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Minibreaks and Tours

Your guide Steve Lovell is Lincoln born and bred and has lived the vast majority of his life there . He is a keen birder and all round naturalist . In his career he has specialised designing and creating gardens that are both wildlife and human friendly . He is a qualified Adult Education Tutor and has taught locally and given talks to various groups throughout the country. He is a regular guest speaker at the British Wildlife watching Club (BWWC ) at Grantown on Spey in Scotland as well as leading guests on nature walks . He lectures at the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water.  He is also a cruise ship speaker for Peel talent.

2020 Schedule

The EXE ESTUARY and its locality , in DEVON.

– Waders water and Boats. 4 nights

21st to 24th January.  MORE INFORMATION



- Woodlands and Coastline – 4 nights

11th to 14th May .  MORE INFORMATION



- Springtime in Scotland

- Mammals , Birds and Landscapes.

- 7th to 13th June . - 7 nights MORE INFORMATION

SOLD OUT - (Email if you would like to be contacted in case of cancellation)

           SPEYSIDE and the CAIRNGORMS - Autumn colours, the deer rut and bird migration.

13TH TO 20TH October - 7 nights MORE INFORMATION


SPEYSIDE and the CAIRNGORMS - Autumn colours, the deer rut and bird migration.

22ND TO 29TH October - 7 nights MORE INFORMATION



 - A Wildfowl spectacular.

- Geese , Ducks , Waders and Murmurations .

11th to 15th November – 4 nights MORE INFORMATION


2021 Schedule

North Norfolk

24th - 28th January 2021 - 4 nights MORE INFORMATION

DUMFRIES and The Solway Firth

6th to 11th February 2021 - 4 nights / 5 days

- Wild Geese spectacular and stunning Sunsets –MORE INFORMATION



1st to 6th JUNE 2021 – 5 nights / 4 full days

- Spectacular Seabirds, Waders, Forests, Coasts and Landscapes - MORE INFORMATION


Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd OCTOBER 2021

Amazing Wildlife of the Scottish Highlands - MORE INFORMATION  


Dear Steve,

Just to say how much we enjoyed our Speyside / Cairngorms / Moray Coast wildlife trip with you (October 2018).  Thank you for looking after us so well.  We had a Wonderful week in Scotland with you as our guide.  We experienced such a wide range of habitats including mountains, forests, moorland lochs and the shoreline that it is difficult to choose a favourite.

I feel particularly priveleged to have see the grouse lec; golden and white tailed sea eagles; pine martens ; red squirrels; red deer and an incredible display of diving gannets.  Your expertise on the wildlife of Speyside and the surrounding area gave us an unforgettable holiday.  We hope to join you again on another trip in 2019.

Feel free to quote us, your trips are the best.

Richard and Hazel. 

Autumn in Speyside October 2019

Thanks for introducing me to such a wonderful area and opening up a wonderful world of birds and wildlife.

 Your passion and enthusiasm is infectious.

Thanks for looking after us so well.


Thanks for a memorable trip, great passion, excitement and attention to detail. See you soon in Solway or Bridgewater.


Thank you so much for a fabulous holidaywith wonderful sightings and great company – I feel refreshed !


Thank you so much for sharing your love of Speyside and all things wild with us.


Terms and Conditions


When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to make that booking be it for yourself or any other person

The reservation is confirmed once booking form and deposit has been received and confirmed by Greenspaces the contract will exist once we issue such confirmation

Deposits / Balance Payments

Deposits/balance payments payment can be made by

1. Cash

2. Cheque

3. BACS transfer

Deposits - £20 for Day Trips/ 25% for Tour and Mini Breaks.

The full outstanding balance is due 60 days before the tour start date.

Cancellations / Refunds

Deposits are non refundable, but are transferable to another specified tour subject to deductions for any expenses incurred by us. Balance payments are also non refundable except at our sole discretion but are transferable in accordance with Transfer of Bookings. Please note that we are unable to refund any additional boat , hide or guided experiences undertaken within a tour. Travel Insurance is therefore essential.

You or any member of your party, may cancel your tour arrangements at any time. Written and dated notification from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. Since we incur costs in cancelling your tour arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges. Cancellations more than 90 days in advance of departure will result in loss of deposit and any addtional costs incurred.

Thereafter the following charges will apply;-

90 days or more – deposit and any additional costs incurred on your behalf will be forfeited.

89 – 29 days – 80% of tour costs. 

28 to 0 days - 100% of total tour costs.

If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Please note all refunds will be made by Bank Transfer or Cheque.

If for any reason Greenspaces cancel a trip or tour a full refund will be given.

Tour Policy / Participation

Small group size is a feature of our policy and places are allocated on a first come/first served basis. We reserve the right to decline any booking without stating the reason and also terminate the participation of any client unable or unwilling to conduct themselves in a satisfactory manner within the trip/tour/Course and the specifics of the trip or tour. 

All tours require a minimum of three participants.  If the required minimum is not reached 90 days before the tour date, Green Spaces reserves the right to cancel the tour and all deposits will be refunded in full.


Green spaces cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage to or theft of personal belongings or for any illness, injury or accident which may occur during a tour/daytrip/course unless proven to be caused by the actions of Greenspaces.

We ask our clients to take all sensible precautions and exercise appropriate thought and care at all times. All clients should hold a suitable holiday/household insurance for all valuables.

Green spaces holds full public liability insurance.

Transferring Bookings

Tour participants may transfer their booking to another person if they are prevented from proceeding with the tour due to sickness or accident to them or their close family or any other unavoidable reasons such as jury service. However if there is a waiting list for the tour the place must first be offered to the people on that waiting list. If there is no waiting list and the participant can find another person to take their place, any additional costs incurred by GREENSPACES relating to the transfer have to be paid by the transferee. Reasonable notice will have to be given to us about such a transfer and cannot be made within 90 days of departure.