- 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. Dartford warblers and wood larks are found only a few miles further away on Dorset's heathlands – so there is lots to see.
- The tour ends after lunch today.
All prices are per person and include:
- Services of the naturalist leader
- Guided activities
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.
All meals are included. Breakfast and dinner are taken in the hotel, and picnic lunches are provided by the hotel.
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
Offshore, seabirds such as skuas and shearwaters stream past the tip of Portland en route to their Arctic breeding areas.
Travel to/from Dorset is not included. Rail travellers can be met at Weymouth station between 1700 and 1800.