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Walk and talk – Dawn chorus

April 22 @ 4:45 am - 7:30 am

£14.00 – £26.00

A sunrise exploration of the arboretum to see, hear & identify some of our most tuneful residents during the dawn chorus.

Join us on a fantastic sunrise journey of discovery at Tortworth Forest Centre this Spring.

Explore the tranquil magic of the arboretum in the pre-dawn, then marvel as the forest comes to life. Expand your knowledge on the different species of birds as we learn to recognise them by their song, flight patterns and silhouettes.

This informative walk will begin in our handcrafted Round House, with an introduction to the characteristics of the different species who make their home here.

You will then explore the arboretum on a leisurely paced walk led by our Bristol based expert, Matt Brierley, learning some great facts about birds.

We’ll finish back at the Round House fire so you can warm your cockles with a hot beverage before heading home to share your new found knowledge with friends and family!

Stay overnight!

Enjoy the slightly more muted, but equally beautiful, Dusk chorus on Friday 21st April with our Camping Ticket. Bring your own dinner to cook over the fire before sleeping under the stars surrounded by our stunning ancient tree collection. Limited number available. Advanced booking essential.

Planning your visit:

  • This event is weather dependant
  • Meet by 4.45 for a 5am start.
  • Due to the natural pathways the site is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues, and only suitable for off-road buggies
  • With this in mind most of our pathways can be slippery and muddy at times. Please wear appropriate footwear
  • We encourage car sharing as there is limited parking on our lane
  • We have a compost loo on-site
  • There is no running water or electricity here
  • Please take all your rubbish with you
  • Well behaved dogs welcome on leads
  • This event will last between an hour and a half to two hours
  • Bring binoculars, camera and your breakfast!

Please find detailed information about how to find us, and more information to help you plan your visits here.

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April 22
4:45 am - 7:30 am
£14.00 – £26.00
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Tortworth Forest Centre
Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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Tortworth Forest Centre


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Adult - with camping
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This ticket is for anyone who considers themselves unwaged, children, Friends of Tortworth, and those who have volunteered with us in the last 12 months.
Concessions with camping
This ticket is for anyone who considers themselves unwaged, children, Friends of Tortworth, and those who have volunteered with us in the last 12 months.