Events

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Events 2017
 
Sunday 9th April – The Lost Buildings of Lindisfarne
1st History Walk by Local Historian John Woodhurst
Time: 9.00-11.30 (2/2.5hrs) Location: Meet by the notice board at Chare Ends Car Park (Please wear Sturdy Footwear)
Local historian and volunteer warden John Woodhurst will take us on a tour of the “lost buildings” of Lindisfarne, many of them now mere lumps and bumps in the ground. Starting at Chare Ends we will look at the 19th century lime kilns, along with traces of other buildings related to the industry. Looking across to the buildings on the Snook, we will then visit Green Shiel, a 9th century Anglo-Saxon settlement, before returning to the 19th century with a look at Ness End limestone quarry.
THIS WALK IS FREE OF CHARGE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL – CALL 01289 381 470

Saturday 15th April - Lindisfarne NNR Easter Event
Time: Drop in anytime from 10.30-13.00 Location: Window on Wild Lindisfarne
Come along to the Window on Wild Lindisfarne for crafts and information about the wildlife on the Reserve during spring.
Sunday 16th April – St Cuthbert - Lindisfarne’s First Nature Warden
2nd History Walk by Local Historian John Woodhurst
Time: 10.00- 12.00(2hrs)  Location: Meet at Window on Wild Lindisfarne building on the Island (Please wear Sturdy Footwear)
St Cuthbert, revered as the patron saint of the North, spent much of his time on Lindisfarne, and as a hermit on the Farne Islands. Local historian and volunteer warden John Woodhurst will lead us on a walk around the Harbour, along the Heugh stopping to visit the Look-Out Tower, over the rocks to St Cuthbert’s Island, and back to St Mary’s Church via the “Sacred Corridor”.  The walk and talk will be interspersed with tales of Cuthbert’s involvement with animals and the natural world, in many ways making him Lindisfarne’s first nature warden.
THIS WALK IS FREE OF CHARGE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL – CALL 01289 381 470
Saturday 13th May – World Migratory Bird Day   
Time: Drop in anytime from 10.30-13.00 Location: Window on Wild Lindisfarne
World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated throughout the world and this year’s theme is “Their Future is Our Future”. Here at Lindisfarne NNR Spring is in full swing and we say farewell to the migratory birds that have made Lindisfarne NNR their home over the winter and hello to species like terns and swallows for the breeding season. Drop in for crafts, games and to learn about Lindisfarne NNR’s migratory birds.
 Saturday 20th May – Natura 2000 Day Guided Walk
Time: Drop in anytime from 13.00-15.00 Location: Window on Wild Lindisfarne
Stretching over 18 % of the EU’s land area and almost 6 % of its marine territory, Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. It offers a haven to Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats and Lindisfarne NNR is part of this network. This guided walk will take in some of the habitats and species.
 Saturday 8th July – Sensational Seals
Time: 10.00-12.00 Location: Lookout Tower on Holy Island (Drop in anytime)
With increasing numbers of seals hauling out on mud and sand flats of Lindisfarne NNR come along to a dedicated seal watch at the Look Out Tower on Holy Island (on the Heugh). Staff will be available with telescopes and binoculars to give you a better view of the seals on the sand and mudflats of the Reserve and be on hand to tell you more about these fascinating mammals.
Sunday 23rd July – Shorebird Celebration                     
Time: Drop in anytime from 9.30-12.00 Location: Window on Wild Lindisfarne
The 4th annual shorebird celebration - At this time of year it’s nearing the end of the breeding season for the Reserves shorebirds and to celebrate join us for a crafts and games.
 
 Saturday 5th August – The Lost Buildings of Lindisfarne
1st of 2 History Walk by Local Historian John Woodhurst
Time: 9.00-11.30  (2/2.5hrs) Location: Meet by the notice board at Chare Ends Car Park (Please wear Sturdy Footwear)
 
Local historian and volunteer warden John Woodhurst will take us on a tour of the “lost buildings” of Lindisfarne, many of them now mere lumps and bumps in the ground. Starting at Chare Ends we will look at the 19th century lime kilns, along with traces of other buildings related to the industry. Looking across to the buildings on the Snook, we will then visit Green Shiel, a 9th century Anglo-Saxon settlement, before returning to the 19th century with a look at Ness End limestone quarry.
THIS WALK IS FREE OF CHARGE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL – CALL 01289 381 470
 Saturday 12th August – St Cuthbert - Lindisfarne’s First Nature Warden
2nd of 2 History Walk by Local Historian John Woodhurst
Time: 10.30- 12.30 (2hrs)  Location: Meet at Window on Wild Lindisfarne building on the Island (Please wear Sturdy Footwear)
St Cuthbert, revered as the patron saint of the North, spent much of his time on Lindisfarne, and as a hermit on the Farne Islands. Local historian and volunteer warden John Woodhurst will lead us on a walk around the Harbour, along the Heugh stopping to visit the Look-Out Tower, over the rocks to St Cuthbert’s Island, and back to St Mary’s Church via the “Sacred Corridor”.  The walk and talk will be interspersed with tales of Cuthbert’s involvement with animals and the natural world, in many ways making him Lindisfarne’s first nature warden.
 
THIS WALK IS FREE OF CHARGE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL – CALL 01289 381 470
 

Sunday 13th  August – Sensational Seals
Time: 11.00-14.00 Location: Lookout Tower on Holy Island (Drop in anytime)

With increasing numbers of seals hauling out on mud and sand flats of Lindisfarne NNR come along to a dedicated seal watch at the Look Out Tower on Holy Island (on the Heugh). Staff will be available with telescopes and binoculars to give you a better view of the seals on the sand and mudflats of the Reserve and be on hand to tell you more about these fascinating mammals.
Saturday 26th August – Batty About Bats                     
Time: Drop in anytime from 11.00-14.00 Location: Window on Wild Lindisfarne
To celebrate national bat night we’ve put together an afternoon of activities to get you in the mood for some batty adventures. With bat related crafts, games and information.

Monday 18th September – Great British Beach Clean
Time: 9.00-11.30 Location: The Snook Carpark
A chance to help clear the Reserve of potentially harmful and unsightly litter whilst feeding into the national Beach Clean survey.
 
Migration Watch
 
Building on from our successful event last year Migration Watch is back – We have three events all focusing on the amazing bird migration stories of the Reserve. We’ve got crafts, bird watching events and information. Keep an eye on the blog and Facebook as events may be added closer to the time.
 
Sunday 15th October – Migration Watch  - Budle Bay Bird Watch
Time: Drop in any time from 10.00-13.00 Location: Budle Bay Pull In (North of Bamburgh)
To kick of our Migration Watch events we are hosting a drop in event at Budle Bay. We’ll give you the chance to take a closer look at waders and wildfowl as they are pushed up Budle Bay by the incoming tide. This proved an extremely popular event last year with highlights from last year being great views of peregrine, grey plovers and geese. Telescopes and binoculars will be available to borrow. 
Wednesday 18th October – Migration Watch – Fenham-le-Moor hide Goose and Wader Watch  
Time: Drop in any time from 10.00-12.00 Location: Fenham-le-Moor Hide
The second of our Migration Watch events allows you to be a warden for a couple of hours and help staff observe the amazing spectacle of Lindisfarne NNR’s geese and waders.  Binoculars and telescopes will be available to use. 
Saturday 21st October – Migration Watch  - Autumn Migration - crafts and fun!
Time: Drop in any time from 10.00-13.00 Location: Window on Wild Lindisfarne
To conclude our Migration Watch week there will be crafts and information at the Window on Wild Lindisfarne. A culmination of the week’s events you can learn about migration through games and crafts.
Sunday 29th  October  Halloween
Time: Drop in any time 12.30-14.30 Location: Window on Wild Lindisfarne
Join us for a spooky Halloween at Lindisfarne NNR. There will be crafts and activities looking at the beasties commonly associated with Halloween 
 
 
 
For all events - Please wear suitable footwear and be prepared for all weather. Children must be accompanied and dogs on short leads welcome. Places are limited for some events so booking is essential. Please check in advance if the event is still going ahead. For any more details or to book please get in contact.
 
More events may be added throughout the year. Keep up to date by visiting our blog at Facebook.  Events may have to be cancelled at short notice due to inclement weather. If you need to cancel your place on a booked event, please call or email us to cancel.
Contact:
mhairi.maclauchlan@naturalengland.org.uk or telephone 01289 381470.
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