In Search of the Bittern


Bittern © Jamie Hall

In Search of the Bittern



Amwell Lane, Great Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire , SG12 9SS
Take a short walk through Amwell Nature Reserve to search for the rare and elusive Bittern...

Event details


2.00pm - 4.30pm
A static map of In Search of the Bittern

About the event

Led by the Trust's Dan Townsend and Tim Hill, take a short walk to the viewpoint in search of the rare and elusive Bittern in reedbeds at the Trust's Amwell Nature Reserve. The walk will also explore the reserve's wetlands and leaders will point out the ducks which winter here in internationally important numbers. Wrap up warm, bring binoculars if you have them, and take in the spectacle! The walk will end at dusk so please bring a torch.

This event is weather dependent and may need to be cancelled at short notice. 

Suitable for adults and older children.


Suggested donation

This event is free to attend. However, as a registered charity, any donations are greatly appreciated. We suggest a donation of £3 per person for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.

Additional booking information

Please read the Outdoor Event Guidance document before booking.

This event is weather dependent - if we have to cancel we will try to rearrange the date or transfer you to another event. Please note we are unable to refund donations made at the time of booking.

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


Under effective control
Dogs (under control) are permitted along pathways around the reserve. Dogs are not permitted in the bird hides (James, White and Gladwin) or around Hollycross dragonfly trail.