Winter Bird Identification


Improve your identification of winter birds using sight and sound. A walk around the Attenborough Re- serve with one of our experts. Using the hides and different habitats, you’ll learn the skills you need to identify the birds of Attenborough using your eyes and ears. Meet the leader at the Nature Centre, Attenborough. Cost £7.95. To book visit

Winter at Gedling Country Park

Barn Owl

Migrant birds—redpoll, siskin, European blackbirds, redwing. If recent snow—footprints of roe or muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits, badgers and stoats.
Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor Centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. NG4 4PE. Sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Wrap up and bring a walking stick. Progress may be slow. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00. No dogs please.

Skylarks’ Birds


Join the South Notts Local Group for a walk . Meet Neil Pinder at 9.30am in the Trust car park on Adbolton Lane. Bring your own binoculars. Contact: Neil Pinder 07981 928 402

Idle Valley Birds


Join local bird enthusiasts for a 2 hour walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Please bring your binoculars and walking boots. Donation welcome. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245 or

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A Mystery Walk

St Lukes Church Whaley Thorns

Who knows where Dave is going today? He doesn’t … but there may be a prize for guessing. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre, the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Tea and biscuits after the walk. Take a packed lunch. Distance 7 miles. Contact Tel. 01623 743 987.