We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Walks can once again take place in England, Scotland and Wales, and will be run in accordance with local regulations. In most cases our walks will allow for a maximum of 30 participants, although a lower limit may be in place following an event's risk assessment. All walks require every participant to pre-book via the website.
This is primarily a walk to see the local wildlife, as the RSPB reserve at Otmoor is one of the best in central England. Although only 7 miles from the centre of Oxford, the reserve feels quite remote and far from civilisation as it has changed very little in hundreds of years. Birdlife should include breeding wildfowl, waders, warblers, with a very good chance of something more unusual such as Marsh Harriers, Bittern and Crane. Red Kites are very frequent here as are Buzzards.
If you have binoculars, please bring them, but this is not essential as you will get a flavour of this wonderful reserve just by keeping your eyes and ears open.
There will be a guide who will explain what you can expect to see and hear depending on the weather, and will try to ensure that everyone sees something interesting during the walk. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, as the walk will cater for complete beginners as well as more experienced naturalists.
Terrain / Difficulty
Easy walk but can be muddy so boots recommended