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UK Day Trips Led by Expert Naturalists

As lockdown continues to ease, we are delighted to offer a series of Naturetrek Day Trips which will visit a wonderful selection of reserves and habitats across the country, each guided by one of our expert naturalist tour leaders. Meeting at around 9am, and exploring largely on foot until around 5pm, these trips are designed to spend a full day out in the fresh air, in search of a wide range of special UK wildlife.

Whether you have missed being able to enjoy natural history in the company of others this spring, or would like to explore a new area, or perhaps you simply wish to spend the day with an expert to learn more about your local wildlife, you will find yourself most welcome on one of our Naturetrek Day Trips this summer. Your leader will take you to the very best places to search for local wildlife, and will share their knowledge generously along the way.

 

How to Book

The price for all our Naturetrek Day Trips is £50 per person and payment is by debit card only. You can book online, or you are very welcome to book over the phone by calling us on 01962 733051. We are continuing to add additional departure dates for our fully booked Day Trips, and if you would like to be added to our wait list for any of these trips please just email info@naturetrek.co.uk (please include a contact telephone number).

Our Day Trips have been fully risk assessed, and all activities are carried out in line with UK government and industry Covid-19 guidance. In accordance with the guidelines for tourism and guided tours (please see the final bullet point of clause 2.2.2 here: government guidelines), we have set the maximum group size for our Day Trips between 5-7 guests, depending on the destination and day in question. We have also been certified as 'Good to Go'; the domestic tourism industry standard mark for Covid-19 protocols. Your safety is paramount, and we will be complying fully with UK government guidance throughout all of our Day Trips.

 

Joining Instructions for Day Trips

If you, or someone that you have been in close contact with, has displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to the Day Trip, or if you receive an alert from NHS Track and Trace, you MUST NOT JOIN the Day Trip. Please let us know in the Naturetrek office as soon as possible and we will be happy to refund you in full.

  • Upon booking we will email you with a designated meeting point and confirmed timings, along with contact details for your tour leader.
  • During some Day Trips we will each use our own vehicle to move the short distances in between sites (group transport is not provided).
  • Please do not bring your dog, or other pets, as they may disturb the wildlife!
  • Please bring your own lunch. On a couple of trips there may be the option to pre-book a takeaway pub lunch, or similar, in which case we will contact you with options beforehand.
  • Please bring plenty of water, snacks, hand sanitiser, sun cream, tissues, a sun hat, your own face mask (if you wish to wear one – this will not be compulsory as we will be out in the fresh air and wide open spaces throughout the day) along with anything else that you might need for the day. You will need to be able to carry everything yourself. Suitable footwear (walking shoes or walking boots) will be essential, along with sensible layers and waterproofs depending on the weather forecast.
  • Wherever possible, we will try to arrange comfort breaks during the day. More and more public toilets are opening now, but please be stringent with hygiene when using public facilities.
  • We ask you to respect minimum social distancing AT ALL TIMES (currently 2m where possible between households at the time of writing, but could be updated at any time). To help ensure this, we ask group members not to share optics, field guides or any other equipment.
  • Finally, please do share your photos and favourite sightings with us … during these strange times we all need a morale boost, and we love seeing your wildlife sightings! Tweet @naturetrektours, Instagram @naturetrek_wildlife_holidays or find us on facebook.com/naturetrekwildlifeholidays

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