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: Barnes Common and the Wetland Centre.

Meet: Outside Richmond Station 10am, Barnes Station 10.30am or in the courtyard at the Wetland Centre

12noon (lunch in the cafe there).

Date: Wednesday, 12th, April, 2017.

Note: Bring binoculars. Normal admission fees to the Wetland Centre apply (WWT members free).

 

Venue: A look at the current nature on offer in Osterley Park.

Meet: Outside Osterley Station 11am, Lampton Road entrance 11.15am, outside Osterley House 11.30am

(lunch in the cafe there).

Date: Thursday, 27th, April, 2017.

Note: Bring binoculars. Normal admission to gardens (behind house) apply (NT members free).

 

Venue: Perivale Wood Open Day.

Meet: Site open 10am until 4pm.

Date: Sunday, 30th, April, 2017.

Note: On behalf of The Selborne Society. I shall not be leading walks (busy helping the recruitment of new members!).

 

Venue: Tree tour of Harrow Recreation Ground (morning only event).

Meet: Outside Harrow-on-the-Hill Station (bus station side) 10am or Hindes Road entrance 10.30am.

Date: Sunday, 7th, May, 2017.

Note: Bring a x10 lens if available, On behalf of The Friends of Harrow Recreation Ground.

 

Venue: Stockers Lake Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Nature Resereve.

Meet: Outside Rickmansworth Station 12noon (cafe lunch before walk).

Date: Tuesday, 23rd, May, 2017.

Note: Bring binoculars and water.

 

Venue: Malling Down Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve.

Meet: Outside Richmond Station 9.30am.

Date: Monday, 29th, May, 2017.

Note: Subject to good weather conditions and Southern trains running on the day. Bring lunch and water. Sturdy footwear advised and some steep climbs involved! May have a pub meal in Lewes before travelling back home. Buy a day-return to Lewes.

Plan B if weather bad and/or train strike – Kew Gardens.

 

Venue: Norbury Park SSSI Surrey Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve.

Meet: Kingston/Cromwell Road Bus Station 10am.

Date: Friday, 2nd, June, 2017.

Note: Bring binoculars and a x10 lens. Sturdy footwear advised and some hilly bits! Lunch and water.

 

Venue: Tree tour in Gunnersbury Park (morning only event).

Meet: Outside tea kiosk next to children’s playground 10am.

Date: Sunday, 4th, June, 2017.

Note: Bring x10 lens if available. On behalf of Ealing Council.

 

Venue: Tree tour in Walpole Park (morning only event).

Meet: Outside the Rickyard Cafe 10am.

Date: Saturday, 10th, June, 2017.

Note: Bring a x10 lens if available. On behalf of Ealing Council.

 

Venue: Sheepleas and Mountain Wood nature walkabout.

Meet: Outside Richmond Station 10am.

Date: Wednesday, 14th, June, 2017.

Note: Wear sturdy footwear and bring lunch and water. Some hills. Buy a day-return to Horsley.

 

Venue: Rye Harbour.

Meet: At St.Pancras Station 10am.

Date: Friday, 14th, July, 2017.

Note: Bring binoculars & water. Will have lunch upon arrival in Rye. Buy a day-return to Rye via Ashford International. This trip is subject to good weather conditions and Southern trains not holding strike action.

We may also opt for a pub dinner in Rye before our return journey.

Plan B – Rainham Marshes.

 

Venue: Rye Meads Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust nature reserve.

Meet: Outside Ealing Broadway Station 10am.

Date: Thursday, 20th, July, 2017.

Note: Bring binoculars, lunch & water. Buy a day-return to Rye House Station at Liverpool Street Station.

 

Venue: Wildmoor Heath Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust nature reserve.

Meet: Outside Richmond Station 10am.

Date: Thursday, 10th, August, 2017.

Note: Wear sturdy footwear and bring binoculars, lunch & water. Buy a day-return to Sandhurst.

 

Venue: A bird walkabout in Gunnersbury Park (morning only).

Meet: By the cafe kiosk next to the children’s playground 8.30am.

Date: Sunday, 13th, August, 2017.

Note: Bring binoculars.

 

Venue: Roding Valley Meadows Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserve.

Meet: Outside Ealing Broadway Station 10am.

Date: Tuesday, 15th, August, 2017.

Note: Bring lunch & water.

 

Venue: The Chase Local Nature Reserve (London Wildlife Trust).

Meet: Outside Richmond Station 10am.

Date: Thursday, 21st, September, 2017.

Note: Bring lunch & water.

 

Venue: Tree tour in Walpole Park (morning only).

Meet: Outside the Rickyard Cafe 10am.

Date: Saturday, 23rd, September, 2017.

Note: Bring x10 lens if available.

 

Venue: Farthing Downs and Happy Valley nature walkabout.

Meet: Outside Richmond Station 10am.

Date: Wednesday, 27th, September, 2017.

Note: Wear sturdy footwear, bring lunch & water. Some hills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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