Nature Walks for 2023 Edit

Sam is absolutely delighted to have been invited to lead more nature walks on behalf of Berwickshire Marine Reserve in 2023.

Confirmed dates so far are:

Wednesday April 5th at 10:00

Wednesday April 19th at 18:00

We will be meeting outside St Abbs Old School Cafe, TD14 5PH, before walking around the St Abbs nature reserve. The highlights in April will be the nesting seabirds such as guillemot, razorbill, kittiwake, fulmar and shag. Inland we are likely to see resident birds such as stonechat and yellowhammer and the summer visitors such as swallows, wheatear and various warblers should be returning. We will also be looking out for early flowering wild flowers and early flying insects. I have written up the following reports of walks around St Abbs Head in 2022:

To find out more about what to expect read my blogs from 2022, “Guided Walk at St Abbs Head in May” and “St Abbs Head in June a Guided Walk”.

The walks are likely to last about 2 hours, but please leave longer, particularly for the morning session, as we sometimes get carried away. Please wear shoes that a re suitable for off road walking and clothes suitable for the weather conditions. If you have binoculars, please bring them as I only have a limited number to share.

These events are free, but donations towards the Marine Reserve are welcome. Booking is required via this link.

Other Nature Events

I am also currently booked in for the following events:

Stillingfleet Lodge Wildlife Day, Near York  – 25th June although I am not currently running anything specific at this event I will be available around the garden to help you identify the flora and fauna of the garden. The event showcases the work of local wildlife groups and there will be many experts on hand who are much more specialised in their knowledge than me!

Apple Day at Woodside Walled Garden near Jedburgh – 8th October – I will be leading pond dipping sessions throughout the day – more details to follow.

Coldstream Social & Literary Society presentation about Berwickshire Marine Reserve.  – 6th November. More details to follow

Private Bookings

I am available for private bookings in the Scottish Borders where I can lead nature walks or participate in wildlife events. Please call me on 0758 4127644 for more information.


View of St Abb's
The coast at St Abbs
The mire and boathouse at St Abbs Nature Reserve
The mire and boathouse at St Abbs Nature Reserve
pond at Woodside Garden near Jedburgh
The pond at Woodside Garden