WildEssex walks

We offer guided wildlife walks in #WildEssex (and elsewhere) for anyone interested in wildlife and the countryside. Please contact Jude on jmgibson1959@btinternet.com for further details of upcoming events and to get on our mailing list.

We are pleased to make regular donations to charities involved in the conservation of the places we visit and plants and animals we enjoy, especially Buglife and the Essex Wildlife Trust.

Most of our walks are followed with a blog  – just see List of Blogs | Chris Gibson Wildlife for a listing.

We have added a page of reviews of our walks and publications: just CLICK HERE

And please click here for  page of links to Jude’s monthly wildlife newsletters.


UPCOMING WALKS advance booking required please.

Contact Jude for further details, including price, and to book


July 18th – Old Knobbley and other ancient trees, Furze Hill , Mistley

August 20th – Bats and trees, Wivenhoe Park

September 12th – Harwich Foreshore followed by Landguard Point

Late September ??? three-day event based in Felixstowe???

October 11th – Station to Station walk (Hythe to Colchester) along the River Colne and Roman Wall

November 2nd – Fruits and Fungi in Wivenhoe green spaces

NATURETREK walks : full day walks in Essex, please book through the Naturetrek website

The Wild Side of Essex: Summer by the Stour Estuary (Day Trip) – Naturetrek   16 July

The Wild Side of Essex: The Colne Estuary (Day Trip) – Naturetrek   23 August

The Wild Side of Essex: Exploring The Naze and Walton Backwaters (Day Trip) – Naturetrek 10 September


‘Meet the Wandering Naturalist’ will run throughout the summer, planned dates are July 19th   August 2nd   August 16th    September 20th       each 1100-1300  and weather permitting! Free once you have got into the garden, and no need to book.

Moth mornings are also planned in 2024 on 22 June and 20 July (book via the garden website)


Nov 7th What’s in a name? The science of plant names

Dec 1st Review of 2024


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