Lake District trip information

Lake District trip information

The trip to be organised for 18th (or 19th) May to 21st May 2006 is likely to contain the following features:

  • A visit on the way up to Forest of Bowland (for those travelling Thursday)
  • At least one trip to Leighton Moss RSPB reserve (probably more)
  • A visit to St Bees Head
  • A visit to see Ospreys at the RSPB viewpoint
  • A visit to the only Golden Eagle site in England (they did not breed in 2005)
  • Possible visits to Hodbarrow (RSPB), South Walney Island (Cumbria Wildlife Trust) and Kent valley, Kendal

The itinerary will be settled once the number of people are known and the accommodation has been booked so timings can be fixed.

Birds we hope to see include:Eider (breeding), Osprey (nesting), Golden Eagle, Peregrine, Buzzard, Red Grouse, Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, Little Tern, Sandwich Tern, Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Redstart, Dipper, Black Guillemot, Guillemot, Razorbill, Puffin, Fulmar.

At present I have located a recommended hotel with beds from £28.50 to £31.50 per head B&B but it is already very busy in May. This is fairly close to Leighton Moss with views over the estuary from some rooms (hence slightly more expensive!) The hotel also does evening meals (3 course) for £15.50 on Friday and Saturday nights with a good choice, including vegetarian and gluten free options.

I shall need to know who wishes to come quite quickly. So far the only firm bookings I have are as follows:

Harry and Lynn Matthews (double room)
Ruth Angus
Bill Nicol

(Roger and Ros Stanley will join us as they are staying there independently)

If the trip appeals to you please let me know as soon as possible so I can reserve rooms and complete the plans. This hotel only has 5 rooms free for the three nights, hence 10 people on a sharing room basis will be the maximum we can accommodate here. If I have more than that number I will need to find an alternative place.

Tel 01252 837411 or mobile 07899 066687

Colin Wilson –

30 January 2006