Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

RSPB Minsmere 2018
Sunday COACH trip

Date: Sunday 4 February 2018 at 07:00



The flagship RSPB reserve on the Suffolk coast for bearded tit, wildfowl and waders.

Habitats include heath, reed bed, scrape, shingle beach with sea-watching, shallow pools and woodland. A complete circuit of the reserve is around three miles - add another mile and a half if you also visit Dunwich Heath, via the beach.

On our visit in February 2014, we noted 61 species. Less common birds included barnacle goose, pintail, goldeneye, smew, red-throated diver, bittern, marsh harrier, sparrowhawk, grey plover, curlew, coal tit, marsh tit, stonechat and siskin.

Having enjoyed a September visit in 2015, this coach trip is a winter visit.

Entry to the visitor centre is free for all. The trails and hides are free for RSPB members. Non-member adults £9, children (under 19) £5, concessions £6. Family ticket (two adults and a child) £18.

Facilities include -

  • Visitor centre
  • Information centre
  • Toilets
  • Tearoom serving hot and cold drinks, hot and cold meals, snacks and sweets
  • Shop selling optics, books, clothing, gifts, bird food and feeders
  • Picnic area
  • Binocular hire
  • Guided walks available
  • Seven hides, three signposted trails (level, can be muddy)

Click here for more information about Minsmere RSPB reserve

Coach trip details -

  • Full payment of £20.00 is required on booking. For under 16s the full cost is only £10.00. All money will be refunded if the trip is cancelled.
  • For bookings and any other details, email Helen Pearson , or call Helen on 01628 639648 and leave a voicemail, or see Helen at a meeting. Please book at least one week in advance, preferably much earlier.
  • The coach leaves promptly at 7.00 am from the lay-by in front of the entrance to Braywick Park (Braywick Sports Ground), Braywick Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1DX. There is a free car park inside the park. Please arrive in good time.
  • Consider bringing a packed lunch and any drinks or snacks that you may require.
  • This coach trip involves a journey time of about three and a half hours each way, including comfort stop.
  • The coach has room for large items such as telescopes, tripods, hampers and camera bags.