Weeting Heath for Stone Curlews and Lakenheath Fen Walk
Saturday 18 May 2019
9:00am to 3:30pm
Meeting Point: Meet at Weeting Heath NWR car park IP26 4NQ OS Landranger Sheet 143 TL757 881. Following our visit to Weeting Heath we will drive the short distance to Lakenheath RSPB Reserve IP27 9AD OS Landranger Sheet 143 TL 724 865. Allow one and a quarter hours to drive from North Norfolk to Weeting Heath as it’s not so far but the A148 and A1065 can be slow.
Note: Please remember your NWT and RSPB membership cards. If you do not have them with you, you will be charged entry. Both reserves have toilets and sell a small range of refreshments. Bring packed lunch and plenty of fluid to drink. A sun hat and sun protection are recommended for Lakenheath. The footpaths are good at both sites so walking boots are ideal. Scopes are very useful at Lakenheath.
Distance: There are only a few steps to walk at Weeting, from the car park to the hides, which are very close. The full walk around the reserve at Lakenheath is about 3 miles.
After seeing the Stone Curlews at Weeting we will spend the rest of the day taking in Lakenheath at a leisurely pace where we have chances of good views of Bittern, Common Cranes, Hobbies, Cuckoos, Marsh Harriers several species of warbler, tits, finches and duck.
Children are welcome if accompanied by well-behaved adults, but we regret no dogs. To keep the club's carbon footprint small, and because the RSPB car park is small, please consider car sharing. The walk will be led by Janice Darch.