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SHRIMPING SAFARI

  • Sizewell Beach Sizewell Leiston, IP16 4UH United Kingdom (map)

This event will be an interactive and fun low-tide session, learning how to forage for the brown shrimp (Crangon crangon) using the traditional push net, finding out more about this incredible crustacean and how in the UK we seem to have lost the taste for it. We will be cooking shrimp (if we catch any!) and everything you need for the session will be provided.

We will meet at Sizewell Beach car park, please be prompt at 2.30pm, as there will be a 20 min walk involved and the tide won’t wait!

WEATHER The forecast is looking ok, (dry and breezy), but I will update this nearer the time.

PARKING Parking is available at Sizewell Beach and is pay and display - bring change.

TOILETS Toilets are available at the car park, but about 20 mins walk from where we will be shrimping. Suggest you visit before we set off!

WALKING & FOOTWEAR please wear suitable footwear for walking on the beach for several hundred yards. Also bring footwear which you could wear in the sea. Old trainers/ beach shoes are ideal. If you have waders fine, but you are likely to be knee deep in water at some point and will get wet!

CLOTHES Bring a warm fleece/ rain jacket and wear shorts. Spare clothes left in your car for afterwards might be worthwhile!

SUNSCREEN/SUNGLASSES - If it’s a bright day, there can be a lot of glare off the water.

SAFETY - I will brief you on all of that before the event and will be on hand throughout.

CONTACT - If there is a signal and you are late/lost you can try to contact Mike on 07885287160 or Nicola on 07802475078

CANCELLATIONS - If you are unable to make it on the day - please call Mike on 07885 287160 or email mike@avocetmedia.co.uk

DISCLAIMER - We will be engaged in a wild, natural and sometimes unpredictable environment and I can take no responsibility for any loss or injury (I’m sure you understand).