An ACE nature tour always starts with its expert. In recent years a number of highly experienced tour leaders have come on board. Marcus Kohler for example – a keen bird and animal ecologist – has developed a fascinating and different autumn tour to the Isles of Scilly to coincide with the bird migration interwoven with many other aspects of these islands, including their Bronze and Iron Age past. It is this combination that exemplifies ACE’s approach to nature – an immersive blend of natural history with history, archaeology, geology and landscape (and, of course, good food!) that is very difficult to beat.