Wren photo: Richard Tyler
There are several walks Dawn Chorus walks coming up around the Cotswolds soon.
On Sat 25th April, Arthur Ball leads a group round Batsford Arboretum (near Moreton-in-Marsh). It starts at 4a.m and finishes up in the cafe. Price £12, details here.
The next Saturday (2nd May) the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have a more relaxed start time of 7a.m. Andy Lewis leads the ‘Birds and Breakfast’ walk from their offices at the Old Prison, Northleach, with a full English breakfast at their Cotswold Lion Cafe included in the £9.
The National Trust gardens at Hidcote Manor (near Chipping Campden) have a walk starting at 5am on Sun 3rd May led by Andy Warren, with breakfast afterwards for £10.
Also on Sun 3rd May the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are running one starting at 4:30a.m at Whelford Pools in the Cotswold Water Park near Lechlade, price £5, and others at their headquarters at Robinswood Hill in Gloucester and their Lower Woods reserve in South Gloucestershire.
Set your alarm clocks!