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Updates on expected weather etc will be added up to a week ahead of walks in this list and updated as the day approaches.

If you have suggestions for future walks please e mail me

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Wednesday 18th July: Paulsgrove chalk pit walk.

Check out this urban fringe conservation site for flowers and birds. There is one steep climb.  Meet in the lay by on James Callaghan Drive Portsdown PO6 4EZ  SU631067 at 7 p.m.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 25th July:  Walk new paths on Portsdown.

On this 2 mile walk we will explore new routes on the north face of Portsdown and return along the top of the south side of the hill.  7 p.m. till about 8.30.  Meet in the car-park in Widley Walk west of the Churchillian su659064.  PO6 3LS  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

 Saturday 8th September: Hants/Sussex border walk

Meet at 10:00 opposite Christchurch Forestside, PO9 6EE and park carefully on the roadside.  We will take a roughly 9 mile walk through Idsworth, Blendworth and Rowlands Castle where we can take a lunch break (bring your own or buy in the tea room).  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or e mail john@ havantnature.net.

Thursday 25th October:  Cams Bay Walk

Meet at 14:00 in the Wicor playing fields car-park at the end of Cranleigh Rd Portchester PO16 9BY.  The walk will take us along the shore of Cams Bay as the tide drops and Fareham Creek to the Delme roundabout, and return via the shorter road route.  We will be looking for wildfowl and waders and might find a kingfisher.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or e mail john@ havantnature.net.

Saturday 17th November:  East Meon red kite survey

Meet at 15:00 in the village car-park at the end of Workhouse Lane East Meon for a two to three mile walk with some steep hills and road walking.  Our aim is to see how many red kites are using the nearby winter roost.  We'll also look out for the brown hares which frequent this area. Some paths may be muddy.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or e mail john@ havantnature.net.

 


Work Parties

Portsdown Conservation Volunteers

There are work parties every Wednesday from 10:00 till 15:00 on Portsdown managing the area on the Site of Special Scientific Interest.  Meet at 10:00 at the East entrance of Fort Widley.  Tools, gloves and hot drinks are all provided but you will need to bring your lunch if you are staying to the end.  (You don't have to!)

There are also work parties on the third Sunday of the month.

Friends of Langstone Harbour

This group works roughly monthly usually towards the end of the month at various sites round the harbour.  Jobs include litter picking, scrub control and path clearance.  Details are available from John Goodspeed 7-10 days before the events.  We usually work from 9:00 to lunch time on Saturday mornings.  Gloves and tools are provided but you should bring any refreshments you need.  If you want to be added to the distribution list for information e mail John Goodspeed or write to him at 22 Hilltop Crescent Cosham PO6 1BD.

 

 


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