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Wildlife & Nature Event, from 7 Apr 2019

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Cuckoo, John Bridges (rspb-images)

Cuckoo, John Bridges (rspb-images)

Details

Join Andy Chapman on this wildlife walk around Fairburn Ings to learn more about the birds that make their home here. The walks will change with the seasons; in April and June the focus will be on summer migrants, particularly song birds and how to identify them by sight and sound. In October the focus shifts to how to identify the huge range of ducks and wildfowl which migrate from the North to overwinter.

This is a lovely introduction to the basics of birdwatching and identification, it also includes a bacon, sausage or egg bap and hot drink to warm up and chat at the end.

This walk should last approximately two hours, please dress for the weather with good footwear.

Booking essential via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rspb-aire-valley-13775638153

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Disabled access

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 7 Apr 2019 09:00 to 12:00
Sun 2 Jun 2019 09:00 to 12:00
Sun 6 Oct 2019 09:00 to 12:00

Prices

£15 (£12 RSPB Members)

Also at this Venue

Address

Newton Lane,
Ledston,
Castleford,
WF10 2BH

Location

Directions

See location of RSPB Fairburn Ings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 451278  Lat: 53.74481 Long: -1.31660

By Road:
Leave the A1 at junction 42 for the A63, and follow signs for Fairburn village on the A1246. Once in the village turn right at Wagon and Horses public house. At the T-junction turn right, and the reserve is 1.5 miles on the left.

Car parking is free for RSPB members and £3 for non members

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Castleford Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Castleford Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

The visitor centre, family trail and Lin Dike trail are accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Lin Dike hide was highly commended in recent Natural Environmental Biffa awards and the site was awarded Quality Assured Status in 2007.