We are a very dynamic and active local group. We organise a variety of events each year.


We organise around 50 walks throughout the year. These are usually held on Thursdays or at the weekend. Non-members are welcome to try them out.

Puttenham Common @ Puttenham Common
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
OS: SU 912457 Post Code: GU3 1BG Duration: Half day walk. Leader: Nick Directions: From Puttenham church turn left by pub. After 2 miles before the road passes between two lakes, turn right and park in the Middle Car Park. Habitat: Paths sandy with little mud, steep in places. Attractions: Mandarin, woodlark, various lake, woodland and heathland species according to season. Winter finches (and firecrest) possible. Amenities: No facilities Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

See our Walks page for more


We generally meet twice a month (Sept.-May) on the first Thursday at 2pm or the fourth Wednesday at 7.30pm.

See our Talks page for more


We also arrange various other events throughout the year.

Coach trips

In severe weather, a trip may be cancelled. Check with Trish Watts.

Non-members can book coach trips but will have to pay an extra £10. This includes membership of our Local Group until the end of the year. 

A few seats are available free of charge for accompanied young people (age 12-18). Contact Trish Watts to book a free seat.

Email Trish Watts (or complete the form under coach trips on the Contact page for more information

Fundraising events

Each year our group raises large sums for the RSPB. These range from stalls at local events, jumble sales, plant sale and more.

Social events

We arrange several social events each year. This is a way for people to get to know each other better and are usually only open to members of our local group.


Two holiday trips are organised each year.  Usually we have one longer one in the spring and a shorter one in the autumn.  Participation in holiday trips is restricted to our members.

Special events

We sometimes arrange bird ID sessions and other special events. See individual event for details.

External events

When possible we will include events at local RSPB reserves