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 07506655352 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: Bedfont Lakes Country Park.
Meet: 11am at the Visitor Centre in Clockhouse Lane.
Date: Wednesday, 29th, January, 2020.
Note: Sturdy footwear recommended. Bring a packed lunch and hot drink. Bus 116 runs from Hounslow, alight at Clockhouse Roundabout then it’s a 15min walk along Clockhouse Lane to the venue (car park also available).

Venue: Chislehurst Caves then Petts Wood/Hawkswood woods walkabout.
Meet: 11am outside Chislehurst Station (10.20 from Cannon Street).
Date: Thursday, 6th, February, 2020.
Note: Café and facilities at Chislehurst Caves. Guided tour only-cost £7 or £5 concessions. No facilities in the woods.

Venue: An introduction to mosses, liverworts and lichens (illustrated talk) and walkabout afterwards (weather permitting).
Meet: Gunnersbury Park Museum 1.30pm.
Date: Tuesday, 11th, February, 2020.
Note: Book a place at Gunnersbury Park & Museum Events/Eventbrite website or direct with myself (event free). Museum is 10mins walk from Acton Town Station.

Venue: Hornchurch Country Park.
Meet: Outside Rainham Station at 11am (10.25 train from Fenchurch Street).
Date: Thursday, 20th, February, 2020.
Note: Café and facilities at venue run by the Essex Wildlife Trust.

Venue: Coach excursion to Arundel WWT Reserve.
Meet: Coach departs from outside Perivale Station 9am and Ealing Broadway/Haven Green 9.15am.
Date: Tuesday, 25th, February, 2020.
Note: On behalf of The Selborne Society. Coach fare £20 (Selborne Society members) or £22 (non-members). Entrance to WWT Arundel £10.28 adults or £8.73 concessions, WWT members free. Booking form available from myself upon request.

Venue: An introduction to mosses, liverworts and lichens, illustrated talk (walkabout afterwards).
Meet: Outside Haslemere Station at 11am (10am train from Waterloo).
Date: Thursday, 5th, March, 2020 (Provisional, date may change!).
Note: At Haslemere Museum where talk will commence at 11.30am followed by lunch (packed lunch advised although expect tea & coffee will be available) then a walkabout to view specimens in situ. This event will be jointly conducted by myself and Dr June Chatfield OBE who is an authority on British natural history. Donations towards the museums’ upkeep would be most welcome as the venue is very much a voluntary organisation!

Venue: Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve.
Meet: Outside Purfleet Station 11am (1025 train from Fenchurch Street).
Date: Wednesday, 18th, March, 2020.
Note: Purfleet Station is one stop outside the Oyster Card/Freedom Pass Zone thus a fare is chargeable! Entrance fee to the venue is £6 for non-RSPB members.

Venue: St. James’s, Green and Hyde Park walkabout.
Meet: Outside St. James’s Park Station 11am.
Date: Thursday, 26th, March, 2020.
Note: Bring binoculars as prime purpose of this walk will be birds! Café & facilities at St.James’s and Hyde Park.

Venue: Riverside walk from Kew to Teddington Lock (or onto Kingston).
Meet: Outside Kew Bridge Station 11am.
Date: Wednesday, 8th, April, 2020.
Note: Will pause in Richmond for lunch.

Venue: Open Day at Perivale Wood.
Meet: Entrance in Sunley Gardens (5 mins walk from Perivale Station).
Date: Sunday, 19th, April. 2020 (10am till 4pm).
Note: On behalf of The Selborne Society (normally a £1 entrance fee at the gate). Tea/coffee and cakes for sale. I shall be present as usual at this event!

Venue: Early spring walk around Box Hill.
Meet: Outside Box Hill & Westhumble Station 11am (0954 train from Waterloo).
Date: Wednesday, 22nd, April, 2020.
Note: Café & facilities at the bottom and top of Box Hill.

Venue: Tree tour at Harrow Recreation Ground.
Meet: At the Hindes Road entrance 10.30am.
Date: Sunday, 3rd, May, 2020.
Note: Tea/Coffee & biscuits in pavilion after this 2hr event.

 

 

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