brown and green grass field during sunset

Enjoy the magic of dawn with Simon as your guide, as he unravels the complexities of birdsong, and offers helpful hints and tips on how you might identify certain species.

Great Comp Gardens Dawn Experience

A gentle walk around the gardens at Great Comp. With its variety of habitats locally and the wildlife friendly practices in the garden, Great Comp has one Kent’s most impressive choruses.


Wednesday 19 April – 4:30am
Saturday 13 May – 4.30am

Great Comp Garden is located on Comp Lane, Platt, Nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8QS. Ticket holders should meet at the garden entrance hut.

Cost: £15 per person. 

How to book: Tickets are available to purchase via Great Comp’s website:

River Medway Tonbridge River Experiences

Enjoy a gentle trip two hour trip at dawn up the River Medway. This is great time for all sorts of wildlife, but the birds are at their most impressive, with over 25 species usually recorded.


Saturday 8 April – 05:00
Wednesday 12 April – 05:15
Sunday 30 April – 04:25
Wednesday 10 May – 04:15
Thursday 12 May – 04:30
Wednesday 24 May – 04:00

These are run in association with the Tonbridge River Trips, aboard a quiet electric boat offering a variety of unique experiences. All experiences are planned around 2 hours on the boat.

Cost: £25 per person (including a hot drink and biscuit).

How to book: If you would like to enquiries about any of the Experiences please contact the Tonbridge River Trips directly:

Milton Creek Country Park Dawn Walks

Enjoy a gentle trip two-three hour walk carrying out a Breeding Bird Census at Milton Creek Country Park.


Saturday 1 April – 06:15
Saturday 16 April – 06:00
Saturday 15 April – 05:50
Tuesday 2 May – 05:20
Wednesday 17 May – 04:50
Saturday 27 May – 04:45
Saturday 10 June – 04:30

Additional Evening Walk:
Saturday 24 June – 19:00

These are run Milton Creek Country Park, and Swale Borough Council.

Cost: £0 per person.

How to book: If you would like to book please contact me directly via my Contact Me page.

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