Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

Padworth Common 2019
Friday EVENING Walk

Date: Friday 14 June 2019 at 20:00


Woodland scene with nightjar and woodcockChris Shields (rspb-images.com)                        Artist's impression of Nightjar and Woodcock

We meet at 8pm. Park in the small lay-bys along Silver Lane, RG7 4QR. OS SU628652 Lat/Long 51.3829, -1.0983

Click here for a map of the car park location

Evening outing to Padworth Common Local Nature Reserve and Wildlife Heritage Site, looking for nightjar and woodcock. Bring a torch and insect repellant.

The reserve has a network of paths and a variety of habitats including lowland heath, oak and pine woodlands, ponds and a wet alder woodland. The heathland has nightjar, tree pipit, stonechat, woodlark and the occasional Dartford warbler. Elsewhere - woodpeckers, siskin, goldcrest, treecreeper, woodcock, tawny owl, tits, finches. Our 2015 visit had good views of both nightjar and woodcock at around 10pm.

No facilities. Decent path to nightjar area, muddy paths through woods. Flat.

For more information about Padworth LNR, click here

For a report of our 2017 visit, click here

For a report of our 2016 visit, click here

For a report and photos of our 2015 visit, click here