The Birds of Sowton Industrial Estate

The Birds of Sowton Industrial Estate


A walk to discover the birds, both real and imaginary, of one of Exeter’s most neglected ecosystems

With the Birdman
aka Tony Whitehead of the RSPB

When will it be?
5-7pm on 13 September

Where are we meeting?
M5 Junction 30 Services

Where will it all end?
Back at the Services


Some small print

Download the poster

We need to manage numbers, so there are limited tickets available. But note that it will still be worth getting in touch or trying to find us on the day. We will share the likely route.

The event will probably happen whatever the weather, but again it’s worth getting in touch and keeping an eye on #BirdsofSowton on Twitter. Please dress appropriately. We’ll be walking approximately 2 miles.

We’ve timed the event so that it fits into the end of the working day. This also means that it will be rush hour in Sowton and the roads will be busy, so please take care at all times.

We will meet outside the main J30 Services entrance. Parking is free for 2 hours, or £15 for up to 24 hours. Parking is strictly enforced, so you may want to make other arrangements.

We aim to keep the walk under 2 hours, and will also finish at the Services. Some of us may gather afterwards at one of the cafes.


Sowton Industrial Estate