Brecks Tours 2017
The Brecks or Breckland is the name for the area around Thetford, on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk.
Traditionally poor quality heathland, some of which still persists today, the area was extensively planted with
trees in the 1920s and 1930s and Thetford Forest still today comprises the largest lowland pine forest in
Britain. This combination of specialist habitats contains some highly sought after species.
Our featured birdwatching tours for 2017 which include visits to the Brecks are as follows:
- Winter, Broads & Goshawks Tour - February 17th-19th 2017
- Winter, Brecks & Goshawks Tour - March 3rd-5th 2017
Brecks Tours will also operate as single day tours throughout February, March and early April. As usual,
a wide variety of additional dates are available, both for guided group tours and private
customised birding days. Group tours will operate on most weekends, and additional single weekday tours may
also be available, subject to availability and demand.
We also offer the flexibility to pick only a single day, or choose shorter weekend or weekday bird watching
breaks from within the longer tours. Please check the
for precise tour destinations and contact us for more details.
The primary targets will be Goshawk and Hawfinch. Other birds we will look for
include Woodlark, Crossbill and Firecrest. There may also be an
early Stone Curlew or an over wintering Great Grey Shrike available – we
enjoyed regular sightings of both in 2016. We should also see a variety of commoner woodland species such as
Treecreeper, Nuthatch and Marsh Tit and finches such as
Brambling and Siskin.
On the Winter, Brecks & Goshawks Tour, we will have more time to spend in the Brecks, increasing your chances
of seeing all of the above species and also providing the opportunity to look for other birds including the very
localised Willow Tit and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.
Hawfinch – Norfolk, February 2015 ©The Bird ID Company
Day Tours – 2017
More dates may be made available, subject to demand. In addition, it may be possible to combine Brecks tours with
other destinations to provide a more varied weekend tour. Please check the
for up-to-date information or call if you have any particular requests.
Tour Details & Prices
The Three Day Tours run from Friday morning through to late Sunday afternoon with accommodation
from Thursday evening. This includes 3 nights B&B accommodation, all transport during tour days to and from
your base, guiding and packed lunches.
Our tours are designed to be as flexible as possible. It may be possible to book any of the dates advertised as a
Day Tour, or a shorter Weekend Tour, depending on availability.
Our basic prices are detailed below.
£50 per person per day
includes all guiding and transport on the day from a convenient meeting point.
|2 Days / Weekend
from £200 per person
includes 2 nights accommodation based on Bed and Breakfast, all guiding, transport & packed lunch.
from £290 per person
includes 3 nights accommodation based on Bed and Breakfast, all guiding, transport & packed lunch.
As all accommodation is booked to order, final pricing will depend on the availability of rooms at the
time of booking, and a single supplement may be payable. All tours are also available without
accommodation, and it is very easy to add extra nights if required. Please contact us for a quotation.
Prices are based on a minimum of two customers booked per tour. If there is only a single customer booked,
pricing may have to vary by negotiation.
We typically base these tours in Wells or Hindolveston, depending on the destination of the tours. We
generally use a couple of small friendly Bed & Breakfasts. However, we can arrange alternative accommodation to
suit your requirements and budget, if required.
To book a tour please select your preferred date from the tours on these pages or the
It is advisable then to contact us first to discuss availability. You will then be required to return a
completed booking form to us at the address shown. For guidance please refer to the booking page.