A photograph of a Snipe

Andy Rouse/2020VISION

Wintering birds of Gowy Meadows


Gowy Meadows,

Thornton le Moors, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH2 4JH
Join local recorder Steve Holmes on a guided walk around Gowy Meadows, focussing on the wintering birds.

Event details

Meeting point

Lay-by at Thornton-le-Moors church, CH2 4HU


9:30- 14:30
A static map of Wintering birds of Gowy Meadows

About the event

A guided walk around our largest nature reserve looking for any species present, at this time of year the wintering birds are likely to dominate proceedings, but there's often something unexpected. Steve Holmes has been recording on the reserve for over 10 years and as a great general naturalist can switch effortlessly from birds to many insect genera and even the occasional plant! Expect to walk 3-5 km, but it's often slow going as Steve unearths huge numbers of species so some walks may overrun.




Suggested donation

Steve Holmes kindly gives his time freely, so all proceedings go directly to the management of Gowy Meadows

Additional booking information

Please book or you may be turned away, call to enquire about cancellations

Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Wheelchair access


Hearing loop


What to bring

Wellies, waterproofs, binoculars, lunch, drink

Parking information

Parking in public lay-by