Weekend Day trip by car to Kent

Saturday 9th March, 2024

We will visit one or more of the superb birding sites in this diverse county. Details will be decided closer to the date according to what offers the best day’s birding.


Day trip by car to Blashford Lakes, Hants

Thursday 15th February, 2024

The lakes here can host all sorts of wildfowl, waders and gulls, while the woodland hide can often reveal a few difficult species. Birds such as Water Rail and Water Pipit are not uncommon and the site boasts a good list of other scarce and rare birds.

Meet at 09:30 at the visitor centre (SU151 079, BH24 3NU, ///grafted.walnuts.overheat)


Late afternoon outing at Gorrick Plantation, Crowthorne

Thursday 1st February, 2024 (Note revised start time!)

A short walk to see Woodcock as they fly out from their winter woodland roost.

Meet and park at 16:00 along Nine Mile Ride at SU820653 or ///luxury.wisdom.caller



RSPB Wokingham & Bracknell Local Group day trip by coach to Slimbridge WWT

Sunday 14th January, 2024

The Slimbridge experience is unique, with an extensive collection of wetland birds surrounded by a patchwork of water, marsh and fields, where thousands of wild birds gather. Rarities are frequent. The facilities and food are excellent.

Charge TBA, additional entry charge for those not members of WWT.

Pick-ups 07:30 at Finchampstead Village Hall and 08:00 at Reading University car park 1A, Shinfield Road main entrance (SU728719, RG6 6UR). Free parking.



Introduction to Berkshire Birding Outing: Padworth Lane Gravel Pit

Saturday 13th January, 2024

A circular walk of about 2 miles.  Optional lunch at the Butt Inn after walk.

Meet in the Butt Inn car park at 09:00.  what3words: ///trying.stuck.steadier

Public transport via rail to Aldermaston, 5 minutes walk