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.

June 2017

Wed
21

Poker Wood BBQ and Walk

Location: Poker Wood Grid Ref: TM 185608. Details and booking at indoor meetings.
Postcode: IP14 6LH (Google map)

BBQ followed by a Guided Walk for Group members and friends around this interesting wood.

Time: 12.00 Noon

Price: £6.00 per person including food and soft drink.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

August 2017

Sat
12

Havergate Adventure 2017

Location: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will leave hourly from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm from Orford Quay for the 20 minute ride to Havergate Island.
Please ensure you arrive at Orford in good time and leave your car at the pay-and-display car park situated close to the quay.
There are bicycle racks and public toilets at car the park; Grid Ref: TM 425495

For just 3 days in August the RSPB's annual Havergate Adventure organised and guided by The RSPB Woodbridge Local Group will take place. We want to introduce you to birds and other wildlife in its wild lagoons whatever your age or experience. Homemade refreshments will be available to purchase and binoculars available to borrow on free loan so you do not miss out on anything. Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30. Trips last approx. 2 hours 40 minutes and include a 2 hour guided tour of part of the island. Booking advisable as boat can carry a maximum of 12 persons. Tickets may be booked in advance from Minsmere RSPB reserve - 01728 648301

Time: Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30

Price: £12.00 per adult £3.00 under 16's

Telephone: 01728 648301

Sat
12

Havergate Adventure

Location: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will depart at Orford Quay and bring you to Havergate Island. Please ensure you arrive at Orford in good time and leave your car at the pay and display car park situated close to the quay. There are bicycle racks at the car park as well.
Latitude/longitude: 52.09063,1.53863 (Google map)

Join us on one of Havergates most popular trips – The Havergate Adventure.

For just 3 days in August the RSPB's annual Havergate Adventure organised and guided by The RSPB Woodbridge Local Group will take place. We want to introduce you to birds and other wildlife that is found on Havergates wild lagoons whatever your age or experience. Homemade refreshments will be available to purchase and binoculars available to borrow on free loan so you do not miss out on anything. 

Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30. Trips last approx. 2 hours 40 minutes and include a 2 hour guided tour of part of the island.

Refreshments and toilet facilities are available on the island and binoculars are also available on free loan.

Places on these trips are strictly limited because of the small capacity of the RSPB boat, so please book early. Should there be any spare places on a trip tickets may be purchased on the boat but in view of the restriction of 12 persons per boat you are strongly advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

We recommend stout footwear, warm clothing, wet weather clothing and sun protection at all times of year.

You need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this trip because it requires getting on and off the boat and a lot of walking on uneven and sometimes muddy ground on the island.

In adverse weather conditions, the trip may be cancelled at short notice at the warden's discretion; in this case, you will get a full refund of your booking fee.

Advanced bookings may be made by telephoning RSPB Minsmere Reserve on telephone number: 01728 648301.

Time: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will leave from Orford Quay hourly from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Price: £12 for adults; £3 for under 16s. Tickets may be purchased at Orford Quay from Saturday 12 August. However, the boat can only carry a maximum of 12 passengers and demand is likely to be high, so early booking is strongly recommended.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01728 648301

E-mail: minsmere@rspb.org.uk

Sun
13

Havergate Adventure 2017

Location: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will leave hourly from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm from Orford Quay for the 20 minute ride to Havergate Island.
Please ensure you arrive at Orford in good time and leave your car at the pay-and-display car park situated close to the quay.
There are bicycle racks and public toilets at car the park; Grid Ref: TM 425495

For just 3 days in August the RSPB's annual Havergate Adventure organised and guided by The RSPB Woodbridge Local Group will take place. We want to introduce you to birds and other wildlife in its wild lagoons whatever your age or experience. Homemade refreshments will be available to purchase and binoculars available to borrow on free loan so you do not miss out on anything. Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30. Trips last approx. 2 hours 40 minutes and include a 2 hour guided tour of part of the island. Booking advisable as boat can carry a maximum of 12 persons. Tickets may be booked in advance from Minsmere RSPB reserve - 01728 648301

Time: Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30

Price: £12.00 per adult £3.00 under 16's

Telephone: 01728 648301

Mon
14

Havergate Adventure 2017

Location: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will leave hourly from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm from Orford Quay for the 20 minute ride to Havergate Island.
Please ensure you arrive at Orford in good time and leave your car at the pay-and-display car park situated close to the quay.
There are bicycle racks and public toilets at car the park; Grid Ref: TM 425495

For just 3 days in August the RSPB's annual Havergate Adventure organised and guided by The RSPB Woodbridge Local Group will take place. We want to introduce you to birds and other wildlife in its wild lagoons whatever your age or experience. Homemade refreshments will be available to purchase and binoculars available to borrow on free loan so you do not miss out on anything. Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30. Trips last approx. 2 hours 40 minutes and include a 2 hour guided tour of part of the island. Booking advisable as boat can carry a maximum of 12 persons. Tickets may be booked in advance from Minsmere RSPB reserve - 01728 648301

Time: Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30

Price: £12.00 per adult £3.00 under 16's

Telephone: 01728 648301

September 2017

Sun
10

Levington Marina

Location: Meet in the Marina Car Park - follow the signs. Grid Ref: TM 250378.
Postcode: IP10 0LN (Google map)

A half-day walk.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
13

Orford

Location: Meet in the Pay & Display Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 425497.
Postcode: IP12 2NU (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01394 385283

October 2017

Thu
5

Shore Birds of the UK

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by David Healey. Sponsored by E. W. Revett & Son "The Butchers".

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sun
8

National Trust Orford Ness

Location: Meet on Orford Quay. Grid Ref: TM 425495.
Bring suitable clothing and a packed lunch.
NB. Car Park charges.
Postcode: IP12 2NU (Google map)

Group trip to the National Trust Reserve limited to 24 people. Details and booking at indoor meetings or by contacting the Group leader.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: £17.00 for NT members and £22.00 for non NT members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
11

Shingle Street & East Lane

Location: Meet in Shingle Street Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 367428. A shuttle run will be organised to East Lane.
Postcode: IP12 3BE (Google map)

A mid-week walk looking for raptors and waders lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01394 385283

Sat
28

Make a Difference Day

Location: Meet at 9.00 am and finish about 3.00 pm or earlier if you wish. Any help during this period will be welcome. Full details and location will be available at indoor meetings or by contacting the Group Leader.

Our annual sponsored work party. Stout footwear and gloves advisable. Loppers and saws will be useful although equipment will be available.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: N/A

Telephone: 07904 996927

November 2017

Thu
2

Tracking African Migrants

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by Ieuan Evans.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sat
11

Coach Trip to Finringhoe Wick Reserve

Location: Leave Woodbridge Community Hall at 9.00 am and return at approximately 6.00 pm. Details and bookings at indoor meetings or by contacting the Group Leader.
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An all-day trip.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: £22.00 per person

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
22

Martlesham Creek

Location: Meet in Martlesham Church Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 262469.
Postcode: IP12 4PQ (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01394 385283

December 2017

Thu
7

RSPB Minsmere: Home for Nature and People for 70 Years

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by Ian Barthorpe. Sponsored by Charnwood Milling Co Ltd.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sat
9

Pin Mill Walk

Location: Meet in Pin Mill Car Park (Charge may apply). Grid Ref: TM 205378.
Postcode: IP9 1JN (Google map)

A half-day walk.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
20

Snape River and Warren

Location: Meet in the Maltings Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 393575.
Postcode: IP17 1TE (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01394 385283