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Wildlife Walks and Talks 

 

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This page was updated at 09:06 on 15May2019

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

 

Tuesday 4th June:  Birds of the dusk in Creech Woods

Meet at the entrance to the car-park on Bunkers Hill Denmead PO7 6UB at 20:00.  Don't park in the car-park - it may be locked before we end the walk.  Stroll through Creech Woods to look for wild flowers and as we return to our cars listen and look for Nightjars.  -  3½ mile  mainly flat walk with a little bit of road walking.     Dogs under firm control welcome.  Suggested donation £1.50.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Tuesday 11th June:  Explore the Sussex Border Path and Staunton Way

Meet in the Finchdean village square PO9 6EL at 7 p.m.  Come for a 4½ mile walk through village and hamlets on the Sussex Border path and Staunton Way.  It will include some hills and some road walking.  There should be a good show of wild flowers and maybe, if the weather is good,  butterflies.   Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £1.50.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Tuesday 18th June:  Birds of the oyster beds

Meet in the parking area at the end of Church Lane Warblington PO9 2EU at 7 p.m. for a flat 4 mile walk from Warblington to the Hayling oyster beds to see the breeding gulls and probably terns.  If you want a shorter walk you can join us at 'The Royal Oak' at about 7.30.  There will be birds all the way.   Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £1.50.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Tuesday 25th June:  Two of the magic twilight wildlife experiences

Meet at the entrance to the car-park off Manor Lodge Road at 8.30 p.m.    Come and count the glow worms along the rides in Havant Thicket.  We usually find around 30. We will also check whether or not  nightjars are still using this woodland. The walk will end after dark at around 10:30.  
Do not park in the car park in case it gets locked before we finish the walk.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Tuesday 2nd July:  Enjoy the birds and wild flowers of Portsdown

Meet in the lay-by on James Callaghan Drive PO17 6AR at 7 p.m.  On this 2½ mile walk we will enjoy some of the interesting flora and birds on this urban but attractive chalk downland site.  There will be some steep slopes.  Dogs under firm control welcome.  Suggested donation £1.50.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

 Tuesday 9th July:  Explore to Old Winchester Hill National NR

Meet in the car-park on Winchester Hill Lane SU646214 at 7 p.m.  On this 2 mile walk there will be steep downland slopes with plenty of wild flowers, hopefully birds and if the sun shines possibly butterflies.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £1.50.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 17th July: Walk to Chalton Windmill for Downland birds and flowers
Meet in Blendworth Village centre at 7 p.m.  We will walk from the village on a steady climb onto the downs and Chalton Windmill where we will find  downland wild flowers and birds.  The return walk will involve some country lanes.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £1.50.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Tuesday 23rd July: A Stroll across the Hayling Farms

This 3½ mile walk will take us from the oyster beds to the western shore of Hayling Island past the pretty St Peter's church and thatched cottages and lookig out for the wildlife on the farms and shore.  Meet in the car-park behind the Esso Garage on Havant Rd Hayling  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £1.50.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

 Tuesday 30th July: Catherington Down and Hinton Manor

Join us for a 3½ mile circular walk from Catherington to Hinton Manor and back There will be some hills and country lane and road walking.  Meet in the car park opposite the church on Catherington Lane PO8 0TD at 7 p.m. Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £1.50.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Saturday 31st August:  Chidham Peninsula walk

Meet in the car-park at the southern end of Chidham Lane West Sussex SU792034 PO18 8TD at 09:30 for a walk of about 5 miles round the peninsula shore line and back across the fields to the car-park by about 12;30.  Expect to see some birds so bring binoculars and a telescope if you have them.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

A static map of Chidham peninsula walk

Saturday 12th October: Circumnavigate Titchfield Haven

Meet in the car-park of Bridge St Titchfield PO14 4EA at 09:30 for a 5½ mile walk ending around 14:00
A static map of Circumavigate Titchfield Haven

We will walk for about 5½  miles via the fields and lanes on the east side of the Haven and back via the canal path.  There will be some road walking and a break for refreshments at the Haven (bring or buy).  Bring your binoculars or telescope.  Dogs on short leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Saturday 23rd November: Farlington Marshes walk

Park on one of the parks on the access road from the A27/A2030 roundabout and meet at the west entrance gate of the reserve.SU679044 (PO6 1UN) at 09:30 and join as we wander round the shore of Farlington Marshes at a leisurely pace. We should find plenty of the wintering birds that use Langstone Harbour at this time of the year.  Wrap up well to keep the wind out.  Bring binoculars or even better a telescope.  We should finish by about 12:30.  Dogs on short leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

A static map of Farlington Marshes bird walk

 

 

 

 


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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