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Outing to Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Event info

Welney, in Norfolk, takes in 1,000 acres of the northernmost part of the Ouse Washes – Britain’s largest area of seasonally flooded land and provides habitat for the winter gatherings of many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans.

We will meet in the cafe at 10am for a coffee and a discussion of the day. If available, we will book the photography area in the basement of the main hide so you can photograph at the bird's level. 

Entrance costs:

FREE FOR WWWT MEMBERS

Ticket With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adult £8.90 £8.09
Concession (65+, disabled, full-time student and unemployed) £7.60 £6.90

 You can book online and get 10% off or we may get a group rate if sufficient people show an interest in the trip. Please use the Booking button 

Included activities

Swans feeds and Fly In. The swans are fed three times a day at 12 noon and 3.30 pm encouraging movement of the wildfowl for flight shots. At dusk, large number of swans return from the fields where they have been feeding during the day to roost on the washes. If we are lucky with the weather, this can resullt in atmospheric flight shots. At 6.30 pm the swans are fed by floodlight, again a magical experience.

Hare Walks. On Saturday afternoons between 2 and 3pm, the WWT centre runs Hare walks. These are free with your admission but must be prebooked with the centre - books up quickly.

Separate Booking Event if you wish (does fill up quickly) - see website for full details

Swans Awake On February 15th there is a Swans Awake  between 6am - 9am

Cost: adults £12, children £5 (optional breakfast, £8.60 for a cooked breakfast or £4.35 for a lighter butty breakfast)

The haunting landscape of the Fens fills with the sound of swans calling to one another, their large feet slapping the water as they take off and their wing beats as they pass over head.

If you wish to travel on the Friday and stay overnight, the Travelodge at Ely is very convenient. Let me know if you are thinking of staying a night as an outing across to Wicken and Burwell Fen could be productive for Owls and Harriers at dusk on the Friday (or the Saturday).

 

NO FEE FOR EVENT IN ADDITION TO WWT ENTRANCE BUT PLEASE BOOK A PLACE SO WE CAN GET DISCOUNTS ETC

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Event Organiser

Name
Ann Miles

Location

Venue Information

Cafe, toilet, small museum, 6  Hides including heated observation room.

Address

Welney Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust

Hundred Foot Bank

Welney

Norfolk

Nr Ely

PE14 9TN