Talks and Guided Walks

Talks

An important part of our work is to inspire and educate – helping people of all ages to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of nature. We offer a range of informative talks to local groups and organisations about Rutland Water Nature Reserve, our conservation projects, and the wildlife that thrives here.
Our presentations are given by experienced members of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve Team and range from a short 15-20 minute introductory talk (great to add to the beginning of a guided walk) to a more in depth presentation of an hour or more. Talks can take place at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, at one of our visitor centres or the Volunteer Training Centre, depending on the size of the group. Or, alternatively we can visit your venue.

A few of the variety of talks on offer include:

  • An Introduction To Rutland Water Nature Reserve
  • The Rutland Water Ospreys
  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s Water Vole Reintroduction Project
  • Bird Ringing and Monitoring
  • Artificial Sand Martin Banks

Talk Prices:

A group of up to 80 people: £70.00 + travel expenses*

A group of 80 or more: £125.00 + travel expenses*

*45p per mile. If the speaker is required to travel for more than 3 hours in total, a surcharge of £50.00 is required to cover travel and accommodation

100% of proceeds from all of our walks and talks contribute towards the charitable objectives of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

Full payment must be received to confirm the booking. If notice of cancellation is given 4 weeks or more before the event, 50% of the total cost will be refunded. If cancellation is made with less than 4 weeks’ notice, the event is non-refundable.

If you’re looking for a speaker or would like to know more about what’s on offer please get in touch with our Community Engagement Officer either by email (community@rutlandwater.org.uk) or call 01572720049.

Guided Walks

Groups wishing to receive a relaxed introduction to some of our very special wildlife can explore with the help of an experienced member of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve team.
Your guide will take you on a journey of nature discovery to see an amazing array of water birds and a host of other wildlife. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of the enigmatic water vole or see the flash of a kingfisher. The wildlife you see will depend on the weather and time of year, but we can guarantee a lovely walk in a beautiful location.

Price:

£120.00 for a group of up to 15 people for 2 hours. £40.00 for each additional hour thereafter.

Please note: access to the nature reserve is by permit only. The prices above are inclusive of a day permit which allows entry to both the Egleton and Lyndon areas of the reserve from dawn until dusk, and covers car parking at both visitor centres.

Full payment must be received to confirm the booking. If notice of cancellation is given 4 weeks or more before the event, 50% of the total cost will be refunded. If cancellation is made with less than 4 weeks’ notice, the event is non-refundable.
100% of proceeds from all of our walks and talks contribute towards the charitable objectives of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

For more information on organising a guided walk please get in touch with our Community Engagement Officer either by email (community@rutlandwater.org.uk) or call 01572720049.

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