Monday, 29 April 2013

Nordic Walking

There are still a few places available on our Introduction to Nordic Walking session on Saturday 4th May, its a great chance to try out a new activity and see the beautiful woods, full of Spring flowers. It only costs £7 per person for 2 hours instruction, this includes pole hire.
To book or for more info e-mail chris.dunkerley@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 07948072075

Friday, 26 April 2013

Bird news

Its a beautiful day here on Wenlock Edge today, save for the odd shower which fortunately move through quite quickly, being replaced by blue skies, warm sunshine and bird song.
There was plenty of action on the feeders at the bird hide this morning and the breeding season is now under way. I managed to get a few photos too, which was a bonus.
Blue Tit
Greenfinch
Goldfinch (left), Greenfinch (centre), Great Tit (right)
Great Spotted Woodpecker
 
Migrant species now being heard here include, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap and i have just been told that Whitethroat have arrived in Shropshire so they should now be on site too. Chiffchaff can be heard everywhere, but to hear Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Whitethroat you need to look in scrubby areas such as the National Trust car park near Much Wenlock.
 



 

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Nordic Walking returns

Now that the worst of the weather seems to have passed and Spring looks like trying again we are giving people the chance to try out Nordic Walking on Wenlock Edge. On Saturday 4th May at 10am two instructors Martin and Sue will be on hand to teach people the basics and lead a Nordic walk through the woods. It is a great fitness activity that is suitable for people of all abilities and will be a great way to blow away any Winter cobwebs. The cost is just £7 and this includes pole hire and 2 hours of instruction and walking. I will also be joining in and will be able to answer any questions about the Edge and point out some interesting flora and fauna whilst we walk. Booking is essential as places are limited, to book either e-mail chris.dunkerley@nationaltrust.org.uk or call Chris on 07948072075