We are meeting at Stover Country Park outside the Rangers office by the public toilets, to walk and photograph around the lake and the woodland areas. There is the Ted Hughes poetry trail as well as the first part of Stover canal.
In the afternoon, if the group wishes we may continue on to the area of Stover Canal which is being renovated with repairs to the banks and locks.This will be further walking around Stover School fields and will be roughly 45 minutes walk each way.
There will be the opportunity to photograph wildfowl on the lake which includes a hide to view the ducks on the lake, plus the birds which are in the area, including perhaps any rare visitors which the Rangers would advise us of.
This will be a flat walk, possibly over some rough ground but on paths but strong walking type shoes are advised. There are toilets in the visitors centre and possibly an ice cream van which serves tea (and ice cream) in the car park. Therefore it is suggested all attendees bring a packed lunch and drinks.
To reach Stover Country Park take the A38 towards Plymouth, leaving at the Drumbridges junction, signposted Bovey Tracey, turn left at the roundabout, the entrance is approximately 200 metres on the left hand side. A car park charge of £2.50 all day is payable.
Whilst no charge is levied, please advise the leader if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers attending.
I have been to Stover today, Tuesday, suggest a long lens for bird photography,the area where the bird feeders are is alive with all kinds of small birds and lots of squirrels, the Mandarin duck pair are still there, as well as various flora and fauna.
Due to an influx of members wishing to attend this event will definitely take place.