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CRANE SAFARIS - Due to another fantastic response all of this winters crane safaris are now FULLY BOOKED - Sorry for any dissapointment caused.

Do you want a behind the scenes chance to see cranes like this on the Somerset Levels...?

Then read on!

Back for a third year the Great Crane Project is offering a unique opportunity to join our specialist team of monitoring volunteers as they carry out the daily crane survey on the Somerset Levels and Moors. 

So what is a Crane Safari about?

  • Join members of the Great Crane Project monitoring team in the project vehicle as they go in search of the cranes, on and off road, using radio tracking equipment.
  • Find the cranes in locations not normally accessible to the general public.
  • Accompany the monitors on foot to get closer to the cranes.
  • Learn how to identify individual birds by their coloured leg rings.
  • Enjoy amazing views of the cranes while the monitors record information about their behaviour. 

And if this wasn't enough you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at the Willows and Wetlands Centre in Stoke St Gregory, followed by our wonderful film 'Return of the Cranes' and a free tour of the basket works.

The cost of a safari is £15 per person and they run between November and March, Monday to Saturday for up to 2 people.

Before booking please read  'Frequently Asked Questions' below.


If you are from further a field and are looking for somewhere to stay and other things to do in the area then check out our 'local accommodation and other attractions' page for B and B's, self catering, places to eat etc.

Walkers Farm Cottages at Stathe are offering a 15% discount to anyone booked on to a crane safari.

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Michael Wilson joined the Somerset RSPB team in Spring 2014 as the Somerset Wetlands Community Officer.