inaccessible by boat' back waters and hidden gems of Surlingham & Rockland Broads, which have a true 'Swallows & Amazons' vibe and definitely a feeling of getting away from it all!

The trip will last around 2.5 hours in length before heading back Strumpshaw Fen reserve where you will alight from your craft and head back to the reception hide (through the reserve) for some tea/coffee and well-earned flapjack!

Please note that due to the nature of this trip, the lower age limit has been set at 10 years old and must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18. It is advisable for you to bring a change of clothes, a shower proof jacket (should the weather be inclement) and to come in trainer type footwear.

All of our Guides and Leaders are qualified and certified by British Canoeing and have extensive experience in delivering these kinds of activities.

 

Kayak Nature Adventure Dates:

        July:

        16th July - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

        25th July - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

        29th July - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

        

        August:

        5th August - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

        12th August - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

        18th August - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

        

        September:

        9th September - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

        23rd September - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

        30th September - Book here for Morning Trip (09.00 - 12:30) or Afternoon Trip (13:30 - 17:00)

 

 

Time:

Price:

Booking essential

Telephone: 01603 715191

E-mail: strumpshaw@rspb.org.uk

October 2017

Mon
9

A Week In Bulgaria - Chris Knights

Location: Hellesdon Community Centre (Entrance of Woodview Road)
Middletons lane
Norwich
Postcode: NR6 5QB (Google map)

Chris is well known to us. He is very proud of his farming roots and loves to share his knowledge of the
countryside with others. He has worked on Anglia Television's Survival series, making many films. He now concentrates on still photography and continues to travel extensively both home and abroad in pursuit of his
stunning subjects.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members £1.50, non members £2.50 Including Refreshments

E-mail: rspbnorwichgroup@virginmedia.com

Sat
14

RSPB Surlingham Church Marshes

Location: Park at Surlingham Church
Postcode: NR14 7DF (Google map)

An opportunity to visit this often overlooked reserve. No facilities

Emergency contact on day of trip only: 07486 898129

Time: 10am

Price: No Charge

Booking essential

Telephone: 01263 734823 07448 516322

E-mail: norwich-rspb@marnic50.plus.com

November 2017

Mon
13

BIRDS OF THE HEATH AND YARE VALLEY - David Bryant

Location: Hellesdon Community Centre (Entrance of Woodview Road)
Middletons lane
Norwich
Postcode: NR6 5QB (Google map)

David Bryant BSc, Cert Ed has been described as a 'renaissance man': wildlife photographer, teacher,
lecturer, ex-naval officer, rock guitarist, published artist, author and the UK's only full-time professional meteorite dealer. He is a passionate 'local patcher' and averages five miles a day prowling around the Yare Valley on the lookout for interesting wildlife to photograph!

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members £1.50, non members £2.50 Including Refreshments

E-mail: rspbnorwichgroup@virginmedia.com

Wed
29

Holkham Pines NNR

Location: Park on Lady Anne's Drive (charges apply).
Postcode: NR23 1RJ (Google map)

Winter visitors such as pink footed geese and snow buntings Park on Lady Anne's Drive (charges apply).etc. No facilities. Leaders: Nick Tims and Margaret

Emergency contact on day of trip only: 07486 898129

Time: 10am

Price: Charge for Car Park

Booking essential

Telephone: 01263 734823 07448 516322

E-mail: norwich-rspb@marnic50.plus.com

December 2017

Sat
9

RSPB BUCKENHAM MARSHES & STRUMPSHAW FEN

Location: Meet in the RSPB car park at Buckenham Station
Postcode: NR13 4HW (Google map)

A visit to both reserves in search of winter visitors. This trip may continue into the afternoon, bring a packed lunch.
Facilities at Strumpshaw only. Leader: Carol Artis.

Time: 10am

Price: RSPB Members Free

Telephone: 01263 734823 07448 516322

E-mail: norwich-rspb@marnic50.plus.com

Mon
11

A MISCELLANY OF WILDLIFE - Tessa Needham

Location: Hellesdon Community Centre (Entrance of Woodview Road)
Middletons lane
Norwich
Postcode: NR6 5QB (Google map)

Tessa, one of our members will present a collection of images taken on her travels.
This will be followed by our annual Christmas bash, please bring a small plate of food.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members £1.50, non members £2.50 Including Refreshments

E-mail: rspbnorwichgroup@virginmedia.com