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image for Guided Walk item typeHeron Fest at Fairburn Ings

Guided Walk, Sat 10 Feb - Sat 30 Jun 2018

To the heronry!

To the heronry!


This spring, Fairburn Ings are celebrating Heron Fest for the very first time. It’s our chance to get excited about the different heron species we have at Fairburn Ings, all communally nesting in their giant heronry.

It won’t just be grey herons, we’ll look out for cormorants and egrets, and potentially spoonbills too.

Enjoy the view by joining our rangers on informal guided walks, or take our self-guided trail up to the Coal Tips to get a bird’s eye view of these magnificent species.

Fancy a challenge? The free discovery quiz trail will be heronry themed from half term onwards, test your knowledge and find out why we’re celebrating – expect dinosaurs, daggers and RSPB’s beginnings!

- Guided walks running almost daily from the visitor centre (From 10th February until end June), please ask in the morning for times/availability or call the centre on 01977628191.
- Self guided trail up to the Coal Tips will begin on 10th February until end of breeding season (July)
- Discovery Quiz Trail will run from 10th Feb to end March - pick up your quiz sheet from the visitor centre

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 Feb - Sat 30 Jun 2018 09:00 to 17:00 09:00 to 17:00


Car park free to RSPB members, £3 per car per day to non-members.



See location of RSPB on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 446279  Lat: 53.74570 Long: -1.32410

Parking: free


RSPB Fairburn Ings,
Newton Lane,
West Yorkshire,
WF10 2BH


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Grab and Go food offer, not a Café.


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