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Dartmoor Dawn Chorus Walk - Sold out

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Join us for a walk from dark to dawn through the extraordinary soundscape of the waking chorus of birds. Yarner Woods is a bird haven so we hope to hear, and possibly see redstart, pied flycatcher, wood warbler, blackbird, song thrush, mistle thrush, great spotted woodpecker, raven, jay, blackcap, and many many more. If we are lucky, we may even here the pre-dawn churring of nightjar.

Yarner Woods are part of the East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths National Nature Reserve managed by Natural England. Dominated by the internationally important western oakwood, there are also birch, scots pine, beech, and larch. 
Take a look at their Blog - http://eastdartmoorwoods.org/ and website
www.naturalengland.org.uk/

Emma Cunis of Dartmoor’s Daughter creates walks and nature-connection experiences that invite a deeper connection with our bodies, communities, and the landscape we live in.

Tony Whitehead has had a lifelong interest in birds and wildlife. He has worked for RSPB for over twenty years in a variety of roles from managing nature reserves, running environmental educations projects to managing the charity's communications in the south west. His passion is for the sounds of birds and how people can be encouraged to connect to nature through listening to and learning the 'language' of wildlife. Tony also runs the field recording label Very Quiet Records http://veryquietrecords.bandcamp.com/


Tickets

For this event we ask, in the spirit of the same generosity of this landscape and it's wildlife, that you pay what you decide. We will donate 10% of the takings to Natural England towards the use of site.

Group size is limited to ensure enjoyment for all, so pre-booking is essential. Please email info@dartmoorsdaughter.com to reserve your places - you will receive a confirmation if there is space available.


Further Information

Time: 3.15am for 3.30am walking start. Finish at 8am.

Where to meet: SX 78219 79303
Directions - By car from Bovey Tracey take the B3387 to Manaton (don’t left fork to Haytor). After about 1.5 miles, you will see the Yarner Wood car park signs on the left. Continue up to the top of the hill over the cattle grids. At the top you will see a car park on your right. Ignore this one and carry on to the second carpark on your right. 

Car parking is limited so we encourage car sharing. Please let us know if you can offer or need a lift.

Level: 1 out of 5. We will walk on well-maintained paths for 1-2 miles with some hill walking required. You will need to be comfortable walking in the dark with no/limited light - we want to create as little disturbance as possible for the birds and wildlife in the woodland.

What to wear/bring: Plenty of warm layers including hat & gloves; waterproof hat & trousers (whatever the forecast); binoculars if you have them; red lamp torches only please (we will mainly be walking in the dark so our eyes adjust); walking poles if you use them; drinks/flask and picnic breakfast/snacks. 

Sorry no dogs.

Cost & Booking: For this event we ask, in the spirit of the same generosity of this landscape and it's wildlife, that you pay what you decide. We will donate 10% of the takings to Natural England towards the use of site.

Group size is limited to ensure enjoyment for all, so pre-booking is essential. Please email info@dartmoorsdaughter.com to reserve your places - you will receive a confirmation if there is space available.

Cancellations: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. It will only be postponed in the event of dangerous weather. Please check your emails 12-24 hours prior. 

Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.

(Photograph by Vasaparrot)