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Active Traveller - Norfolk - Birds Galore!

Active Traveller - Norfolk - Birds Galore!

Mon 9 Apr 2018: A 5 day escorted coach holiday to Norfolk, a specialist Bird Watching Tour with door to door pick up with Johnsons Coaches

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New Birdwatching & Wildlife Breaks with Ashley Grove

Brand new for 2018, will be a collection of trips, which we know will suit many of our regular travellers. While changing nothing in terms of the quality of service, accommodation and food you have come to expect from Johnsons, we will be adding the expert skills of guide Ashley Grove, who will help you get so much more from the rich wildlife locations we will visit.

Warwickshire born Ashley has formed a career from a combination of his expert knowledge of Birds in particular and his warm approachable personality. He leads Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography tours not only in the UK, but further afield in Europe, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.


All tours escorted throughout by Ashley 

Where facilities allow, these breaks will include an evening talk by Ashley, who is a recommended speaker by the RSPB and Royal Horticultural Society. Each of Ashley’s informative talks are illustrated with images from his stunning wildlife portfolio and punctuated with entertaining anecdotes of his experiences in the field.

We are excited to welcome Ashley to the team and be able to offer these trips to what we already offer and we look forward to developing this programme further in the coming years.



Our first trip, to the North Norfolk Coast in April, will coincide with the arrival of migrant birds which breed in the British Isles. However, with the many resident birds this also has to offer and some wintering birds, which leave a little later, we could ‘clock-up’ close to 100 species.

The North Norfolk coastline is one of the most bird rich areas in the UK. This time of year, at top sights like Titchwell RSPB reserve, we will see late overwintering birds like Brent Geese, but also the arrival of UK breeding bird species, joining our residents, which could mean us seeing 100 different birds on this break. Special birds we hope to see include Avocets, Bearded Tits, Marsh Harriers and the illusive Bittern.


Your Holiday Includes


Door to Door Service

Our own courier service

4 nights half board

Titchwell RSPB

Broads cruise

Seal cruise & Cley Marshes


Not included:

All lunches



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Titchwell RSPB

Thousands of migrating birds pass through Titchwell in the spring, giving you an unrivalled opportunity to see many species of ducks, waders, seabirds and geese. As the days lengthen again, some birds like curlews are already departing north, whilst others such as wheatear and sand martin are arriving from Africa. Titchwell Marsh is, not surprisingly, one of The RSPB's most popular reserves from sandy beaches to lagoons and reedbeds - it's all here! See the magnificent Marsh Harriers soar overhead! Something for everyone!

Broads Cruise

What better way to discover the Broads National Park than by joining Broads Tours for a scheduled river trip. All trips include an entertaining live commentary; your skipper will explain the origins of the Broads as he points out the sights of interest including the abundance of wildlife. Light refreshments, licensed bar and toilet facilities are available on all river trips.

Seal Cruise

& Cley Norfolk Wildlife Trust - We take a boat trip to see the seals in their natural environment basking on Blakeney Point. Later we visit Cley Marshes (Norfolk Wildlife Trust). Perched on the north Norfolk coast, NWT Cley Marshes has a well-deserved reputation as one of the UK's best bird watching sites. The pools and scrapes attract water birds in their thousands, and no matter what the season, there is always something to see.

Your Hotel


4* Dales Country House Hotel, Upper Sheringham

Dales Country House is a superb Grade II listed building situated in extensive landscaped grounds on the edge of Sheringham Park. The attractive public rooms are full of original character; they include a choice of lounges as well as an intimate restaurant and a cosy lounge bar. 21 spacious bedrooms are individually decorated with co-ordinated soft furnishings and many thoughtful touches.                  


Mobility Grade:  3 – Locality fairly level with a lift to all floors plus 5 ground floor rooms.


Hotel Facilities:

  • Restaurant

  • Lounge

  • Bar                

  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Tour

Mon 9 Apr – Fri 13 Apr 2018



Tour Departs:10.30am

Tour Returns: 4.00pm

Times are approximate




Single Room: £80

Holiday Insurance: £24.50 (IPT included)

Reductions available for RSPB Members & Members of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


What to Bring


On all Tours we will spend time outdoors regardless of the weather. Please bring sensible clothing and wear strong shoes or boots, as it can be wet and muddy. Our Active Traveller Holiday Itineraries often include walks which may be up to 1 – 1.5 miles long over uneven ground which may prove challenging for those customers with reduced and limited mobility.

What else could you bring? Binoculars are recommended and you may wish to bring a small bird guide book to help with identification or a compact digital camera but this is entirely up to you!


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Liveridge House, Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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