Nature Study Saunter
Led by Valerie 07889 660785 or 01637 852162 (answerphone)
This is a new 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.
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 will meet in a nearby café or pub to discuss future plans.
In addition to the monthly Nature Study Saunters at various different locations, Valerie walks her dog around Newquay Community Orchard on a regular basis so if you fancy a short stroll with some company or if you would like a guided tour (without the dog) please ring Valerie.
If you would like to join this group please call or email Valerie.
Nature Study Strolls to date:-
|Monday 15th Oct 2018||Newquay Community Orchard guided tour|
|Monday 19th Nov 2018||Perranporth (Beach Shell Search and Wildlife Observation around the Lake) Refreshments at the Green Parrot.|
|Monday 17th Dec 2018||Trenance Gardens Tree Walk. Refreshments at the Heron Centre.|
|Monday 21st Jan 2019||Newquay Beaches from Towan to Lusty Glaze at low tide, beachcombing and plastic clearing. Refrestments at Lusty Glaze.|
|Monday 18th Feb 2019||Barrowfields to Lusty Glaze Beach studying sealife on rocks, plastic litter clearing followed by walk to the Fort Inn for refreshments.|
Other events you may be interested in attending, such as bird watching, seal, porpoise or dolphin spotting etc will be advised by email to those who are interested as and when we hear of them.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Mar 18th||Crantock to Poly Joke Beach|
Exact walk to be decided on the day depending on weather conditions and fitness of the walkers
10:05am no 85 bus arrives Crantock bus shelter at 10:26am. 8 mins walk to Crantock Beach N.T. car park to meet those in cars at about 10:35am. (2.3m to Polly Joke and then 2.3m back)
or meet at Bowgie Inn Car Park for circular walk to Poly Joke and back 2.2miles (plus the 1m walk from bus stop and 1m back) as per https://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walk/westpentireandpollyjoke
|Fri Mar 22nd||Geology Rocks - A walk through the past.|
Join Gus Horsley, a Cornwall College Geology Specialist, for a fabulous and enthralling walk along Watergate to Whipsiderry Beach. Learn about the history of Newquay that started millions of years ago and can still be seen today.
Meet on Watergate Beach just below the Beach Hut at 11am. Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate weather gear.
10:35am A5 Bus from Newquay arrives Watergate Bay at 10:51am.
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