Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature
Walks with Nature

Walks with Nature

Regular price £35.00

Revive & Reconnect with nature on a Wildlife Walk

Distance: Easy (1-3 miles max)
Skill Level: All abilities
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Group Size: 3-4 Max
Cost: £35

2021 Dates

10th Jan - Bempton Cliffs (8.30am): Winter Spectacular
Possible sightings: Barn & Short Eared Owls, Deer, Hare, Sea Birds, flocks of field birds, Seals & more

21st Feb - In Search of Kingfisher, Burley in Wharfedale (7.30am)

28th Mar - Whitby (8.30am): Coastal Town Wildlife, Up Close!
Possible sightings: Turnstones, Fulmar, Various Gulls, Shags, Cormorant & more!

11th April - Burley Moor (5pm): Moorland Birds
Possible sightings: Ring Ouzel & Wheatear (if lucky!), Curlew, Red Grouse, Lapwing, Oyster Catcher, Red Kite, Kestrel, Merlin, & hopefully loads more! 

13th May - Burley in Wharfedale (6.30pm): Home Patch @ Spring
Possible sightings: Chiffchaff, Curlew, Tree Sparrow, Kestrel, Sparrow Hawk, Red Kite, Swifts, Swallows, House Martins, Lapwing, Treecreepers and much, much more!

21st June - Malham (6.30pm): Peregrines & More Spectaculars
Possible sightings: Nesting Peregrines, Redstart, Wheatear, Kingfisher, Dippers, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker and lots, lots more!

14th July - Burley in Wharfedale (7.30pm): In Search of Owls
Possible sightings: Little Owl Fledglings, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Deer, Curlew, Lapwing, Kestrel and more.
 

17th Aug - Ilkley (6.30pm): In Search of Otters & Bats
Possible sightings: Otter, Kingfisher, Dipper, Curlew, Oyster Catcher, Tawny Owl, 3-4 species of bats including Daubenton's. 

7th Sep - Ilkley (6pm): In Search of Otters & Bats
Possible sightings: Otter, Kingfisher, Dipper, Curlew, Oyster Catcher, Tawny Owl, 3-4 species of bats including Daubenton's. 

 

The benefits of experiencing wildlife and nature are innumerable. Exciting, relaxing, reflective and joyous; a walk with nature is like food for the soul 

Wildlife walking tours offer people a chance to enjoy nature at it’s best with a very small group of like-minded people. Each walk is carefully researched and is packed full of inspirational facts and experiences.

The best way to enjoy wildlife is in its natural environment, behaving naturally. These walks all share ways and techniques of gaining meaningful experiences with nature that have a minimal impact on the environment and wildlife within it. 

Walks with Nature, are tours with nature and wildlife at the heart of them. While cameras are more than welcome, these are not photography workshops. 


 

Parliament of Owls Tour

Location: Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire

Dates: 13th July & 19th July @ 7.30pm - 10pm (approx) 

Seeing an owl is always magical and the best way to see them is in their own environment behaving naturally. This specially designed walk takes in the habitats of at least three owl species and in the right conditions offers a fair chance of seeing them! 

  • Learn responsible and ethical in-the-field techniques of spotting wild owls and their habitats 
  • Experience a range of inspiring environments offering a diverse range of wildlife including Curlew, Lapwing, Kestrel, Sparrow Hawk, Red Kite, Buzzard, Little Owl, Tawny & Barn Owl.
  • Nature Notes: Fact sheet handout full of info on UK owls, their habitats and the best way to find and observe them (emailed as a download after the event)
  • Maximum of 3 participants

In search of Kingfisher

Location: Various West Yorkshire

Dates: See Above 

Whether it’s a flash of orange and blue whizzing past or perched ready to dive for a fish, experiencing a Kingfisher in its natural habitat is always exhilarating! This carefully prepared walk explores the habitats and the behaviour of the elusive Kingfisher. 

  • Improve your chances of seeing a Kingfisher under expert guidance an area known for Kingfisher 
  • Experience the diverse wildlife of the riverside including Kingfisher, Dipper, Heron, Goosander, oystercatcher, common sandpiper and (very) occasionally otters! 
  • Nature Notes: Fact sheet handout full of info about Kingfishers their habitats and the best way to find and observe them (emailed as a download after the event)
  • Maximum of 3 participants

Dragons & Butterflies @ Insectopia!

Location: Timble, North Yorkshire

Dates: 2nd August @ 8am - 10.30am (approx)

If you like the beautiful and sublime you need to come along on this nature walk that leads to insect nirvana! Immerse yourself in the stunning world of exciting mini-beasts. This hidden location hosts a diverse range of dragon and damselflies, butterflies and other striking six-legged creatures, not to mention birds like the linnet and redstarts who may put in an appearance too. 

  • Nature Notes: Fact sheet handout full of info about Kingfishers their habitats and the best way to find and observe them (emailed as a download after the event)
  • Maximum of 3 participants

 

After Dark Nature Walk (Bats, Owls & Otters) 

Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Dates: 2nd August @ 7.30pm - 9.30pm (approx) / 21st September 2020, 6pm - 8pm 

Explore the banks of the River Wharfe in Ilkley. As the sun sets and the light begins to fade our senses sharpen and a new natural world opens itself up. From birds and animals getting their last meals to bats, owls and otters just waking up. Not only will we be privy to the secretive sights and sounds of the twilight river, we'll be armed with the latest professional standard bat detector. This Echo Meter will enable us to decipher the many different species of bat that enjoy hunting along the Wharfe. We'll then finish the walk downwind from a well-frequented otter holt. While we can't guarantee a sighting of otters, the chances are good here. 

  • Improve your understanding of the riverside habitat with expert guidance
  • Experience the diverse wildlife of the riverside in the twilight hours. Sightings could include Kingfisher, Dipper, Heron, Goosander, oystercatcher, common sandpiper, seceral species of bat and occasionally otters! 
  • Nature Notes: Fact sheet handout full of info about Bats & Otter, their habitats & the best way to find and observe them (emailed as a download after the event)
  • Maximum of 3 participants


 

Springtime Walks on My Home Patch (Burley in Wharfedale) 

1. Riverside Walk, TBC
2. Nature Reserve, TBC

I walk my home patch every day of the year, so my knowledge of the environment in Burley and the wildlife that uses it, is stronger here than anywhere else in the world. 

From nesting starlings and tree sparrows to Barn Owls and Kingfishers, maybe even an otter! This walk will seek to reveal the extraordinary and exciting wildlife that can be found right off the doorstep as Rich shares his intimate knowledge of the comparatively abundant nature.  

 

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Can I bring children?

From an early age, photography has played such a key role in my life. As part of my desire to champion photography to young people I offer free places for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult

What if the weather forecast is bad?

You may be surprised just how many bad forecasts result in beautiful days - it happens a lot!

Walking Photography will always try and proceed with a planned photo walk. If extreme weather conditions or severe accessibility issues arise, then the walk date will rearranged for a convenient date. 

What if the weather is bad? 

It is surprisingly rare to have an event that is completely marred by the weather. With a deep to commitment to offering fun and enjoyable photo walks and workshops, if the event is judged to have been ruined by the weather participants will be given a 50% discount voucher off a future Photo Walk workshop up to the same value. 

Can I bring my camera phone or tablet?

Yes! We welcome camera phone and tablet walkers on most photo walks. There are some events like Get a Grip Course and the Night Photo Walks where you require manual functions on your camera. Such events are clearly noted in the descriptions.

What is the accessibility like? 

Accessibility varies widely from event to event. Please get in touch with any accessibility questions.

Walking Photography also offers Private Leisure Tours at a fixed rate that can be tailored to address any accessibility needs.

 


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