Bittern Roost Watch

River Lee Country Park - Hooks Marsh
Bittern Roost Watch
River Lee Country Park - Hooks Marsh
Fishers Green Lane
Waltham Abbey

Sunday, 21 January 2018
15:45 - dark

Bittern Roost Watch

Join us to find out about these elusive birds and the work happening in the Lee Valley to conserve them. We may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an elusive Bittern coming into roost in the reed beds from the comfort of the Bittern Information Point.

This event is run as a part of the Hertfordshire Bittern Action Plan.  Events like this are taking place across the county to promote Bitterns and their conservation.

Please note the meeting point has changed for this event, we will now be meeting at Hooks Marsh car park. This is due to an unforeseen bridge closure at Fishers Green. There will be a 15 minute walk from the hide and back.

Please bring a torch with you as it will be dark by the time we get back to the car park.

Top tips

  • No experience of bird watching is necessary; staff and volunteers will be on hand to point out the birds

  • Please bring binoculars if you have them

  • Wrap up well, it can get chilly and there will be a certain amount of waiting around in the hide

Getting here

By car: Hooks Marsh car park is two miles north of Waltham Abbey on the B194 and just four miles from the M25

By train: the nearest station is Cheshunt, it is then a pleasant two miles walk through River Lee Country Park. Follow the signs to Lee Valley Park Farms

By bus: 250, 251 - 30 minutes walk through River Lee Country Park or 505, 555 stop in Holyfield Road 10 - 20 minute walk on busy road (no footpath)


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