Birdwatching from the Boston Belle

The Boston Belle
The Boston Belle
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Grab the chance to see the birdlife along the River Witham with the South Lincs RSPB group from May onwards.

The charity is again running boat trips into The Wash aboard the Boston Belle.

The cruises last up to five hours and sail from the Sluice Bridge on the River Witham in Boston.

The boat travels down river to the mouth and out into The Wash for about a mile; the journey then takes you along the River Welland close to Fosdyke, taking in the view of the saltmarsh and the basking common seals.

The boat then turns round and does the return trip to Boston.

Along the way, there will be a commentary of points of historial interest, and which birds are being spotted, by local group volunteers.

Around 64 bird species are seen on average per trip.

There will be a raffle and refreshments on board, including hot and cold drinks, as well as bacon butties.

You are advised to wear appropriate clothing for the trip, as even on warm sunny days, the weather can turn cold quite quickly.

Unfortunately, the boat is not suitable for those with severe mobility issues.

Trips are on Friday, May 11 (1.35pm), Tuesday, May 22 (10am), Wednesday, June 6 (9.30am), Wednesday, June 20 (9.30am), Thursday, July 5 (9am), Thursday, July 19 (9.05am), Saturday, August 4 (9am), Monday, August 20 (11.50am), Monday, September 3 (9.30am), Wednesday, September 19, (12.45pm), Tuesday, October 2 (9.15am) and Tuesday, October 16 (9.15am).

Prices: RSPB Members adults £18.50, under-16s £10; non-members adults £21, under-16s £11.

To book, visit or call in at the South Holland Centre, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 8.30pm.

You can also pick up a leaflet from the centre. For general enquiries (non booking) please call 07531 495521.