Trip reps

Reports from our outdoor trips. Like to find out more? Join us on our next outdoor trip.

Sep 262021
Gravesend RSPB trip to Dungeness

On Sunday 19 September 21 of us met at the Old Lighthouse in Dungeness. The weather was overcast but dry and with only a slight breeze. Before leaving the car park a sparrowhawk and kestrel flew over the lighthouse and a peregrine was spotted perching on a pylon. Making our way to the beach small […]

Aug 302021
Group Trip to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

If you are a fan of the TV programme “Red Dwarf” then you will understand that I feel a bit like Kryten trying to say “Sm…… He…….”. Anyway the first birds that we saw on our group trip to Sevenoaks were two Egy……Goo……. But as it was so good I thought I would start this […]

 Posted by on 30 August 2021 at 12:55 pm
Aug 122021
Oare Marshes 8th August

An enthusiastic group met in the car park at Oare, some bearing news of birds they had already seen, wood sandpiper being one, and those that had already left – the Bonaparte’s gull had flown off with a group of black-headed gulls some ten minutes earlier!    Tempted by the thought of the sandpiper we […]

Jul 262021
Group trip to Warnham Nature Reserve Saturday 24th July

Warnham Local Nature Reserve is owned and managed by Horsham District Council and was designated a nature reserve in 1988. It includes a 17 acre millpond, marshes, grassland, reed beds, hedges and woodland. Fortunately, the forecasted thunder and lightning didn’t materialize as ten of us set off to explore this new RSPB Gravesend venue. Passing […]

Jul 182021
Group Trip to Samphire Hoe - Sunday 11th July

One of the good things about visiting Samphire Hoe, near Dover, is that you can get a close – up view of the White Cliffs without getting your feet wet. And one of the best places at Samphire Hoe is an “off limits” area of tumbled chalk boulders that have crashed from the cliffs above. […]

 Posted by on 18 July 2021 at 12:39 pm
Mar 122020
Group Trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve

On a bright sunny Sunday morning 17 of us gathered at RSPB Rainham Marshes. It was formerly Ministry of Defence land and was used as a firing range, evidence of which can be seen as we journey through the site.  The RSPB purchased the area in 2000 and it was officially opened in 2006. We […]

 Posted by on 12 March 2020 at 9:34 pm
Feb 242020
Sevenoaks Trip Report

On a blustery and damp day thirteen of us met to explore this hidden gem tucked away just north of Sevenoaks and south of the M26.  The reserve is based around several large lakes, left over from gravel workings in the last century and includes areas of varied woodland and open fields.  The river Darent […]

Feb 112020
Dungeness Trip Report

The first of this month’s outings was to be at Dungeness on Sunday 9th February.   Unfortunately storm Ciara had other ideas, heading for us on the same day.   Having decided to bring the meeting forward a day we hoped that anyone who wanted to come would see the email – many apologies if […]