Cley and Salthouse Walk for Waders
Saturday 20 July 2019
9:00am to 12:00midday
Meeting Point: We will meet at Cley Visitor Centre Car Park NR25 7SA OS Explorer 251 TG 053 440
Note: Walking boots are essential as some of the walk will be on shingle. Telescopes will be very useful. The NWT Visitor Centre offers coffee and cakes or lunch at the end of the trip.
Distance: The total walk is about 3½ miles.
July is the time when we expect to see the start of the autumn wader migration with failed breeders returning south early and non-breeders or late arrivals still heading north. We will start our walk from the Cley Visitor Centre car park heading to East Bank to view migrant waders at Arnold's Marsh and the Serpentine. We will walk north along East Bank viewing the reed beds to the west over the Cley Reserve and to the east Arnold's Marsh, The Serpentine and the recently constructed pools on the newest part of the NWT Cley Reserve. Then, after a brief look at the shingle and sea we will walk east along the back of the shingle ridge to the Iron Road from where we can get good views of several pools which may contain waders. We will then walk south along the Iron Road viewing the fresh and brackish pools before returning to the cars via Walsey Hills.
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 leader will be Janice Darch.