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Guided bird walk- Knettishall

November 12, 2022 9:30am-11:30am Knettishall, IP22 2TQ

Guided bird walk- Knettishall

Join bird experts from the British Trust for Ornithology for a birdwatching walk exploring Knettishall Heath and airfield.

Take part in a FREE 2.5-hour guided birdwatching walk, led by experts Jenny Donelan and Nick Moran. On this walk, you will explore a range of habitats including heathland, woods, and farmland. From winter flocks of woodland birds, to finches, buntings, larks, and pipits, what will you discover?

Knettishall Heath is an iconic Brecks landscape. It has a diverse mosaic of habitats including woodland and riverside meadows, as well as large areas of heath. It has a diverse range of wildlife including rare species. Suffolk Wildlife Trust, one of our BFER partners, protects much of the site. On this guided walk, you will explore Knettishall Heath, as well as the site of a former World War II airfield.

The Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme (BFER), is hosting this event in collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology. BFER is made possible by the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to players of the National Lottery.


Key Information

Guided bird walk- Knettishall

Beginners are welcome

Date: Saturday 12th November

Time: 9.30am-12pm

Cost: This event is free of charge. 

Please book if you wish to attend. Book your free ticket HERE

(There is a limited capacity and so please only book if you are expecting to attend).


Total distance: 3 miles / 5 km

Where: Knettishall Heath (You will receive detailed joining instructions via email upon booking)
Terrain: Fairly flat footpaths and hard tracks
Please note that the paths are uneven in places, and can be muddy after rain. If your mobility is impaired, please contact BTO in advance so that suitable access can be arranged:

Equipment and facilities: No equipment is required, however if you have binoculars, please bring them. The leader will bring a telescope. There are no hides so please wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. There is a toilet at the Suffolk Wildlife Trust carpark but no other facilities on the route.


If you have any questions about the event please email