Beginners' Birdwatching - Higham Hall

Bassenthwaite, Cumbria


Birdwatching is becoming an increasingly popular activity combing all the pleasures of the great outdoors with the birds and other wildlife which might be encountered there. Why not try it out over a couple of days in the glorious setting of Higham Hall.

How can you tell a Kestrel from a Sparrowhawk? What does the call of a Nuthatch sound like? Which binoculars should you choose and what is the best bird book? These, and other questions will be answered in this course, aimed at taking the newcomer to birdwatching through all the basics from elementary anatomy to behaviour and identification skills. Each day will be a mix of theory and practice, the emphasis being placed upon a relaxed and enjoyable course.

Next date to be announced
2 days (2 nights)

Accommodation for 2 nights, all meals from dinner on first night to lunch on final day, transport by minibus throughout event, course notes, services of tutor throughout.

Transport to and from Higham Hall, Insurance, all 'extras' such as drinks, telephone calls, newspapers.

Higham Hall is one of only a handful of independent residential colleges in the north of England providing a range of open learning experiences for adults.

Once people discover Higham they tend to return again and again, often for many years, such is the joy of simply spending intelligent time with like-minded people in such charismatic surroundings.

Higham’s main activity is now as an independent Educational Trust attracting around 3,000 adults each year on over  250 courses of lengths from half a day to up to a week. People come from Cumbria, the North of England, Scotland and further afield. No qualifications needed, just a desire to enjoy learning, and the warmest Cumbrian hospitality.

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