(Please note: We will aim to keep the itinerary close to this schedule but this cannot be guaranteed)
18.30 – Arrival
From 18.30 we will welcome you to the site. All guests will be given a map and directions to the site in advance.
19.30 – Dusk walk
The early part of the evening can vary. Where possible we will go on a guided walk to listen to the evening chorus and identify other bird songs.
20.15 – Dinner & drinks around the campfire
An organic, vegetarian feast, including carefully selected wines, beers, hot and cold soft drinks
21.00 – Folklore & ornithology with your host
21.45 – Campfire musical performance by your artist
The time around the fire will be a social period, however we will use the after dinner time to share some of the bird knowledge, knowledge of the landscape and area, and folklore of the nightingale and its place within history, literature and folksong. There will also be guidance into nature immersion and how to conduct ourselves safely and respectfully in the dark and the wild. This will also be a time of music sharing, prose and poetry.
22.30 – Head out in search of a nightingale for an improvised duet
Once darkness has fallen and the nightingale singing time has started (this does vary as the season progresses and night to night) we will journey through the forest and fields into the habitat of the birds. We aim to be finished around 12.30am but, of course, this all depends on the birds.