Kelling Heath, Quags and Muckleburgh Hill Walk
Saturday 23 March 2019
9:00am to 1:00pm
Meeting Point: We will meet at the Kelling Heath car park off Holgate Hill, Holt NR25 7ER, Grid Reference OS ODL TG 100419, between the Kelling Estate garden centre (ex-EMCY) and Weybourne. The slightly obscured turn into the car park is on the western side of the road in a dip near the summit.
Note: Walking boots with ankle support and grippy soles are advised as there will be short sections of hills to ascend and descend. A scope will be useful but not essential.
Distance: 6.5 miles
Today's walk will take us across the heath where we will look for the heath's special birds such as Woodlark, Dartford Warbler and Turtle Dove. We should also find Stonechat, Tree Pipit, tit flocks and may be Crossbills; raptors overhead are likely too. After some time on the heath we will walk northwards through the deciduous woodlands to cross the Coast Road to Muckleburgh Hill and Fox Hill looking for spring migrants such as Wheatears. We will return to Kelling Heath and the cars by another woodland path.
Children are welcome if accompanied by well-behaved adults, but we regret no dogs. To keep the club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing. The walk will be led by Janice Darch.