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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.


Saturday 18th November 10:00 - 13:00 Walk on the northern slopes of west Portsdown.

Join us to walk around 5 miles in the lanes, fields and woods north of Fort Nelson. The latter part of the walk will involve a steady climb.  Meet in the car-park south of Fort Nelson PO17 6AN.   Suggested donation £1.50.  Details available from john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or  Weather Forecast:  light cloud, 10% chance of rain, temperature feeling like 7C.  Some mud but I had more trouble getting mu boots soaked in wet grass!

Wednesday 22 November 2017 Where Ospreys Dare.

Hear from local expert Andy Lester about the wildlife and natural places of the Test valley, including the new nature reserve at Fishlake Meadows, Romsey.   7.30 p.m. in the drama studio at Warblington School Havant.  Admission £3.00.  Information from Andrew Powling 023 9225 8457

Tuesday 5th December:  Hello Winter

 Join a bracing walk over Portsdown and down the lanes in search of environmental interest.  Meet at the East gate of Fort Widley at 10:00 for a three hour walk.  Leader Richard Jones 023 9238 9623

Saturday January 20th:  North Hayling walk

Meet in the car park off Havant Rd behind the Esso garage.SU717029. PO11 0LG at 10:00 to explore the farmlands of North Hayling and then check out the oyster beds for birds. At this time of the year be prepared for mud!  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or

Friday 23rd February:  Langbrook Stream and Southmoors shore walk.

Meet at the back of Solent Road Tesco in Havant SU715060. PO9 1TR at 14:00 for a two hour walk.  We will walk down the Langbrook Stream and then along the northern shore of Langstone Harbour looking for birds. There are likely to be muddy paths and some road walking.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or

Saturday 24th March:  Walk to the Brownwich shore and back up the Titchfield Canal Path

Meet in the car park off Bridge St Titchfield SU541054  PO14 4EA at 10:00 for a walk of about 8 miles through the farmlands south of Titchfield to the shore at Brownich; along the cliffs to the Haven and then back to the car park via the canal path.  We will take a lunch break at the Haven.  Some of the paths maybe muddy.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or




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.

Planned meetings in 2017n are as follows:

January 7th:  Litter pick at Budds Farm beach.  meet at the shore end of Southmoor Lane at 09:30

January 28th:    Clearing invasive bramble at the oyster beds.  Meet in the car-park at 09:30

February 25th:    Clearing the shore path from the Eastern Rd to Farlington Marshes gate.  Meet in the car-park half way along the entrance track.