House tour and other RSPB events
Investigate a historical house and delve back in time to the Iron Age at the RSPB.
The wildlife charity has planned a host of events at its Sandy headquarters.
On Sunday (September 30) there will be tours around The Lodge house and its gardens with RSPB historian, Derek Niemann.
Now the society’s working offices, the house will open its doors for the day. Derek’s tours will begin at 11am and 1.30pm. There will also be experts on hand to show the special trees and plants that fill the organic gardens.
It costs £5 for adults, £4 for RSPB members and £3 for children. Under 12s and RSPB Wildlife Explorers get in free.
Booking is essential so call the Sandy base on 01767 680541.
On Thursday, October 4 there will be an optics demonstration from 10am to 4pm. An expert will be on hand to demonstrate the latest binoculars and telescopes. Try them out and view the birds as you do so. This event is free and based at The Lodge shop.
Discover the mysteries of the Iron Age hill fort with English Heritage’s David McComish on Sunday, October 7. Find out about the people who lived there more than 2,000 years ago and learn what historians know about the site.
It costs £4 for adults, £3 for RSPB members and children and £2 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers.
Finally on Sunday, October 14 you can wander around the hills and slopes that surround the Lafarge quarry. The land is managed by the RSPB so there is plenty of wildlife to be found there. Meet at The Lodge shop for an 11am start. The walk should finish at around 1pm.
Entry is £4 for adults, £3 for RSPB members and children and £2 for RSPB Wildlife Explorers.
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