Virtual Tours

During this second lockdown you can visit Elmley virtually.  Led by our in-house guide, Abbie, these tours are a live experience of Elmley.  

As this Autumn turns into Winter the Reserve is full of life - the wetlands are bursting with with wading birds and wildfowl such as lapwing, golden plover and wigeon which take to the skies in huge flocks.  And with them come the birds of prey, one of the most spectacular the short eared owl.

With the changing weather, Elmley's huge skies are incredible, with the colours being particularly magical at dawn and dusk.

Our virtual tours are a chance to step into Elmey's wilderness and unwind to the vast views and the mesmerising sounds of Autumn on the Reserve.

Abbie will guide you through some of the most specials experiences of Elmley at this time of year.  The tours are themed by interest, and Abbie's experience and passion will enhance a special wildlife experience.  They are live experiences, so we aren't guaranteeing a spot but we do hope to give you a chance to switch off from daily life in lockdown and keep a connection with nature.  

Tours to start from late November.  Please revisit this page for times, dates & booking info, or email [email protected] to register interest

Tour types

  • Mini tours - on Instagram live - no charge
  • Group Tours - 30 mins plus a Q&A - These are held twice weekly, by Zoom with limited numbers.  On booking you will be emailed a link which is usable on one screen only.  You are very welcome to watch with other members of your household
    £9 per tour OR £28 for a monthly subscription
  • Private Tours -These 1 hour tours are completely bespoke.  Abbie will offer a private tour dependent on your interests.  As it's virtual you can travel around in the truck with no worries about social distancing, which means you can see more areas of the Reserve and visit areas not normally accessible.
    £40 per zoom link for one screen (can be enjoyed by more than one person on teh same screen.) Email [email protected] for best days/times and arrange (can be flexible) 

In-person tours

Not currently bookable due to lockdown restrictions

Private tours with Will or Abbie Monday to Sunday

(Please pre-book to ensure availability)

£45 per adult

£20 per child (12-16yrs)

Group tours with Abbie

Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays

10am / 1:30pm

£15 per adult

£5 per child (12-16yrs)

All tours are currently on foot and maintain distancing.  Children under 12 go free on private & group tours!

Binoculars and telescopes are also available to rent

£5 per day for Binoculars

£15 per day for Telescopes

Please enquire in the Kingshill Barn to book or call 01795 664896