RSPB reserve near Tamworth. Mosaic of wetland and lakes, excellent for waders. First visit in Spring for a while. Café at neighbouring Middleton Hall. Minibus available.

A DWT wetland close to Belper. Peregrines from the car park. Good chance to identify early migrants by song. Café available.

RSPB reserve near Leek. Redstarts, pied flycatchers and many woodland birds. Shop and refreshments.

Upland moorland and woodland west of Sheffield. Lapwing chicks golden plover, red grouse, sandpiper and snipe are all probable.

RSPB reserve. Puffins, gannets, kittiwakes, guillemots. England’s best mainland reserve for seabirds. Café.