POSTPONED because of Covid-19 restrictions: Avebury And Barbery Castle Near Swindon
January 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
POSTPONED because of Covid-19 restrictions
Because of Covid-19 walks are for members only, are limited to 5 members plus the leader, and must be booked in advance with the leader whose contact details are in the newsletter and programme circulated to members in November 2020. With two leaders there is room for 10 members, five with each leader
NB while Barbery Castle remains in Tier 4 the field trip will not include this part of the itinerary.
Leaders: Lucy Starling (see Jan 3 for contact details in the newsletter) and Glen Maddison
Meet: 10:00 in National Trust car park sign-posted off A4361. GR SU099695 Explorer 157. SATNAV SN8 1RD Free parking for NT members.
Finish: Approx 13:00 in Avebury or 16:45 Barbury Castle
Focus: Farmland/downland birds including Tree Sparrow, Corn Bunting and raptors including Red Kite. Possibility of Short-eared Owl. Also Brown Hare.
Description: walk from car park into village and up sloping track/footpath towards Fyfield Down. At Barbury Castle, walking sloping footpaths/tracks but likely many birds can be seen from or very close to car parking area. Barbury Castle is an Iron Age fort and high exposed site. Dress with layers of warm clothing, waterproofs and stout walking boots. Walking pole may be helpful.
Informative website: www.swindon.gov.uk