Nature Study Saunter
Led by Valerie 07889 660785 or 01637 852162 (answerphone)
This is a group for people who just want a gentle stroll in the open air with some company, whilst studying the flora and fauna of areas around Newquay or a bus ride away, followed by a brew and bite in a nearby cafe or pub. Walks are generally on the third Monday of the month, but if the forecast is bad, we will try to rearrange for another mutually convenient day.
Themes could be:-
• Wandering around beaches bagging up plastic waste washed up by the tide as we study various marine life
• Strolling along footpaths photographing different wildflowers
• Peering in rock pools for marine life
• Watching birds around a lake or river
• Admiring gardens while sauntering around a village
• Spotting sea life around a harbour
• Visiting Nature Reserves, Animal Sanctuaries or even Newquay Zoo
• Identifying trees and plants
Walks will be as short as the group members present on the walk can do comfortably. Those that want a longer walk can stride out and meet again later. In wet weather we can meet in a nearby café or pub to discuss future plans.
For those who just want a gentle stroll in the open air with some company at the weekend. Please note that we will only meet if the weather is fine, so please check beforehand if the walk is going ahead.
Saturday walks will usually start from Killacourt or the Heron Centre meeting at 10:30am. Maybe we will catch a bus to somewhere and walk from there or the walks can be kept local. Venue will usually be decided the day before and emails or texts sent to those people who are interested. Keep an eye on the diary dates below.
Other events you may be interested in attending, such as bird watching, seal, porpoise or dolphin spotting etc will be advised by text or email to those who are interested as and when we hear of them. Keep an eye on the diary dates below.
If you would like to join this group please call or email Valerie.
Nature Study Strolls we have had to date:-
|Mon 15th Oct 2018||Newquay Community Orchard guided tour|
|Mon 19th Nov 2018||Perranporth (Beach Shell Search and Wildlife Observation around the Lake) Refreshments at the Green Parrot.|
|Mon 17th Dec 2018||Trenance Gardens Tree Walk. Refreshments at the Heron Centre.|
|Mon 21st Jan 2019||Newquay Beaches from Towan to Lusty Glaze at low tide, beachcombing and plastic clearing. Refrestments at Lusty Glaze.|
|Mon 18th Feb 2019||Barrowfields to Lusty Glaze Beach studying sealife on rocks, plastic litter clearing followed by walk to the Fort Inn for refreshments.|
|Sat 16th Mar 2019||Walk from Killacourt to Fistral, followed by lunch at Rick Stein's|
|Fri 22nd Mar 2019||Guided Geology Walk at Watergate Bay|
|Sat 23rd Mar 2019||Stroll from Towan Beach to Porth for a beach clean, followed by lunch at the Mermaid|
|Mon 25th Mar 2019||Crantock to Polly Joke Beach and back, via Bowgie Inn and SW Coast Path.|
|Mon 15th Apr 2019||Trenance Gardens circuit before walk around Newquay Zoo and Wildflower Lane area. Refreshments at Courtside Cafe|
|Dates for your Diary|
|Sat Apr 27th||10:30am at Killacourt for a coastal stroll. Please note that the walk will be cancelled if the forecast is bad. Contact Valerie 07889 660785|
|Sat May 4th||10:30am at Killacourt for a coastal stroll. Please note that the walk will be cancelled if the forecast is bad. Contact Valerie 07889 660785|
|Sat May 11th||10:30am at Killacourt for a short coastal stroll before the Health and Well-being Fair. Please note that the walk will be cancelled if the forecast is bad. Contact Valerie 07889 660785|
|Fri May 17th||Geology and Wildlife Guided Walk 11:00am-12:30pm Contact Valerie 07889 660785|
Join our Nature Study Group on a stroll guided by Gus Horsley, a geology and wildlife expert. Venue: Watergate Bay. Meet on the beach below the Beach Hut at 11am. Bring binoculars if you have them.
10:35am A5 bus from Newquay arrives Watergate Bay at 10:51am. Return bus to Newqauy at 13:04 or 14:39
Please note the event will be cancelled if it is wet weather
|Sat May 18th||10:30am at Killacourt for a coastal stroll. Please note that the walk will be cancelled if the forecast is bad. Contact Valerie 07889 660785|
|Sat May 25th||10:30am at Killacourt for a short coastal stroll before visiting St Michael's Church Flower Festival. Please note that the walk will be cancelled if the forecast is bad. Contact Valerie 07889 660785|
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