Nature Walks

john wells 2John 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.

May I request that should you decide to join me on any of these events then please could you kindly email me on johnwells3@hotmail.co.uk or text/telephone 07583797219 confirming your name, which event, where joining us, how many people plus your email address or telephone number. The purpose of this arrangement is to give me an idea as to who to expect and how many people will be in our group. Also, this arrangement will tell me whom I need to contact in the case of having to postpone or cancel an event owing to increment weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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PROGRAMME OF WALKS

 

 Venue: A tour of the trees in Gunnersbury Park.
Meet: By the tea/coffee kiosk next to the children’s playground at 10am (morning only event)
Date: Sunday, 1st, October, 2017.
Note: On behalf of Ealing Council. Bring a notebook, pencil and a x10 lens if available.

Venue: A tour of the trees in Harrow Recreation Ground.
Meet: At the Hindes Road entrance at 10.30am. Could also arrange to meet at Harrow-on-the-Hill Station by prior arrangement. (morning only event).
Date: Sunday, 15th, October, 2017.
Note: On behalf of The Friends of Harrow Recreation Ground. Bring a notebook, pencil and a x10 lens if available.

Venue: A walkabout in Boston Manor and Brent River Parks.
Meet: Outside Boston Manor Station at 10am.
Date: Thursday, 19th, October, 2017.
Note: Bring lunch although I expect we will stop at a café in Hanwell. The walk will include a visit to The Hermitage (Hanwell Springs) Private Nature Reserve for possible waxcap fungi etc. Expect the walk will finish in Greenford for bus connections.

Venue: Gunnersbury Triangle Event.
Meet: At the reserve opposite Chiswick Park Station.
Date: Sunday, 22nd, October, 2017.
Note: On behalf of The London Wildlife Trust. Contact myself or the LWT website for further details.

Venue: Autumn walkabout around the Box Hill area.
Meet: Outside Richmond Station 10am (buy a day-return to Dorking).
Date: Monday, 30th, October, 2017.
Note: Wear sturdy footwear. Bring lunch although I expect we will visit the café at the top of the hill.

Venue: Autumn on Wimbledon Common.
Meet: Outside Richmond Station at 10am-could also arrange to meet outside Putney Station or the windmill on Wimbledon Common by prior arrangement.
Date: Wednesday, 8th, November, 2017.
Note: Wear sturdy footwear. Bring lunch although I expect the windmill café will be my choice!

Venue: A walk by the River Thames from Kew to Kingston.
Meet: Outside Kew Bridge (not Kew Gardens) Station at 10am.
Date: Thursday, 16th, November, 2017.
Note: Wear sturdy footwear. Bring lunch although I expect we will visit a café in Richmond.

Venue: A visit to Barnes Wetland Centre.
Meet: Outside Ealing Broadway Station at 10am-could also arrange to meet others in the courtyard at the centre by prior arrangement.
Date: Monday, 27th, November, 2017.
Note: Normal admission prices apply. Bring binoculars. Will have a café lunch.

Venue: A walkabout in Richmond Park.
Meet: Outside Richmond Station at 10am-could also arrange to meet people at the Star & Garter Gate or Pembroke Lodge by prior arrangement.
Date: Monday, 4th, December, 2017.
Note: Wear Sturdy footwear and bring binoculars. Also bring lunch although I expect to make use of the Pembroke Lodge café!

Venue: Christmas in Kew Gardens.
Meet: In the Victoria Gate café at 11am.
Date: Wednesday, 13th, December, 2017.
Note: Normal admission prices apply. Expect to visit a pub afterwards to exchange Christmas wishes!

Venue: A walkabout on Runnymead.
Meet: At Heathrow Airport T5 bus station for the 10.20am service 8.
Date: Thursday, 11th, January, 2018.
Note: Wear sturdy footwear. Bring lunch although I expect to make use of café facilities at Runnymead.

Venue: A walk through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Meet: Outside Lancaster Gate Station at 11am.
Date: Wednesday, 17th, January, 2018.
Note: Bring binoculars. Lunch in the café by The Serpentine.

Venue: Pagham Harbour RSPB Reserve.
Meet: Outside Richmond Station 9.30am (buy a day-return to Chichester). The bus service 51 runs every 15 minuets from Chichester to Pagham.
Date: Tuesday, 6th, February, 2018.
Note: Bring binoculars and lunch although I expect café facilities will be available. Also, will probably visit a restaurant/pub in Chichester before our train journey home (even if just Fish & Chips!).

Venue: A walk by the Thames Estuary from Benfleet to Leigh-on-Sea.
Meet: Outside Ealing Broadway Station 9.30am ( buy a day-return to Leigh-on-Sea at Fenchurch Street Station).
Date: Friday, 23rd, February, 2018.
Note: Wear sturdy footwear and bring lunch. Again I expect café facilities will be available.

Venue: Little Britain Lake and area.
Meet: Outside West Drayton Station 1pm (afternoon only).
Date: Tuesday, 27th, February, 2018.
Note: Wear sturdy footwear and bring binoculars.

Venue: Brookwood Cemetary.
Meet: Outside Richmond Station at 10am (buy a day-return to Brookwood).
Date: Thursday, 8th, March, 2018.
Note: Bring lunch and binoculars.

Venue: Long Wood and Osterley Park.
Meet: Outside Boston Manor Station at 10am.
Date: Thursday, 15th, March, 2018.
Note: Wear sturdy footwear. Expect a café lunch in Osterley Park.

Venue: Hindhead Common & Devils Punch Bowl.
Outside Richmond Station at 9.30am (buy a day-return to Haslemere. We then get bus 18 or 19 onto Hindhead).
Date: Wednesday, 21st, March, 2018.
Note: Wear sturdy footwear. Café facilities at Hindhead Common.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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