Guided Nature Walks

Event Detail

Start Date: April 4, 2023
End Date: May 31, 2023
Time: 11am-12pm
Adult: £10 per person
Child: £5 per person

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature at Wilder Doddington

Join our Wilder ranger, Heather, on a short walk to see the beginnings of our Wilder Doddington Project. We are restoring nature at Doddington. After several decades of intensive farming of our cropped land we have taken the brakes off to allow nature to recover. Come and see the changes that are taking place.

Following a briefing in the covered wagon shed we will walk together on the nearby paths and tracks. Heather will explain how the management is changing to help nature to come back. We will look out for interesting sights on the day that we hope will include birds such as Yellowhammer, Buzzard, Chaffinch, and water birds. She will explain how to identify seasonal flowers and trees. We will take a spade and look how soil life is changing.

During the walk we will take the opportunity to discuss how everyone can enjoy more nature at home, the actions that we can take in our gardens and window boxes.

Family Friendly

Adults Only

Approximate duration: 1 hour

Adult (16+yrs): £10 per person

Child (Under 16): £5 per child

Booking essential, places are limited to 14 per group.

Meeting point is in front of the Wagon Shed – please see map that also shows free parking.

  • Whatever the weather we will take a leisurely walk at a moderate pace with frequent stops.
  • A degree of fitness is needed to cope with walking on uneven ground. Approximate walking distance, including walking over fields is 1-2km. 
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather and ground conditions. Whatever the weather long trousers and long sleeves along with sturdy footwear are a requirement for a comfortable walk where we may encounter damp fields and brambles. Bring waterproofs if wet or cold. 
  • Please bring refreshments if you think you may need them.
  • Due to uneven terrain these tours are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
  • Dogs are not permitted as we are protecting ground nesting birds – Assistance dogs only

If you’d like to explore further then we recommend a behind the scenes tours – available by foot, minibus or e-bike:

We are running a series of events throughout the year so we can all enjoy the changing seasons: