Nature Walks

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John Wells is a local naturalist and friend of Ealing Transition. He leads regular walks around the borough to help people gain a deeper appreciation of nature.

Please note that we are all responsible for our own health and safety during any of these events.

Should you wish to join John on any of these events then please kindly email or text/telephone 07506655352 confirming your name, which event, where joining, how many people plus your email address or telephone number. The purpose of this arrangement is to give John an idea as to who to expect and how many people will be in the group. Also, this arrangement will tell John whom to contact in the case of having to postpone or cancel an event owing to increment weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

If possible, please kindly advise John of your intention to join any particular event by at least 2pm the day before the actual event takes place. This is to avoid cancelling an event due to a lack of apparent interest, and then having a barrage of people suddenly wishing to sign up at the last moment.



(1) Venue: A visit to Rye Meads RSPB nature reserve.
Meet: Outside Rye House Station 11.20am (all day event). Connects with 10.42am train from Liverpool Street. Buy a Day Return (boundary to Rye House if you have a Freedom Pass).
Date: Thursday, 10th, February. 2022.
Notes: Bring a packed lunch. Facilities, drinks & light refreshments available at venue. Binoculars recommended! No admission fee, but car parking for non-RSPB members is £4.

(2) Venue: A tour of the trees and other wildlife in Gunnersbury Park.
Meet: Outside the museum 11am (duration about 2 hours)
Date: Saturday, 19th, February, 2022.
Notes: On behalf of Ealing Walking Club and free to attend. Venue about 10mins walk from Acton Town Station. Facilities plus coffee available on site.

(3) Venue: A wildlife walkabout from Leigh-on-Sea to Benfleet.
Meet: In café at Leigh-on-Sea Station 11.30am (all day event). Aim for 10.34 train from Fenchurch Street. Facilities on platform at Leigh-on-Sea Station.
Date: Tuesday, 22nd, February, 2022.
Notes: Packed lunch and hot drink recommended also binoculars!

(4) Venue: A visit to Rainham Marshes RSPB nature reserve.
Meet: Outside Purfleet Station 10.55am (all day event). Connects with 10.25am train from Fenchurch Street Station. Freedom Pass holders need to buy a Day Return boundary to Purfleet.
Date: Tuesday, 8th, March, 2022.
Notes: Packed lunch recommended but facilities & café at venue for refreshments at BEGINNING of tour. Binoculars also recommended!

(5) Venue: A tree & nature walkabout in Hyde Park. (Duration about 2 hours).
Meet: To be confirmed.
Date: Saturday, 19th, March, 2022 – PROVISIONAL!
Notes: On behalf of Mayfair Library.

(6) Venue: Riverside walk from Kew to Richmond.
Meet: Outside Kew BRIDGE Station 11am. Aim for 10.22am train from Waterloo.
Date: Thursday, 31st, March, 2022.
Notes: Café at Kew Bridge Station & lunch in Richmond.

(7) Venue: A visit to the London Wetland Centre/Barnes.
Meet: 11am in the café at the venue (all day event). People coming from Hammersmith need to walk across Hammersmith Bridge to connect with a frequent bus to the Red Lion pub/Barnes (about 4 stops along the same road).
Date: Tuesday, 5th, April, 2022.
Notes: Café and facilities at venue. Bring binoculars! Normal admission charges for non-WWT members.

(8) Venue: A tour of Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve for bluebells etc.
Meet: Outside Perivale Station 13.30pm (tour about 2 hours).
Date: Thursday, 14th, April, 2022.
Notes: A £3 admission charge will apply to non-Selborne Society members. Facilities on site.

(9) Venue: Spring in Epping Forest.
Meet: Outside Chingford Station 11am (all day event). Aim for 10.18am train from Liverpool Street.
Date: Tuesday, 26th, April, 2022.
Notes: Bring a packed lunch & drink. No facilities in Epping Forest.

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