CURRENTLY ON HOLD. IF THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES CHANGE BEFORE THE DATE OF THE WALK WE WILL LET YOU KNOW BUT AS IT STANDS AT THE MOMENT WE CANNOT RUN OUR WALKS PROGRAMME. PLEASE BEAR WITH US AND WE WILL GET GOING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Back Lanes of Cley and Bayfield
Sunday 21 March 2021
9.30am – 1.00pm
Meet at 9.30am in Cley Village Hall Car Park NR25 7RJ OS Explorer Map 251 TG048438 Car parking is free. No facilities are available. The walk will be 3 miles. It will end at approximately 1pm.
This walk will take us passed Cley allotments and into the Churchyard before proceeding along the road towards Wiveton Bridge, passed the Anglian Water facility to Glandford Ford. After a quick look at the ford we will retrace our footsteps and walk east towards Hurdle Lane before picking up a permissive path down to the River Glaven on the Bayfield Estate. We will return along the water meadows to Glandford and then retrace our footsteps to Cley. The habitats we will view include water meadows, deciduous woodland, arable fields, allotments and the churchyard. Cley Churchyard often turns up wintering birds such as Black Redstart and the hedges towards Glandford may have wintering Black cap or Chiffchaff as well as tits and finches, Goldcrests and maybe a Yellow-browed Warbler. Some early spring migrants may be in. There are sometimes Bullfinch and wagtails at Glandford Ford. We will look out for raptors and game birds where we can view the open areas and sky. In the woodlands Tawny Owls are present as well as Nuthatch and Treecreeper as well as Woodpeckers. The water meadows have Snipe, Moorhen, Mallard and maybe a hunting Barn Owl.
Please respect social distancing on the walk. Binoculars are essential to gain full enjoyment from your birding. The leader will carry a telescope on most walks but for personal use only. If you would like to use a telescope during the walk please bring your own along, they can be very useful. Stout footwear is recommended as paths may be slippery or muddy particularly after rain. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry no dogs except guide dogs.