Summer Trips Out

Now that winter is here, we have time to view a great line up of excursions to try out our photography skills and have a little social time with other like-minded people.

More trips will be added including Cambridge, Yorkshire Moors, London etc so keep watching.

Bigger trips may include Dunkirk, Paris, Brussels and Barcelona

Wednesday 15th July - Titchwell Marsh Norfolk (PE31 8BB) and then on to Hunstanton

This trip takes in a nature reserve for those wanting some easy to obtain waterfowl and seabird images.  The site hosts many great hides and observation areas, and a nice cafe and toilets facility.  We aim to spend the morning there and then head on down into Hunstanton for some typical seaside images... and for those who are good on their feet, you can browse the tide line for some great images. 

I'm trying to obtain a minibus to save taking many cars, so I'll update you all in the coming week.

We aim to leave Newark for 7.30am and we will arrange the best place to meet.  If you can volunteer to drive, should we need to go in cars, then please let me know.  Those living Sleaford way, we can pick you up on 

Located on the north coast of Norfolk, between the villages of Titchwell and Thornham.

Titchwell Marsh is blessed with diverse habitats that include reedbeds, saltmarsh and freshwater lagoons where avocets, bearded tits and marsh harriers nest.

There's also a wide sandy beach here, which offers extensive views across The Wash. 

From inside one of the observation points

There lovely observation areas you can sit in, some are very modern and easy to sit in and to take some great images from.

Access for these are quite easy for all those with walking issues.There are toilets and a great value cafe at the reserve.

An easy walk leads from the car park through woodland glades to the Visitor Centre and Cafe.

From here, the West Bank path opens up to wild landscapes of saltmarsh, reedbeds and freshwater lagoons fed by a natural spring and on to Titchwell's vast and undeveloped beach.

The East Trail lends itself to quiet contemplation with outlooks across quiet pools full of wildlife.

Secluded seating set amidst vistas of wildflowers and yellow gorse affords views of raptors scoping reedbeds and marsh for prey.

From there we can head on into Hunstanton for some refreshments and enjoy a little coastal and typical English seaside images...

Hunstanton is a seaside town in Norfolk, England, with a population of 4,229 at the 2011 Census.

It faces west across The Wash, making it one of the few places on the east coast where the sun can be seen setting over the sea.

Hunstanton lies 102 miles north north-east of London and 40 miles north-west of Norwich.

Those more able can wander up the beach in search of some great photo opportunities below the tide line.

We aim to leave here around 5.00pm and head back to Newark

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