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By Libby, Mar 25 2019 12:07PM

Dear Wildlifers,

You will recall that Michael Strand of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust agreed, when he presented the National Broads Reserve talk, to arrange for us a guided tour of Carlton Marshes to illustrate the content of his talk before the great transformations.


Michael has arranged the following itinerary:

9.30 - start walk from Carlton Marshes car park, Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville

NR33 8HU with Trust staff and voluntees.


11.00 - ferry across to WRC for tea/biscuits


1.45 - Board Waveney Princess with commentary back to Oulton Broad


12.15 - disembark boat and walk back to Carlton Marshes


12.45 - tea/coffee in centre - we are welcome to picnic at the centre on return Walk - the walk is on easy flat ground and no more than 2 miles distance. There are a few steps and boarding of the ferry and boat to negotiate. It is not suitable for wheelchair users unfortunately.


Cost - £20 per person. Includes: Waveney Princess - £11; Ferry £3; refreshments x2

£4 and donation to SWT £2.


The costs are the same as if you were travelling independently but we have the benefit of an organised trip and guided commentary.


Description : The Grand Carlton Tour navigates through the Suffolk Broads Landscape on land and by boat. A gentle walk across the developing Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve with time to spot wildlife. A short ferry ride across the River Waveney for refreshments before embarking on the Waveney Princess where the top deck provides extensive views across the Waveney Valley as the boat winds its way back to Oulton Broad. The final leg of the morning entails a walk along the river path back to the Carlton Centre, where you are welcome to stay and eat a packed lunch.


It will be a great day I am sure.


Please do let me know whether you would like to take part in this lovely opportunity as soon as possible preferably within the next two weeks by 5th April so that I can get some idea of numbers. Priority to members but do invite family and friends.


Car Share: we can arrange this but please let me know whether you have car space orwould like to travel as passenger. Travel by rail also another possibility as the train station is close to the reserve.


Linda, Coordinator of Waldringfield Wildlife Group





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