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Coronavirus, various travel updates: see news.

Welcome to Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays. Our 32nd season of natural history holidays is soon to start in very different circumstances to the first 30 years.

There is no Honeyguide brochure for 2021 or 2022 on account of the uncertainties due to the coronavirus pandemic, which makes longer-term planning difficult as rules and advice about travel, especially overseas, change on a regular basis.

Therefore, this website becomes the main reference for Honeyguide's holidays. The programme is more limited and changeable than usual, with an added focus on UK breaks.

Thorpe Marshes, 27 April 2020

Norfolk break
6 - 10 September 2021


NWT Thorpe Marshes


North Norfolk
11 - 15 October 2021

1 - 5 November 2021


saltmarsh at Stiffkey


Wild Essex
4 - 8 October 2021

Colne Estuary

Weekly local walks in Norfolk (see news and Honeyguide blog), have re-started. Please contact us if you'd like to go on the circulation list for these. For guided walks in north Essex and south Suffolk, see news.

Autumn holiday in the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, with David Collins.

27 September – 4 October 2021

Church Cove

Church Cove

We are pleased to help with group holidays – a holiday for a group of friends along the lines of our UK breaks above could work well. Please browse our nature notes too.

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The website's menu on the left hand side lists the oversea holidays we initially planned for 2021, now rolled forward to 2022. These are also listed on our calendar page. However for now we are not taking bookings for overseas holidays , in case travel is not possible. There is no sense in taking bookings until we know travel is possible. If things become easier and an appetite for travel overseas returns - about which hearing from you helps a great deal - we'll open up bookings and perhaps look at additional holidays.

If you would like an old Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays brochure, please contact us.

Some holidays run in the past are in our archive section, and many of these could return to the programme in a future year.

The Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust remains strong, though inevitably there are far fewer donations to conservation projects in 2020 and 2021 than usual. This works through a conservation contribution with each holiday of £40, which goes through the Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust.

This idea, still surprisingly rarely copied, remains a simple and effective way of helping to protect the wildlife we enjoy. Donations to conservation projects linked to our holidays in 2020 totalled £2,600 (much less than usual for obvious reasons), and our running total since 1991 is £136,662 (to December 2020). Through the Honeyguide Charity, the taxman tops up our contributions.

Holidays give the typical flights we use, but where practical we can arrange flights from airports near to where you live, or help with other arrangements. Carbon offsets are part of each holiday’s price. Prefer not to fly? We're happy to make that possible, more on our ATOL page.

Rules about selling travel insurance mean if you want Honeyguide’s insurance you need to go straight to our broker rather than buying a policy directly from Honeyguide. Details are on our booking page and there is also help here on how to book parking and hotels at airports.

I hope you’ll want to find out more by exploring this website further.

Chris Durdin

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PDF of Honeyguide's brochure for 2020 on our holiday calendar page, plus availability updates.

For our news pages click here, or start with headlines and news in brief below.

Book now for autumn breaks!

Highlights of breaks in Norfolk and Essex in May and June 2021 are in news.

Weekly morning walks in Norfolk - see news and Honeyguide blog. Contact us to go on the circulation list.

Good To Go England

Autumn holidays we hope to run
Menorca 6 — 13 October
Crete 19 — 26 October

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Package holiday refunds and cancellations: advice from the UK Government here.

Honeyguiders' photo albums

Cameradiary: a photo-album — the name comes from the camaraderie created by sharing photos through 'Honeyguiders in Lockdown' — open for Honeyguiders to contribute photos, comment and keep in touch.

Honeyguiders in Lockdown: photo-album, closed for new photos, still available to view.

Thorpe St Andrew Marshes. Wildlife sightings, blogs and news from Norfolk Wildlife Trust's nature reserve.

Honeyguide blog: many reports from guided walks; 'bearded eagle'; vaccination progresses; keeled skimmers in September; Norfolk's Wonderful 150.

Updated July 2021

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... where there are many holiday photos to enjoy.

Atol protected

The air holidays shown are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3253. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. Click on the ATOL logo if you want to know more.

Helping you enjoy wildlife – Helping you protect wildlife