Monday, February 25, 2013

Swarovski Optik At Cley Spy

This spring we are proud to announce that we are dedicating the weekend of 16th and 17th of March to Swarovski Optik and the wildlife of the Bayfield Estate, where our main shop is based. With the help of Swarovski Optik and local tour leader Chris Mills we will be introducing you to the local area and its wildlife and demonstrating some of the latest digiscoping technology and wildlife recording techniques. Best of all, it's all free!

Saturday 16th March
Two wildlife walks will be taking place lead by the highly knowledgeable and experienced tour guide Chris Mills. Swarovski will be bringing a selection of their latest binoculars to try out in the field. These walks will take in the Bayfield Wildlife Walk and its diversity of habitats. This three-mile circular walk that passes our Glandford shop takes in a mixture of open arable fields, plantation and ancient woodland and river meadows. It is a gentle walk with shallow gradients and firm paths, taking around an hour-and-half to two hours to complete. The diversity of habitats and the environmentally conscious farm management of the Estate have made this area a haven for birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants. Suitable footwear for potentially wet grass and some softer paths.
Booking is essential for these walks as places are strictly limited to ten per walk. The first walk will start at 10am and the second at 2pm.

Sunday 17th March
Glandford Digiscoping Day. A representative from Swarovski will be at our Glandford shop demonstrating their latest optical equipment and digiscoping adapters. Come and learn the techniques and try out the equipment with expert advice from Swarovski and our experienced staff.


  1. We will waive normal entrance charge to Natural Surroundings reserve for Chris and groups, cheers, Andrew

  2. Many thanks Andrew, should be a good day!