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Hire a guide at RSPB Ham Wall

Are you ready to discover a place teaming with amazing wildlife and panoramic views? Then look no further – join us at Ham Wall for an unforgettable experience.  

Join one of our expert volunteer guides on a journey through the reserve tailored to suit your needs and focus on the wildlife you want to see. As the wildlife is, well, wild, we can't always guarantee what you'll see, but our expert guides will try their hardest!  

Perfect for the seasoned nature enthusiast or a new to nature curious explorer as the walk is tailored to you. Our hire a guide walks also make a very special present for those nature lovers in your life who you don’t know what to get!  

Booking is essential - this is a ticket only event. Advance booking only at least a week before the date of the walk. You can book any of the pre-arranged dates available.  

Costs:  Each booking is for up to 6 people for up to 3 hours. RSPB Members: £65 – at least one RSPB Member required per booking.  Non-RSPB Members: £81 Please note booking fees apply. Booking fee included in the price above.   

Optics and Clothing 

Please bring binoculars with you and you are welcome to bring a scope if you have one. Dress appropriately for the weather and conditions, including sturdy footwear. Please expect some standing about so dress in warm layers as it can be very cold out on the reserve. Wet weather gear should be brought just in case.  


These walks can be tailored to your access needs. Please let us know when booking of any reasonable adjustments you require e.g. the grass paths may not be suitable for wheels so the route taken could remain on the hard standing paths.

If you would like to discuss what is reasonably possible before booking, please contact us on For more information on accessibility at Ham Wall please see  


What parking and facilities are available at the reserve? 

Car Parking is available in the large RSPB car park (BA6 9SX) but please note that car parking charges apply to non-RSPB members (£3 all day). RSPB members display membership card on dashboard for free parking.   

Cycle racks are available near the Info Point in the car park.    

Our toilets and baby changing facilities are located in the car park near to the Info Point and Catering Kiosk. Our Catering Kiosk serves hot and cold drinks, prepacked snacks and ice creams (see for opening times).   

Is there a minimum age requirement for the event?  

Due to the length of the walks, we do not recommend them for children under 10 years of age.  

Are dogs permitted on the walk?  

Dogs are not able to join the walk as we will be going onto parts of the reserve where dogs are not permitted.     

Will these walks go onto areas of the reserve not normally accessible to the public?  

These walks will stay on the publicly accessible areas of the reserve. Only our Walks with Wardens Walks go onto closed areas of the reserve. Please see our events page to book your place on one of these walks if you’d like to see normally closed areas of the reserve.   

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?  

If you have any unanswered questions, please email us at    

Additional Information  

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the session to register with your walk leader.   

All the wildlife that visits Ham Wall is just that - wild. Whilst our experts will do their best to spot the wildlife you are keen on seeing we cannot guarantee any specific species sightings.  

What's the refund policy? 

If unforeseen circumstances cause RSPB Ham Wall to cancel an event, all ticket holders will be informed, and a full refund will be issued. Please provide a valid phone number an e-mail in case we need to get hold of you urgently to update you with any changes or cancellations. Tickets are non-transferable. Please contact RSPB Ham Wall if you are unable to attend. Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date. Refunds are subject to an administration fee. We do not offer refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of the event.  

IMPORTANT: We respect your privacy and will not sell your personal data to any third party. Any personal data you provide here is collected and used only for the purposes of booking this event. Your details will only be used by this event's RSPB co-ordinator and will not be shared with anyone else.   

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