Introducing our group

Our group covers an area of mid-Surrey centered on Dorking and includes Leatherhead, Bookham, Epsom and Ewell. We aim to help anyone interested to enjoy nature and are a friendly and inclusive group of enthusiasts. New members are always welcome and a particular effort is made for those who are beginning to explore bird watching or photography.

We provide a regular newsletter with interesting articles and our programme of activities includes indoor meetings and weekend and midweek birdwatching walks. Most of the walks are fairly easy.

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About Dorking & District Local Group

This friendly local group runs weekend walks, midweek walks, indoor and Zoom meetings and provides a useful newsletter. If you want to make some new friends, get some fresh air and enjoy nature or improve your bird watching then do join us.

Non-members are welcome to join our walks or meetings, there is a small charge for non-members but they are free for all members.

Do contact us via the web site or if you would like to speak to someone then call Glenn Carmichael (Group Leader) on 07483 848 837 or email us at

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For any wildlife advice please call RSPB Wildlife Enquiries on 01767 693690 (9.30am-4.30pm Mon to Fri) and all other enquiries please call RSPB headquarters on 01767 680551 (9am-5.15pm Mon to Fri). For injured birds and wildlife please visit

Committee Posts

Glenn Carmichael: Main Contact, Leader
Andrew Lovett: Treasurer
Jane Coombes: Secretary

Group contact


We are a local group of the RSPB

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