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Other forthcoming events you may be interested in

Dawn Chorus Walk at Powkesmore Wood, Ditton Priors - Saturday, 28 April

Photo: Chris Bateman


For early birds!! Meet at Coppice Farm at 5.30 a.m. - Postcode WV16 6TW; Grid Reference SO603889.

The walk is approximately 2 miles, over fairly uneven ground so bring/wear suitable gear.

Breakfast to follow at The Willows: Full English £4.50; Eggs on toast (fried or scrambled) £2.75. Tea or coffee extra. Booking for breakfast essential: to reserve your place please email

For more information contact Trish on 01746 712812 or Carol on 07807 068304.

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Dawn Chorus Walk organised by Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group

Set your alarms and come and join us for a memorable dawn chorus walk beginning at 5.30am by the Scout Hut opposite St Laurence’s Church, Church Stretton on Wed 2nd May. The walk will be led by expert birder Dave Pearce whose knowledge of bird song is amazing, and will include woodland and grassland birds. The cost is £10 to include a full English cooked breakfast (or £5 without breakfast) and we'll aim to finish breakfast by 8.45am. Advance booking please to Isabel Carter (Tel 722296 or email:

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Day Trip to Middleton Lakes, Near Tamworth - Sunday 20th May.
"Beautiful and tranquil, Middleton Lakes is a mosaic of wetlands, meadows and woodland in the heart of the River Tame Valley. Several kilometres of trails lead visitors through a variety of rich habitats, alive with a variety of birds including grey herons, kingfishers and lapwings" (From the RSPB website)
We are planning to meet in the RSPB car park at 10.15am and then walk down to the Courtyard for toilets and a coffee and the back to the Reserve entrance for 11.00am. There are no facilities on site but Middleton Hall Courtyard, 270 yards away, is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Note: The car park for the Courtyard is accessed from over a mile further north on the A4091 but even though the two car parks are in sight of one another you cannot drive from one to the other as there is a short private road between the two. It is therefore important to park in the RSPB car park and walk to the Courtyard. Lunch will be available at the cafe here if required.
Directions: From junction 9 of the M42 go north on the A446 for about 1 mile and at the roundabout bear right onto the A4091. After just over another mile turn right into Bodymoor Heath Road and then shortly left into the Reserve and follow the signs for just over another mile, through the gravel workings, to the RSPB car park. RSPB national members can park free but there is a £3 charge for non-members. The grid reference is SP 194983. Distance from Church Stretton - 70 miles.
For more information please contact Trevor: 01746 785348 or 07940 959303:
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