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Mistley

Stour Estuary walk, Mistley - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

The walk will follow part of the route described by Russell Leavett in ‘Self-guided Walks’ in the ‘Members Only’ section of our Website. At this time of the year estuary birds will be in good numbers, ranging from Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, through to Pintail and Brent Geese.

Stour Estuary walk, Mistley - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Stour Estuary walk, Mistley - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Time & Location

09 Mar 2024, 10:15 – 14:00

Mistley, High St, Mistley, Manningtree CO11 1HE, UK

About the Event

Saturday 9 March - Stour Estuary walk, Mistley (The Mistley Thorn hotel/swan basin) - Manningtree. 10.15am - 2pm. Weather dependent. We will meet at 10.15am on Mistley Quay, immediately below the station or The Mistley Thorn. Booking is essential on rleavett@btinternet.com or by ringing 01206 399059

This walk is aimed at users of public transport from Colchester. Bus 103 for Harwich leaves Colchester Stanwell Street at 09.30am arriving Mistley Thorn pub at 10.10am A train for Mistley station leaves Colchester North station at 09.47am arriving Mistley at 10.16am - remember to change at Manningtree! Frequent trains or buses are available back to Colcheter.

The walk will follow part of the route described by Russell Leavett in ‘Self-guided Walks’ in the ‘Members Only’ section of our Website. At this time of the year estuary birds will be in good numbers, ranging from Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, through to Pintail and Brent Geese. The mudflats should hold flocks of waders including Black-tailed Godwits, Knot, Grey Plovers and Dunlin amongst others. A great place to learn to identify wildfowl and waders.

The major part of this walk would be manageable even in a wheelchair or motorised buggy. If coming by car, park on the main road close to Mistley station. Toilets are available in Manningtree town Market Square, at the Co-op Supermarket and on the station at Manningtree. For further information and booking contact Russell Leavett on 01206 399059.

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