Knepp Safari Bespoke Tour
10 May 2020, 11:30 - 19:00 (Add to calendar)
Join Mid-Herts Local Group for a special trip to the Knepp Wildland Project near Horsham, West Sussex.
Description of the tour:
Venturing out on foot is the best way to soak up the sounds and sights of the rewilding project. Guided by our expert ecologist at a gentle pace, there is plenty of time to take in our astonishing wildlife – from our herds of free-roaming longhorn cattle, red and fallow deer, Exmoor ponies and Tamworth pigs, to delicate butterflies and dragonflies.
It is also the best way to listen to bird song and spot our specialities like common and lesser whitethroat, yellowhammer, goldfinch, linnet and bullfinch. In May and June there is a good chance of hearing nightingales and turtle doves – some of the rarest birds in Britain – and in summer, catch the blue flash of kingfisher over the lakes and ponds.
Mid-way through the safari you’ll break for tea, coffee and homemade brownies on a tree-platform, with wonderful views of the Wildland.
Walking will be for 2½-3 hours, with frequent stops to look at wildlife. You’ll need a moderate level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground.
Travel to Knepp can be done independently or by arranging car-share with one of Mid-Herts Local Group's volunteers. Please contact Penny Fanthorpe at email@example.com if you would like to car-share.
11.30am - suggested depart Welwyn Garden City (car share)
1.30pm - meet at Knepp
2pm - 5pm - walking tour
(Please note there are no cafe facilities at Knepp).
£31.50 per person (including booking fee). ***Please note this event is non-refundable once booked***