Late Spring Dune & Beach Wildlife Walk – Spring Walking Festival

Join local naturalist Mary Breeds on a guided walk exploring the wildlife & landscape of the famous Braunton Burrows.

Braunton Burrows
27th May

Braunton Burrows lies at the heart of the North Devon Biosphere Reserve. Its sand dunes and damp slacks boast a unique, rich diversity of plant and animal life, with over 470 species of flowering plant (including 11 species of orchid alone). It is also home to a wide range of fauna – an abundance of insects that includes 33 species of butterfly, many nesting birds and 5 of the 6 reptile species found in the UK.

Renowned local naturalist Mary Breeds, from the Braunton Countryside Centre will lead a circular guided walk of approximately 4 miles exploring the dunes and strandline and discovering what makes these dunes so special, while pointing out any interesting wildlife species that can be seen on the burrows at this time of year.

Starting at the Sandy Lane car park, the walk will follow paths through the Braunton Burrows, traversing some sand and uneven terrain but staying on relatively flat ground, along the beach to Saunton and back along the inland path bordering the Golf Course.

Please wear weather appropriate clothing, bring a waterproof coat and sturdy walking boots as well as a packed lunch, drink, snack and sun protection.

About the Guide:

Mary Breeds is an experienced ecologist and life-long naturalist with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in conservation in North Devon. Mary wrote the definitive flower ID guide for the Braunton Burrows.

Where to meet:

Please meet at Sandy Lane car park for a 11am start. Parking £2.50

What3words: ///foreheads.sorters.polices

Purchasing tickets

If you regularly purchase tickets for BCC events, you may like to consider signing up to become a member. We will keep your details on file making it quick and easy to purchase tickets - plus, you get an account which keeps a copy of your tickets and a record of your payments

Sign up here

If you are already a member but not logged in, please do so before purchasing your ticket

Login here

Guest checkout: You can purchase tickets without logging in, but your email confirmation will be your only proof of purchase, so please ensure it arrives and keep it safe.


Ticket Price Quantity
Single Ticket £4.00 Sold out