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Activity Breaks & Holidays at The Outbuildings
Guided Wildlife Tour: The Best of Anglesey
Get to know the wildlife of Anglesey with the people who know it best on this three night break – spend two days exploring the rare and beautiful wildlife on the island which has the most spectacular coastline and explore hidden gems with guides Ken Croft (known as the ‘Birdman of Anglesey’!) and Kathy James before returning each afternoon to the comfort and warmth of the luxurious Outbuildings.
The aim is to offer experienced birders an introduction to Anglesey and beginners the skills and confidence they need to get more from their wildlife watching.
All tours are based on arrival on a Tuesday, departing on a Friday:
If you are unable to make any of the above dates, please let us know and we will always try to accommodate you.
Sample Itinerary (obviously, this varies considerably depending on the time of year)
Tuesday - Arrive
Relax by the fire with pre-dinner drinks before enjoying the first of your three-course dinners served in the Dining Room. Chef Francois Bernier will ensure that you sample the best local produce, lovingly prepared with a generous pinch of heartfelt passion!
Wednesday - Tour Day One
After a hearty breakfast, enjoyed round the large farmhouse table in the kitchen, Kathy & Ken will meet you at 9.30am to begin your day touring the best spots of the Island.
- - Your day will start by heading off to Holy Island on Anglesey's west coast, where you'll see migration in full swing. Wheatears, warblers and manx shearwaters fly by you in this stunning setting with its dramatic cliffs, flowering heath and blue seas.
- - At RSPB South Stack reserve you'll be looking for the arrival of the nesting puffins amongst the thriving seabird colony of guillemots and razorbills as well as the enigmatic and rare chough in the skies above.
- - You will be taken to Holy Island's migration hotspots to see if you can turn up a rarity and to observe the other birds as they settle in for spring. Not to mention a visit to see the breeding black guillemots (Anglesey being their most southerly breeding ground).
- - All this will be followed by a trip to RSPB Valley Wetlands where you'll search out singing reed and sedge warblers and get to grips with the wildfowl to be found there.
Thursday - Tour Day Two
After breakfast, you will be picked up at 9.30am for your second day's tour:
- - You'll start the day at the largest of Anglesey's fens, Cors Erddreiniog National Nature Reserve, where you will have more practise of warbler identification and keep your eyes peeled for marsh harriers and other birds of prey.
- - Next it's on to Penmon, over-looking Puffin Island where you'll see Eider (in one of the most southerly breeding locations) and look for other seabirds such as Kittiwake and Fulmar.
- - Inland you'll search for woodland species such as Jay, Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Great Spotted Woodpecker.
- - You will finish off on the west of the island at Malltraeth cob with waders galore.
Each day you will return to The Outbuildings around 4.00pm. A light afternoon tea will be waiting for you before dinner.
Friday - Departure
After another fine breakfast, we will say our farewells, and hopefully look forward to welcoming you to Anglesey & The Outbuildings again soon.
Based on two people sharing one of the individually furnished en-suite bedrooms or the Pink Hut, two full-day tours, a three-course dinner each evening and three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation (excluding lunches, wine and other drinks) the cost is £250 per person. £335 per person for single occupancy.
How to Book
To book please telephone 01248 430132 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.