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. Please see the Saturday Saunter Group page for details of walks we have done.
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. Refreshments 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.|
|Fri 22nd Mar 2019||Guided Geology Walk at Watergate Bay|
|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|
|Fri 17th May 2019||Geology walk at Watergate Bay guided by Gus Horsley|
|Mon 17th Jun 2019||Geology walk at Fistral Beach guided by Gus Horsley|
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