National Marine Week: Sat 27 Jul - Sun 11 Aug 2013

National Marine Week

National Marine Week is the time to celebrate UK seas! Spend happy afternoons exploring rockpools, be dazzled out snorkelling by a chance encounter with a ballen wrasse or simply be amazed by the sight of mullet from the end of a pier.

All around our coasts, The Wildlife Trusts' staff and volunteers will be sharing their knowledge, showcasing our marine environment and enthusing about the awe-inspiring homes and feeding grounds it offers to countless species of creature. 

So, whether you want to find out more about minke whales or molluscs, velvet swimming crabs or strawberry anemones, breadcumb sponges or butterfish, and seals or sea birds, take a look at events where you can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the sea and learn more about its riches:

  • Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Brampton Mill, Bromholme Lane, off Huntingdon Road Nr Brampton, Huntingdon: The walk will be led by Pat Doody, an expert on the site
  • Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Fancott Woods & Meadows, Luton Road, Fancott, Nr Toddington,: We will be taken around by volunteer warden Barrie Hicks
  • Wednesday, 1 July 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    College Lake near Tring: This is a full day visit to this fabulous reserve run by Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust. Owain Hegarty will lead the morning session
  • Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Biggleswade Common, Biggleswade: The walk will be led by Gerry Lawrence
  • Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    West Wood, Nr Sholdrop, Rushden: We hope to see plenty of different butterflies as we will be led by Wilf Powell who is a real expert on the topic.
  • Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Cople Pits, Nr Willington: We will be taken round by Steve Halton