We plan walk along the coast, with a loop inland to Horsey Mere and Brograve Mill, looking for autumn migrants and early winter visitors. Meet at the car-park at Horsey Gap (the car park for visiting the seal colony, TG463241, nearest postcode NR29 4EQ). To reach the car park leave the A149 coast road at the sharp right-hand (coming from the Happisburgh direction) bend at TG460236, and drive towards the coast along a track for a couple of hundred metres. In autumn the car park has historically been unmanned and parking free but we understand that a new Pay and Display machine may have just been introduced.
From the car-park we will head south-east by the coastal dunes, turn inland along the Nelson Head track and continue to Horsey Mill, where there are facilities. We will then walk around the edge of the mere to Brograve Mill, before looping back to the Horsey Gap car park. This is a longish walk (several miles), a short section of which is along the road, but it offers a nice range of habitats.
This is a return visit to an area NENBC last visited in 2017, when we found a very creditable 55 species. As always with autumn, the potential birds depend very much on the prevailing winds and weather. A telescope is useful if you have one. This area is very exposed and can be bitterly cold in winter, so good footwear and clothing is a must. 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. Leader Andy Clarke.