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: Walthamstowe Wetlands.

Meet: Outside Tottenham Hale Station 11am.

Date: Wednesday, 4th, April, 2018.

Note: Bring binoculars. Café and facilities on site.

 

Venue: Downe House (home of Charles Darwin).

Meet: Outside Orpington Station for 11.50am bus R8 to Downe House. (Return buses to Orpington are 3.34pm and 4.53pm.

Date: Friday, 20th, April, 2018.

Note: The 10.55am train from Victoria arrives at Orpington 11.34am. Admission £11.80 (concessions £10.60), English Heritage members free. Café and facilities on site.

 

Venue: Perivale Wood Open Day.

Meet: Admission from 10am to 4pm (£1 entrance fee this year).

Date: Sunday, 22nd, April, 2018.

Note: On behalf of The Selborne Society. Entrance in Sunley Gardens (5mins walk from Perivale Station).

 

Venue: Claremont Landscape Garden and Esher Common.

Meet: Kingston Cromwell Road Bus Station 9.30am for 9.45 bus 715.

Date: Thursday, 26th, April, 2018.

Note: Admission £9, National Trust members free. Also, bus route 715 is not a TFL route and normal fares will apply other than Freedom Passes.

 

Venue: Gunnersbury Park Bird Walkabout.

Meet: Outside the café 8.30am.

Date: Sunday, 29th, April, 2018.

Note: On behalf of Ealing Council. Bring binoculars.

 

Venue: Trees of Harrow Recreation Ground.

Meet: Hindes Road entrance 10.30am.

Date: Sunday, 6th, May, 2018.

Note: On behalf of Friends of Harrow Recreation Ground.

 

Venue: A stroll around Burnham Beeches.

Meet: Slough Bus Station 10.30am for the 10.45 Arriva bus 74 to Farnham Common (The Foresters Arms).

Date: Friday, 11th, May, 2018.

Note: Return buses are 4.04 and 4.49pm and also note this is not a TFL service so normal fares will apply other than Freedom Passes. Bring lunch and drink. No facilities on site.

 

Venue: A general natural history walkabout on Barnes Common.

Meet: Outside Barnes Station at 2pm.

Date: Thursday, 17th, May, 2018.

Note: Bring binoculars and a x10 lens if available.

 

Venue: The trees of Gunnersbury Park.

Meet: Outside café 10am.

Date: Sunday, 20th, May, 2018.

Note: On behalf of Ealing Council.

 

Venue: Stanmore Common.

Meet: Outside Stanmore Station 11am.

Date: Monday, 28th, May, 2018.

Note: Bring lunch and drink. No facilities on site.

 

Venue: Box Hill area for general natural history.

Meet: Outside Richmond Station 9.30am.

Date: Tuesday, 5th, June, 2018.

Note: Buy a day-return to Dorking. Bring lunch & drink, café at top of Box Hill. Some hilly areas!

 

Venue: The trees of Walpole Park.

Meet: Outside the Rickyard 10am.

Date: Saturday, 9th, June, 2018.

Note: On behalf of Ealing Council.

 

Venue: A general natural history visit to Nonsuch Park.

Meet: Outside Cheam Station 11am.

Date: Thursday, 14th, June, 2018.

Note: A joint event with Dr. June Chatfield. Café & toilet facilities in park.

 

Venue: A walkabout in Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill.

Meet: Outside Dollis Hill Station 10.30am or by the railway footbridge/Lancaster Road 11am.

Date: Saturday, 16th, June, 2018.

Note: On behalf of Friends of Gladstone Park. Café on site.

 

Venue: Bentley Priory for general natural history & museum visit.

Meet: Outside Stanmore Station 11am.

Date: Wednesday, 18th, July, 2018.

Note: Entrance to museum £8.80 (concessions £7.70). Café available.

 

Venue: Bushey Park for general natural history.

Meet: On Kingston Bridge (west side) 10am.

Date: Thursday, 26th, July, 2018.

Note: Café and toilet facilities in park.

 

Venue: A stroll around Hatfield Forest.

Meet: Liverpool Street Station 10am.

Date: Monday, 6th, August, 2018.

Note: Buy a day-return to Stansted Airport. We then board Arriva bus 508 at Stansted and alight at The Green Man, Takeley Street (bus runs half hourly). Café & toilet facilities at Hatfield Forest.

 

Venue: Rye Harbour walkabout.

Meet: St. Pancras International Station for 9.37am train to Ashford International.

Date: Thursday, 16th, August, 2018.

Note: Buy a day-return to Rye via Ashford International. Bring lunch & drink.

 

Venue: Dunstable Downs & Whipsnade Estate.

Meet: Blackfriars Thameslink Station 9.45am.

Date: Wednesday, 29th, August, 2018.

Note: Buy a day-return to St. Albans City. We then board the 11.15am Centrebus route 35 to Dunstable Downs. Return buses to St. Albans are at 3.10 & 4.22pm. Again, this is a non-TFL service so normal fares will apply other than Freedom Passes.

 

Venue: A day at Wakehurst Place.

Meet: Outside Haywards Heath Station at 10.30am (9.47 train from Victoria).

Date: Friday, 14th, September, 2018.

Note: We join Metrobus bus route 272 at 10.57 arr Wakehurst 11.12am. Return buses are 3.29 and 5.49pm. Yet another non-TFL service so normal fares will apply other than Freedom Passes. Friends of Kew free entry.

 

Venue: Northala Fields & St. Marys Churchyard, Northolt.

Meet: Outside Northolt Station 11am.

Date: Wednesday, 19th, September, 2018.

Note: Café and facilities on site.

 

Venue: A stroll around Hainault Country Park.

Meet: Ealing Broadway Station at 9.30am for Central Line to Grange Hill.

Date: Monday, 24th, September, 2018.

Note: Café and facilities in park.

 

Venue: Gunnersbury Park for a tree tour.

Meet: Outside the café 10am.

Date: Sunday, 30th, September,2018.

Note: On behalf of Ealing Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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