• Make your own way to The Heights Hotel.
    • Note that rail travellers can be met at Weymouth station between 1700 and 1800.
    • Accommodation: The Heights Hotel, 3-nights on full board basis
    • Each spring and autumn thousands of migrants break their long journeys by resting on Portland's fields and along the shoreline. The fields and hedges at this time can be alive with warblers, chats and flycatchers, with wheatears on the open fields.
    • Offshore, seabirds such as skuas and shearwaters stream past the tip of Portland – ‘the Bill’ – en route to their Arctic breeding areas. Some, such as the puffin, stop to breed on Portland's high cliffs, along with a growing population of peregrine falcons and ravens. Portland is also famous for producing a surprise or two!
    • The RSPB reserves at Radipole and Lodmoor are nearby with their breeding bearded tits and Cetti's warblers.
    • The tour ends after lunch today.

All prices are per person and include:

  • Services of the naturalist leader
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Guided activities

Accommodation

The Heights Hotel is one of Dorset's best-situated hotels, high on the Portland cliffs overlooking Portland Harbour and Weymouth.

All rooms are en suite.

Meals

All meals are included. Breakfast and dinner are taken in the hotel, and picnic lunches are provided by the hotel.

Birds

The fields and hedges at this time can be alive with warblers, chats and flycatchers, with wheatears on the open fields.

  • Bearded tit
  • Cetti's warbler
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Puffin

Offshore, seabirds such as skuas and shearwaters stream past the tip of Portland en route to their Arctic breeding areas.

Ground transport

Travel to/from Dorset is not included. Rail travellers can be met at Weymouth station between 1700 and 1800.

  1. May 2017
  2. October 2016
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