This winter during December the RSPB is inviting people to enjoy the peace and quiet of a Devon beauty spot in the company of birds and wildlife.
Working together, the RSPB and The Fremington Quay cafe will show people the fantastic wildlife that can be found along the tranquil banks of the river Taw.
Fremington Quay, a site of historical importance lies on the river Taw between Barnstaple and Bideford. Working with the RSPB, the cafe's owners are hoping to bring people closer to wildlife by running an RSPB guided walk each Monday morning, during the first three weeks of December.
Paul Duffy, the owner of The Fremington Café said, "We're pleased to be able to offer people a way of exploring this beautiful part of Devon. We often hear tales from walkers who are astounded by the variety of wildlife they see every day, and we hope these walks will give people new ways to discover the wildlife on their doorstep.
John Wrigglesworth from the RSPB said; "The Taw estuary is one of my favourite places to watch birds, and other wildlife during the winter months. These walks are designed to introduce new people to the pleasures of bird watching. Everyone will be made very welcome. "
The walks are on Monday the 12th and 19th December. We plan to meet inside The Fremington Cafe from 10.30 am. There will be a fee of £5 per person, but that includes a nice warming tea, or coffee, before we set off. The circular walks begin at 11 a.m. and lasts approximately one and a half hours, covering a distance of no more than two miles, over relatively flat ground. Please wear sensible footwear, and have wet weather gear. A decision will be made the day before should the weather looks particularly bad. If in any doubt, please phone The Fremington Café on 01271 268720 for confirmation that the walk will take place as planned. Sorry no dogs. Don't forget your binoculars, if you have them!