Guided Walks

Want to develop your wildlife knowledge? 

Join me on guided wildlife walks either here in beautiful Devon (or neighbouring Avon see below).

Whether you want to visit some of the best wildlife sites, acquire new ID skills, or simply enjoy a guided wildlife walk then I should offer something for you. Whichever walk you decided best suits you, my aim is always the same; to enable people to learn about wildlife in easy, bite-size chunks and ensure both your knowledge and connect to nature grow. 

Everyone is welcome irrespective of background or baseline knowledge
– Each walk is approximately 2 – 3 hours covering up to three miles taken at a slow and pleasant wildlife-watching pace
– The terrain varies but typically involves a mixture of easy to moderate walking accessible for anyone with suitable footwear and a can-do attitude*
– Start time will vary to maximise our encounters with wildlife but will generally start at 10am and finish at 1pm

*For those who need significant assistance with walking, be it a walking stick or wheelchair, please do speak to me directly in advance to discuss suitability of individual walks.

Devon Walks

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Wildlife of Devon (ID Skills)
Home to a mosaic of nature reserves, two national parks and epic coastlines, Devon has an enormous variety of wildlife and habitats to be discovered. Each month gives you the chance to explore different areas of Devon whilst learning the key identification skills of one specific taxonomic group at a peak time of year. These are ID skills focused walks and perfect for someone who wishes to explore Devon and learn how to identify wildlife along the way.

Walks: Monthly (1 per month)

Current dates: (Thursdays)

2021:
10th Jun
8th Jul
12th Aug
9th Sep
14th Oct
11th Nov

Cost: £15 per walk

 



Birds of Devon
Renowned as a premium UK bird watching location, Devon is full of exciting and challenging species to discover. Alongside its long list of resident breeding species, Devon is also one of the first and last stops for birds during spring and autumn migration, offering exciting opportunities to catch up with uncommon migrants and county rarities. Join me as we explore the counties best birding sites in search of those trickier species, as well as trips to see county rarities as and when they turn up. This walk is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about birds, particularly those which are challenging to see or confidently ID.

Walks: Monthly (1 per month)

Current dates: (Tuesdays)

2021:
8th Jun
6th Jul
10th Aug
7th Sep
12th Oct
9th Nov

Cost: £15 per walk

 



Best of Dartmoor

A rare great expanse of moorland, rivers and ancient woodland, Dartmoor is one of the last and closest experiences of wilderness you can find in southern England. It’s a landscape which truly moves with the season and whose wildlife is as dynamic, varied and specialised as UK nature comes meaning there is plenty of magic to be discovered. Join me as we explore all that Dartmoor has to offer the wildlife enthusiast; learning about the ecology and its character’s along the way. This walk is perfect for anyone wanting to learn about Dartmoor and observe how its wildlife changes across a calendar year.

Walks: Monthly (1 per month)

Current dates: (Sundays)

2021:
6th Jun
4th Jul
8th Aug
5th Sep
10th Oct
7th Nov

 

Cost: £15 per walk

Avon Walks

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Wildlife of Avon (in partnership with Avon Wildlife Trust)
From the rolling hills and valleys of the Mendips & Cotswolds, to the sweeping expanse of the Severn Estuary and its low-lying wetlands, the Avon region boosts landscapes of inspiring and varied beauty ready to be found. See a different area of Avon each month as we explore a variety of wild places this county holds in search of all things wildlife; from bats to birds, plants to invertebrates! Our aim will be to engage with it all. 

Walks: Monthly (1 per month)

Current dates: (Fridays) 

2020:
11th Jun – Dolebury Warren
9th Jul
13th Aug
10th Sep
15th Oct
12th Nov

 

Cost: £15 per walk

Private Bookings

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Wish to organise your own private guided walk either for yourself or a larger group?

For all inquiries relating to private guided walks, please contact me either by email or phone where we can discuss a location, length and date to suit you.   

How to book:

To receive more information about these walks or reserve a space, please contact me via email: info@devonwildlifetours.co.uk or phone: 07989183437 

Further details about meeting locations, best places to park, available utilities (toilets and refreshments) and any other important information will be sent to you once you have reserved a place. 

FAQ. THE ANSWERS

– Wear suitable clothing as appropriate to weather & location
– Solid footwear/boots are always advised
– I may bring the odd treat but please bring refreshments & snacks
– Binoculars are not provided so please bring with you if you have some
– Parking charges (if any) are at your own expense
– First aid trained but please inform me of any health issues in advance
– Toilets are not always on site so be prepared
– Children must be accompanied by an adult
– Unfortunately dogs are not welcome to attend 

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