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Norfolk in Winter

Tour Code: GBR04

A winter birdwatching weekend exploring the wetlands of Norfolk, including a visit to the county's premier raptor spot.

3 days from £295(flights not included) Land Only Price: £0 SRS: £55


Norfolk is widely acknowledged as England’s foremost ‘birding county’, and late autumn/early winter is a particularly exciting time to visit. In November, Norfolk’s extensive wetlands are teeming with large flocks of migrant geese, huge numbers of duck and most of the country’s wild swans. On this short break we’ll spend time watching these as well as some of Britain’s largest concentrations of waders. Norfolk also has some of the country’s more unusual winter visitors such as Slavonian Grebe. We’ll spend an evening at Norfolk’s premier raptor spot in search of Sparrowhawk, Short-eared and Barn Owls among other species.

  • Red-throated
  • Brent Geese, Wigeon & Pintail, plus Common Crane possible
  • Visit Cley, Titchwell & saltmarshes around Blakeney
  • Sea-ducks such as Long-tailed, grebes &
  • Look for rare wintering passerines – Shorelark, Twite, Snow & Lapland Buntings
  • Merlin, Marsh & Hen Harriers all in the air together, with luck!
  • Up to 6,000 Whooper Swans, plus a few hundred Bewick’s at Welney
  • Bearded Tit, Golden Plover & Ruff
  • Led by expert naturalist guide

Food

Breakfast and evening meals included. Allow around £10 per day for a pub lunch.

Accommodation

Comfortable guesthouse in Hunstanton. Rooms with private facilities.

Long-tailed Duck (Paul Marshall)

Long-tailed Duck (Paul Marshall)

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Meet in Wells-next-the-Sea early evening

Day 2 Cley Marshes and Norfolk Broads

Day 3 RSPB Reserve Titchwell, Ouse Washes & Welney Reserve. Depart for home early evening

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D.S.
Worcestershire
These short break holidays are excellent, particularly when, as in Norfolk, we had very pleasant sunlit conditions and good leadership. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Mr & Mrs S.
Surrey
Simon was an excellent tour leader - patient, organised and very helpful. We really appreciated all the locations he knew about and took us to. Hotel was nice and very friendly. Very helpful Naturetrek staff in the office and on tour. We'll be choosing another Naturetrek holiday soon.
J.F.
London
The birds seen were wonderful and Tom was an excellent guide with phenomenal knowledge. I learned a great deal over the weekend. Very nice accommodation and food.
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Fri 3rd November 2017 - Sun 5th November 2017

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Fri 2nd November 2018 - Sun 4th November 2018

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£295

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These short break holidays are excellent, particularly when, as in Norfolk, we had very pleasant sunlit conditions and good leadership. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
D.S., Worcestershire