Who are they aimed at?
If you belong to a group or club that would like a fun and interesting guided walks on an environmental or historical topic then just contact John at APW. Families and groups of friends can be easily catered for. You just say what you want and John will organise it.
What would they involve?
Walks can be offered on almost any parks, countryside or wildlife topic or just on a site of your choosing. You choose the time that is convenient for you in a site of your choice. You can bring as many people as you like. The most John has ever taken on a guided walk was 170 and that was on bats in the evening. The ideal group is somewhere between 10 and 20 people. Well behaved children are welcomed. If the group has any particular interests then, if John knows in advance, he can tailor the walk to suit.
Guided walk experience
John at APW has years of experience in giving guided walks, probably numbering into the thousands. The type of group has varied from a specialist wildlife group to just intererested residents and local people.
In addition to outdoor guided walks John also gives conduicted tours of historic buildings as a volunteer himself. Most of these are at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. A tudor house built in 1548 and brimming with objects and stories to amuse and fascinate.
Some examples of guided walks
A few examples are:
- Managing woodland and it‘s wildlife
- What makes a meadow buzz with wildlife
- Pond dipping for grown-ups
- Introduction to insects and their diversity
- Family pond dipping
- Local history
What is the cost?
There is a flat charge of £50 providing it is in the Ipswich area. If further afield then there is an additional travel expense charge but this is always kept to a minimum.