Devon Nature Walks on offer

PUBLISHED: 11:06 03 January 2012

Kingfisher Alcedo atthis, perched on an old tree stump.

Kingfisher Alcedo atthis, perched on an old tree stump.

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Three hour river walk on offer from Newton Poppleford to Tipton St John

IF you’ve eaten too much over the Christmas and New Year break, or just enjoy walking, then you might enjoy lacing up those stout walking shoes and joining other walkers for Devon Nature Walks this month.

The scheduled walks are pre-bookable and cost £6 per person, unless otherwise stated, on a first-come, first served basis.

Groups will be up to 15, with a minimum of eight, and it is advisable to wear suitable clothing and strong footwear as well as bring refreshments.

The walk leader is a fully-qualified first aider and should know about any medical conditions before setting off on the walks.

Those continuing next week are:

Monday 9th January - 10am STARCROSS - Meet at Starcross car park. Grid ref: SX976822. Not a great distance covered on this walk but plenty of birdwatching. A good area for turnstone, kingfisher, greenshank and goldeneye. Three hours.

Thursday 12th January - 10am NEWTON POPPLEFORD – Meet at Newton Poppleford car park. Grid ref: SY086896. Up the river to Tipton St John and back. Three hours.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Wellington boots are recommended after periods of heavy rain.

There are also Wednesday and Sunday bird-watching sessions organised, deadline for the Sunday sessions is Sunday, January 8. For more details call (01392) 211247 or email:

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