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: A day in Richmond Park.
Meet: 10am by Visitor Centre at Pembroke Lodge.
Date: Thursday, 26th, September, 2019.
Note: Sturdy footwear recommended.

Venue: Tour of the trees in Walpole Park.
Meet: 10am outside The Rickyard café.
Date: Saturday, 28th, September, 2019.
Note: On behalf of Ealing Council.

Venue: Tour of the trees in Gunnersbury Park.
Meet: Outside the cafe at 10am.
Date: Sunday, 29th, September, 2019.
Note: Book a place at info@visitgunnersbury.org (event free).

Venue: Fryent Country Park wildlife walkabout.
Meet: Outside Kingsbury Station 11am.
Date: Tuesday, 1st, October, 2019.
Note: We will visit a café at Kingsbury as there are no facilities in the park so would advise bring a packed lunch along.

Venue: Bird watch walkabout in Gunnersbury Park.
Meet: Outside the café 8.30am.
Date: Sunday, 6th, October, 2019.
Note: Book a place at info@visitgunnersbury.org (event free).

Venue: City of London Cemetery & Wanstead Park wildlife walkabout.
Meet: Outside Manor Park Station 11am.
Date: Monday, 7th, October, 2019.
Note: Café kiosk & facilities in Wanstead Park.

Venue: Tree tour at Harrow Recreation Ground.
Meet: At the Hindes Road entrance 10.30am.
Date: Sunday, 20th, October, 2019.
Note: On behalf of The Friends of Harrow Recreation Ground.

Venue: Autumn tints walkabout in the Box Hill area.
Meet: Outside Box Hill & Westhumble Station 11.20am.
Date: Monday, 21st, October, 2019.
Note: Trains 0954 & 1024 from Waterloo and 1003 & 1033 from Clapham Junction. Will visit Burford Bridge café for coffee & facilities plus café at top of Box Hill for lunch.

Venue: Coach trip to Nymans National Trust property.
Meet: Pick up outside Perivale Station 9am and Ealing Broadway/Haven Green 9.15am.
Date: Wednesday, 23rd, October, 2019.
Note: On behalf of The Selborne Society. Cost £20 (Selborne Society members £18) plus £12 entry fee to venue (National Trust members free on production of membership card). We expect to be
back in Ealing around 7 – 7.30pm. Contact myself for a booking form.

Venue: Osterley Park/Warren Farm/Brent River Park nature walkabout.
Meet: Outside Osterley Station 11am.
Date: Wednesday, 30th, October, 2019.
Note: Café & facilities in Osterley Park. Walk will finish at The Fox pub, Green Lane, Hanwell for a drink and a social afterwards. Buses E8 & 195 nearby.

Venue: A nature walkabout in Cassiobury Park.
Meet: Outside Watford (Metropolitan Line) Station at 11am.
Date: Thursday, 7th, November, 2019.
Note: Café & facilities in park.

Venue: Walthamstow Wetlands.
Meet: Outside Blackhorse Road Station 11am.
Date: Thursday, 14th, November, 2019.
Note: Café & facilities at venue.

Venue: Circular walkabout around the River Colne & Grand Union Canal (including Stockers Lake).
Meet: Outside Rickmansworth Station 11am.
Date: Wednesday, 27th, November, 2019.
Note: Café & facilities in Rickmansworth but worth bringing packed lunch!

Venue: London Wetlands.
Meet: Outside the entrance 11am.
Date: Monday, 2nd. December. 2019.
Note: Hammersmith Bridge is closed. Bus 533 runs from Hammersmith but via Chiswick Bridge (allow an extra 45min journey time!). Normal admission prices apply.

Venue: An illustrated introduction to Mosses, Liverworts & Lichens.
Meet: At Mayfair Library, 25, South Audley Street, W1 at 5.15pm (finish 7pm).
Date: Monday, 16th, December, 2019.
Note: On behalf of Mayfair Library. You will need to reserve a place on Mayfair Library Events/Eventbrite web page where they will charge £5 per person.

Venue: A walkabout in The Royal Botanic Gardens/Kew.
Meet: Outside the Main Victoria Gate 11am.
Date: Thursday, 19th, December, 2019.
Note: Normal admission prices apply. Will have a pub visit afterwards to celebrate the forthcoming festivities and another year of watching things nature!

 

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