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, 5 November 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Salcey Forest, Near Eakley,: Chris Wedge will lead the walk organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: an illustrated talk by Henry Stanier organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Hinchingbrooke Country Park Brampton Road, Huntingdon: Walk organised by Bedford Local Group and will be followed by their annual Christmas lunch at Brampton Garden Centre
  • Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: an illustrated talk by Marion Hession organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Ouzel Valley Park, Milton Keynes: Walk organised by Bedford Local Group and led by Marion Hession
  • Wednesday, 14 January 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: Rebecca Pitman will give an illustrated talk on this, one of our newest reserves. Talk organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 4 February 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Amptil Park, Woburn Street, Amptil: Walk organised by Bedford Local Group and led by Gary Quilter
  • Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: an illustrated talk given by Pat Doody on coastal habitats organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Broom Gravel Pits, Kings Road, Broom,: Walk organised by Bedford Local Group and led by John Tomlin and Pete Soper
  • Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: an illustrated talk given by Gwen Hitchcock organised by Bedford Local Group