Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

Our programme of bird watching events, including coach trips, is open to everyone, you do not have to be a member of the Group to attend.

If you are new to birdwatching then you are especially welcome. There are always enthusiasts on hand who are pleased to help you find the wildlife, to let you look through their optics and to assist with bird identification.

We take photographs during our outdoor events to use on our website and Facebook page. If you don’t want to appear in these photographs, please let the event leader know.

Montage of bird photos

 

About Our Walks

     

About Our Coach Trips

Walks are Free, but a small donation is appreciated. You may have to pay for parking or admission at a few locations.

We run short local walks, taking just a morning, and day-long walks further afield. Our emphasis is on a pleasant bird and wildlife watching experience, taken at a gentle pace. After the walk, we often go for a warm drink, chat and snack.

Join us on our visits to top bird watching sites. You will meet fellow birders, perhaps improving your knowledge and identification skills, or discovering good places to pursue your hobby.

Outdoor trips can involve a good deal of walking if you wish to explore the whole of a large nature reserve. It is important to have suitable footwear and clothing. Weather can change quickly at any time of the year and some reserves are in exposed locations.

Walks start and end at the location's car park. You have to make your own way there but once you get to know us, car sharing may be possible.

Our outings are a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in our area while learning more about birds and wildlife.

Walks may have to be cancelled at short notice if weather conditions are extreme (not just a bit of rain). Cancellations will be notified on this website. If you feel a walk may be cancelled then you can check with Brian Reeve the previous day.

Click on the buttons below for more information about each walk, or contact Brian Reeve on 01628 680810.

After each of our walks, a report will become available on the reports page and further comment may appear on our facebook page.

     

Trips are priced individually. If you are not an RSPB member, there may be an additional reserve entry charge.

The coach leaves promptly at 7am and usually returns between 7pm and 8pm. The coach takes two to three hours each way and we make comfort stops en route.

Pick up point is the lay-by in front of the entrance to Braywick Park (Braywick Sports Ground), Braywick Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1DX (click here for a map, SU892798).

Free parking is available in Braywick Park - through the entrance, turn right at Stafferton Lodge.

Seats must be booked and fully paid for at least one week in advance, whilst early reservation helps us guarantee the viability of booking the coach. Cheques payable to RSPB please. All money will be refunded should the trip be cancelled.

Some destinations have a snack bar or cafe at a visitor centre. Nature reserves can be large so a packed lunch may still be advisable.

The coach has room for large items such as telescopes, tripods, picnic hampers and large camera bags.

Coach trips may have to be cancelled at short notice if weather conditions are really extreme, such as flooding. Cancellations will be notified on this website but if you are still worried then please check with Helen Pearson the previous day.

Coach trips only - for bookings and any other details, email Helen Pearson ,  or call Helen on 01628 639648 and leave a voicemail, or see Helen at our meetings.

 

Future Walks and Trips

Fingringhoe Wick and
Abberton Reservoir 2019
Saturday COACH trip

Date: Saturday 14 September 2019 at 07:00
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Ockwells park and Thrift wood 2019
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 09:30
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Farmoor Reservoir 2019
Sunday morning walk

Date: Sunday 6 October 2019 at 09:30
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Gibraltar Point NNR 2019
Weekend away

Date: Friday 18 October 2019 07:00 to Monday 21 October 2019 18:00
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Dinton Pastures 2019
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 09:30
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Keyhaven 2019
Saturday all day walk

Date: Saturday 23 November 2019 at 09:30
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Windsor Great Park 2019
Wednesday morning outing

Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 09:30
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Little Marlow Gravel Pits 2020
New Year's Day morning walk

Date: Wednesday 1 January 2020 at 10:00
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Moor Green Lakes 2020
Saturday morning walk

Date: Saturday 18 January 2020 at 09:30
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RSPB Arne 2020
Sunday COACH trip

Date: Sunday 9 February 2020 at 07:00
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Bury Down 2020
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 09:30
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Dorney Wetlands 2020
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 09:30
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Farlington and Langstone 2020
Sunday all day walk

Date: Sunday 22 March 2020 at 09:30
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Ivinghoe Beacon
and Steps Hill 2020
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 09:30
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Long weekend to Devon 2020

Date: Friday 24 April 2020 07:00 to Sunday 26 April 2020 18:00
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Otmoor RSPB reserve 2020
Saturday morning walk

Date: Saturday 9 May 2020 at 09:30
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RSPB Minsmere 2020
Saturday COACH trip

Date: Saturday 16 May 2020 at 07:00
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Little Marlow Gravel Pits 2020/5
Sunday morning walk

Date: Sunday 31 May 2020 at 09:30
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Greenham Common BBOWT reserve 2020
Saturday walk

Date: Saturday 13 June 2020 at 09:30
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Wishmoor/Swinley Forest 2020
Friday evening outing

Date: Friday 3 July 2020 at 20:00
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