Norfolk Bird Watching with Madeline 2 Grade: Leisurely

£580.00

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Duration:
4 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
26 - 30 September 2022, Mon - Fri 4 nights
Location
Old Hunstanton, Norfolk
Walk Grade
Leisurely
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance


This holiday is based on the north-western tip of the North Norfolk coast in the village of Old Hunstanton. The quiet character of Old Hunstanton remains distinct from its busy sibling, with a stunning sandy beach, pine trees, dunes and even the famous striped cliffs past the disused Lighthouse and the ruins of St Edmund’s Chapel within easy reach.

We spend our days walking under the huge skies of the Norfolk Coast – covering parts of the coastal path from Wells-next-the Sea and Holkham to the Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve on the doorstep of Old Hunstanton – and it’s all a bird watcher’s paradise.

In autumn, we have unrivalled opportunities to see many species of resident ducks, waders, seabirds and geese as well as some of the thousands of migrating birds that often stop-over for a rest on their long journeys at this time of year. In particular, we’ll witness the renowned Snettisham whirling wader spectacular when the biggest tides push huge congregations, literally thousands, of migrating knot off the mudflats and into the lagoons of the Snettisham nature reserve. At the reserve, which overlooks The Wash on the west Norfolk coast, we can also expect to see close views of hundreds of dunlin, oystercatcher and curlew as well as several ducks and geese.

£580 Twin Shared Esnuite £680 Single Occupancy Ensuite £700 Superior Single Occupancy Ensuite Price Includes: 4 nights' B&B hotel accommodation; packed lunch; transport to walks as required; entry to nature reserve. Not Included: Evening meals (your guide will arrange for the group to eat together in the evenings); personal expenses; insurance
Walks will be taken at a leisurely pace with the emphasis on birdwatching rather than covering a lot of ground. There will be plenty of opportunities to sit and watch the birds, take photos, enjoy the views.
Madeline Holloway is a natural history expert and freelance ecologist with a hugely impressive knowledge of birds and nature. She has been a walking guide for over 10 years and her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious. Be prepared to end up on your hands and knees magnifying glass in hand!
The Lodge, Old Hunstaton is a small privately owned hotel which offers a choice of stylish, comforatable accommodation. The hotel is ideally located to explore the coast and you are guaranteed a warm welcome.
The Lodge, Old Hunstanton Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6HX By Train: The nearest station is Kings Lynn which is 17 miles away. A taxi costs around £35 - £40 and there is a taxi rank at the station. If you would like to share a taxi (not included) at 4.40pm then please get in touch. By Car: The Lodge is 25 minutes drive from up the coast from Kings Lynn. There is a car park at the accommodation.

£580.00

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