Lincoln Local Group

Events

If you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 you MUST NOT attend any event.

You can download a printable version of the programme of events for 2022 Here and a booking form for the 2022 coach trips and holidays Here.

You do not need to be a member of the RSPB or have any great knowledge of birds to join our events, everyone is welcome. Coach outings and weekend holidays must be booked in advance. Nature reserve facilities are shown as follows: C = Café, H = Hides, NT = Nature Trail, S = Shop, VC = Visitor Centre, WC = Toilets.


August 2022

Sunday 7
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Sunday 14
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Titchwell Marsh. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £27. C, H, S, VC, WC. Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances this is a change of venue to that shown in the printed programme.


September 2022

Sunday 4
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING
Argentina to Antarctica - With Albatrosses by Steve Cale. Sponsored by Margaret Lunn in memory of her husband Vic Lunn. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 11
COACH TRIP
to NWT Cley Marsh. Autumn migration will be well underway at this time of the year. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £34. Price includes a £5 admission charge. C, H, VC, WC.


October 2022

Sunday 2
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING
Great British Birds by Ashley Grove. Sponsored by Shirley Warner in memory of her husband Peter Warner. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 16
COACH TRIP
to YWT Spurn Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £27. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 22
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Mike’s local patch. The final visit to see the wildlife at different seasons of the year. Meet at 2 pm in the Royal Oak car park, Brookside, Scopwick LN4 3PA.

Date TBA
NATIONAL AGM AND MEMBERS’ DAY.
See the winter issue of Nature’s Home magazine for date and time or contact RSPB HQ T: 01767 680551.


November 2022

Sunday 6
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Thursday 10
INDOOR MEETING
Point Pelée by Graham Catley. Sponsored by Just Audi VW. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 20
COACH TRIP
to NWT Idle Valley Nature Reserve for a good selection of woodland and water birds. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £17. C, H, VC, WC.


December 2022

Sunday 4
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING
End of the Year Show. Details available in September. Sponsored by Janette Marshall in memory of her parents, Eileen and John White. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 11
COACH TRIP
to Seven Trent Water Carsington Water, including a 3-course Christmas dinner. A great reserve and a great way to finish the year with a Christmas dinner. Leave Lincoln 8 am. We will depart for home after the 3 course Christmas dinner which will be served at 3.30 pm in the Mainsail Restaurant. Adults £46. Please note that the half-price introductory offer does not apply to this trip. C, H, WC.


Provisional Programme for 2023 (Information yet to be added)


January 2023

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING
Shetland: Britain's Northern Edge by Jack Perks. Sponsored by Carol Harvey in memory of her husband Alan Harvey. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 15 to Tuesday 17
THREE DAYS IN KENT
Visiting Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve, RSPB Dungeness and Pegwell Bay Country Park. The price of £170 in a double or twin room or £210 in a single room includes all coach travel from Lincoln and two nights half board at the Judd's Folly Hotel, Faversham. A deposit of £25 per person is required when booking. The balance is required four weeks before departure. Cancellation insurance is not included.


February 2023

Thursday 9
INDOOR MEETING
Exploring Iceland by Steve Magennis. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 26
COACH TRIP
to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Attenborough Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £19. C, H, VC, WC.


March 2023

Thursday 9
INDOOR MEETING
Dereliction to Tourist Hub: The Remarkable Story of RSPB Old Moor by Ian Rotherham. Sponsored by London Camera Exchange, Lincoln. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 26
COACH TRIP
to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £25. C, H, VC, WC.


April 2023

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING
The Great Florida Birding Trail by Chris Hall. Sponsored by Michael Carter Travel. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 23
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Fairburn Ings. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £20. C, H, VC, WC.


May 2023

Thursday 11
INDOOR MEETING
It's a Wonderful World - Look and You Will See: Guatemala, Goa, Gambia Galapagos by Mike Catchpole. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Monday 15 to Thursday 18
FOUR DAYS IN DORSET
visiting RSPB Radipole Lake, Portland Bill, RSPB Arne and Brownsea Island. The price of £340 in a double or twin roon or £415 in a single room includes all coach travel from Lincoln ferry crossing to Brownsea Island, landing fee and three nights half board at The Heights Hotel, Portland. A deposit of £25 per person is required when booking. The balance is required 4 weeks before departure. Cancellation insurance is not included.
Please Note: A lot of interest has been shown in this trip so please don't leave it too late to secure a place!

Sunday 21
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Coombes Valley. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £24. C, H, VC, WC.


June 2023

Sunday 11
COACH TRIP
to Paxton Pits. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £26. C, H, VC, WC.


July 2023

Sunday 9
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Lakenheath Fen. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £25. C, H, VC, WC.


August 2023

Sunday 13
COACH TRIP
to Rodley Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £23. C, H, VC, WC.


September 2023

Sunday 3
COACH TRIP
to Lackford Lakes. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £30. C, H, VC, WC.

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING
TBA . Sponsored by Margaret Lunn in memory of her husband Vic Lunn. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.


October 2023

Sunday 8
COACH TRIP
to Holkham and Wells. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £25. C, H, VC, WC.

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING
Beccy Speight, RSPB CEO . Sponsored by Shirley Warner in memory of her husband Peter Warner. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.


November 2023

Thursday 9
INDOOR MEETING
The Magic of Titchwell an Snettisham by Lizzie Bruce. Sponsored by Just Audi VW. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 12
COACH TRIP
to Tophill Low. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £24. C, H, VC, WC.


December 2023

Sunday 10
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Frampton Marsh. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £17. C, H, VC, WC.

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING
End of the Year Show. Details available in September. Sponsored by Janette Marshall in memory of her parents, Eileen and John White. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.


Programme Archive

Programmes from 2010 to the present year are available on Dropbox. You do not need a Dropbox account to view them.

To view a list of events from previous programmes since the Group's formation in 1974 click on the following link: Programme Archive If you are aware of any events missing from the list please let us know.

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