River Lea Wildlife Cruise
15 August 2018, 13:00 - 16:00 (Add to calendar)
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust have partnered with Lee and Stort Boat Co Ltd to offer a unique afternoon wildlife cruise on the River Lea, followed by a guided walk through the beautiful King’s Meads Nature Reserve.
Settle in for a 90 minute cruise onboard this comfortable boat, equipped with toilet facilities and a fully stocked refreshments bar. We will cruise through Ware to the Lee Navigation, which passes the Trust’s Amwell Nature Reserve. Along the way, learn about the river and navigation from our Living Rivers Officer, David. He’ll describe what lies beneath the water, as well as help spot what wildlife can be found along the water margins. We will turn at Hardmead Lock and pass through Ware Lock, cruise past King’s Mead’s Nature Reserve before reaching Hertford Lock where there is an option to disembark.
From Hertford lock you can join our Reserves Officer for a one hour stroll through King’s Mead, returning back to Ware. Learn about the fantastic wildlife of this beautiful nature reserve which is one of the largest areas of water meadow in Hertfordshire. Along the way we will look out for county-rare wildflowers and birds such as warblers and reed buntings. Alternatively, stay aboard the boat to take the gentle cruise back to Ware.
Cost: Adults: £15 Children (under 16): £8 Infants (under 12months): Free (must sit on adult's lap)