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Date
07.07.18
Start time
12:00
End time
14:30
Morston Quay, Norfolk, UK NR25 7BH
East Anglia branch

This event is now fully booked


A Blakeney Seal Trip with Beans Boat Trips and a Guided Tour of Blakeney Point by National Trust wardens.


A custom Beans Boats ferry leaving from Morston Quay, will traverse Morston Creek and out into Blakeney Harbour, while the crew will provide local information. The colony of approximately 500 Common Seals and Grey Seals are usually found on the sandbanks at the far end of Blakeney Point. Common seals have their young between June and August, so their numbers will be plentiful during our visit.

After seeing the seals, the ferry will land at Blakeney Point, one of the most important sites for migrating birds in Europe, for a one hour tour by The National Trust. Blakeney Point is a long shingle spit which provides habitats for a number of specialist plant species such as Sea Campion, Sea Lavender, Sea Beet as well as some rarer species. The National Trust took over the Point in 1912 and it is now an international breeding ground for many migrant birds. Its most popular summer visitors are the Terns - mainly Common, Sandwich and Little Terns and, quite often, also Arctic Terns. Other shorebirds that will be found include: Oyster Catcher, Ringed Plover, Turnstone, and Dunlin.

The boat will then return to Morston Quay.

Cost

RSB members: £5
Non-members: £8

Bookings

Places are limited to 28 and bookings are essential via the link above. Bookings will close on 30th June 2018.
Cancellation policy: Full refund for cancellations before 7th June 2018. No refunds for cancellations from 7th June onwards.

Directions

The small village of Morston is situated along the A149 coast road between Blakeney and Wells-next-the-Sea. It is well signposted and is easily accessible. The quay at the bottom of Morston lane provides ample car parking (free to National Trust members) also toilets and a small café.

Contact

For event enquiries, please contact the organiser, Natalie Lamb or for specific questions about the boat trip contact Beans Boat Trips 01263 740 505. Please direct booking or website queries to the RSB regions team at regions@rsb.org.uk or on 020 7685 2569.

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