We offer trips to Colchester & the wild beauty of Fingringhoe Wick on the River Colne throughout the year - it’s a good winter warmer with waders (the birds not the boots!). But come in May 2018 or May 2019 and up to 40 nightingales will be singing their hearts out at Fingringhoe - a really rare treat nowadays.
We begin with time to buy morning refreshments at 10.30am before exploring the very heart of Colchester. Your expert and friendly Blue Badge Tour Guide will show you the Norman castle built by William the Conqueror on the site of a vast Roman temple that was destroyed by Queen Boudicca and we’ll look out towards the old harbour on the River Colne that first attracted the Romans here. We also see something of the future in the extraordinary shape of Firstsite gallery where modern art meets Roman Mosaic and a grand painting shows Elizabeth I’s physician who lived in the ancient and beautiful house where we enjoy a 2-course lunch (included).
We devote the afternoon to Fingringhoe Wick on the magical Colne Estuary where, bucking the national trend, singing Nightingales return year after year and belt out their distinctive and spectacular song all day long! There’s a visitor centre with cafe so you can stay put and watch the wild world go by or take a short or longer walk to some of the hides.