West Runton and Incleborough Hill for Autumn Migrants and a Seawatch
DATE: Saturday 23rd October 2021
WALK LEADER: Janice Darch
ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED: Maximum of 15. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 07796 932595 by 5pm on Thursday 21st October.
MEETING POINT: [OS Explorer Map 252 TG431167 / NR27 9QA] West Runton Beach Car Park (NOTE as of September 2021 there is no longer a discounted parking rate for club members and the full fee is payable at the machines or if the booth is staffed, to the attendant. If you arrive before the attendant, you need to pay in the machine as there is a number plate camera and fines will be incurred if you don't. The machines are run by a separate company not linked to the attendant or the cafe so they can't deal with your queries/issues. Thank you!).
DISTANCE: Approximately 4 mile circular walk.
FACILITIES: Toilets are available at West Runton beach, but the café may be closed by October.
WALK DESCRIPTION: This is a morning walk, looking for autumn migrants on the cliffs and in the hedges around West Runton and inland along the lanes and the scrubby areas and paddocks around Incleborough Hill and the village of West Runton. The exact route will depend on weather and birds on the day. We will spend some time at the beginning and end scanning the beach, and sea for any autumn passage. The hedges around the car park are a good migrant trap in autumn and there are always plenty of House Sparrows, Gold and other finches, tits and Starlings and Linnets. The cliffs and fields towards East Runton often host gulls while inland the lanes will have passerines and good views of the higher ground to the south will allow us views of raptors, Buzzards and Corvids.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: For the safety and well-being of everyone, please continue to respect social distancing on this walk. Binoculars are recommended to gain full enjoyment from your birding and scopes can be useful. The leader carries one for personal use only, so please bring your own if you would like to use one during the walk. Stout footwear is recommended as paths may be slippery or muddy particularly after rain. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times but young people aged 16 and 17 may attend unaccompanied with prior written consent from a parent or guardian who has also supplied a phone number where they can be contacted in emergency. Sorry no dogs except guide dogs.