Walks

We have resumed our outdoor activities subject to some restrictions in the interests of Covid safety.

  • Do not attend with Covid symptoms or following contact with Covid infection.
  • Provide contact details to walk leader on request.
  • Observe Covid guidance by maintaining respectful distancing within the group.
  • Avoid sharing of equipment especially optics.
  • Wear a mask when entering hides.
  • Advise walks coordinator if you contract Covid symptons within a few days after a walk.

In severe weather, a meeting may be cancelled. Check with walk leader or field trip co-ordinator Tony Cummins.


Sep
26
Sun
Titchfield Haven NNR @ Titchfield Haven NNR
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
OS: SU 535023 Post Code: PO14 3JT Duration: All day walk. Leader: Brian Directions: From M27, take A27 Fareham turn-off. Follow A27 beyond Fareham then left to Stubbington and Hill Head. Turn right at petrol station to Hill Head. Meet in car park by Yacht Club. Extra parking on sea front. Entrance fee payable and parking charges at both Yacht Club and sea front have recently been introduced. (Alternative route via M27 Exit 9 for Fareham West, Posbrook Land and Meon Shore.) Habitat: Tour of 7 hides either side of the river along well maintained paths. Brief seawatch. Attractions: Breeding bearded tits and avocets. Good site for views of water rail, kingfisher and for summer dragonflies. Amenities: Toilets and café available at the Visitors Centre. Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.
Sep
30
Thu
South Downs / The Burgh @ South Downs/The Burgh
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

OS: TQ 070125
Post Code: RH20 4HW

Duration: All day walk.

Leader: John

Directions: A283 Pulborough to Storrington, then B2139 towards Amberley. After 1½ miles take lane to left marked Kithurst Hill. Use car park at top of hill.

Habitat: Long 5 mile walk on firm chalk downland paths. Muddy if wet.

Attractions: Yellowhammers, skylarks, corn buntings and grey partridges, plus a good variety of raptors.

Amenities: No facilities

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Oct
9
Sat
Farlington Marshes @ Farlington Marshes
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

OS: SU 680044
Post Code: PO6 1UN (nearest)

Duration: Full day walk.

Leader: Simon

Directions: From the A27, take the Southsea exit (A2030) and just past the roundabout traffic lights turn sharp LEFT through entrance to the marshes. There are three parking areas along the track. Meet at the middle car park.

Habitat: Mostly dry, flat, solid paths: a grassy track can be muddy.

Attractions: Brent geese, waders, bearded tits, Cetti’s warblers, water rail

Amenities: Lunch to be carried. Toilets in nearby garage and hotel.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Oct
23
Sat
Black Down (NT) @ Black Down
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

OS: SU 920308
Post Code: GU27 3BJ

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Margo

Directions: From A286 in Haslemere turn left at roundabout onto B2131. After 500 yards turn right up Haste Hill and follow it onto Tennyson Lane. Pass first (small) car park and meet in main (upper) car park.

Habitat: Woodland and open downs. Paths steep in places.

Attractions: Downs walk for autumn migrants – ring ouzel and crossbill possible.

Amenities: None. Bring lunch if desired.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Please note change of date

Oct
28
Thu
Sheapleas @ Sheapleas
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

OS: TQ 084514
Post Code: KT24 6EP

Duration: Half day walk for fungi

Leader: Sara
Directions: Take A246 from Guildford. At West Horsley roundabout turn right. Use car park on left after ¾ mile.

Habitat: Easy walking conditions (2 miles), but can be muddy.

Attractions: Good for fungi identification in late autumn.

Amenities: No facilities.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change on the day. You will be expected to use the walk on such a way as not to place yourself or others at risk and follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Nov
14
Sun
West Wittering @ West Wittering
Nov 14 all-day

OS: SZ 766984
Post Code: PO20 8AT

Duration: Full day walk.

Leader: Tony

Car park charge. Booking in advance via JustPark required.

Directions: Take A286 from Chichester to West Wittering and then turn right to Beach. Meet in far car park at entrance to East Head.

Habitat: Flat paths, on beach, sand dunes and footpath.

Attractions: Sanderling, other waders, sea birds and ducks. Chance of snow bunting in winter.

Amenities: Toilet facilities at car park.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Nov
20
Sat
Puttenham Common @ Puttenham Common
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

OS: SU 913457
Post Code: GU3 1BG

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Christine

Directions: From Puttenham church turn left by pub. After 2 miles before the road passes between two lakes, turn right and park in the Middle Car Park.

Habitat: Paths sandy with little mud, steep in places.

Attractions: Mandarin, woodlark, various lake, woodland and heathland species according to season. Winter finches (and firecrest) possible.

Amenities: No facilities

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Nov
28
Sun
Barn Elms WWT @ Barn Elms WWT
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

OS: TQ 228767
Post Code: SW13 9WT

Duration: Full day walk.

Leader: Brian

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust fee payable.

Directions: From A3 turn left onto A306 (Roehampton Lane). Centre is signed right off Queen Elizabeth Walk.

Habitat: Lakes, reed beds and scrub, walking on level metalled paths between hides.

Attractions: Water birds, bittern, jack snipe, water pipit, peregrine.

Amenities: Bring lunch or use café. Toilets available.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

 

 

 

 

 

Dec
4
Sat
Moor Green Lakes @ Moor Green Lakes
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

OS: SU 806628
Post Code: RG40 3TF

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Simon

Directions: From A31 take A331 and then A30 towards Basingstoke. At roundabout, take B3272 through Yateley to Eversley, where turn right to Finchampstead by cricket ground. After ⅔ mile turn sharp right into small hidden road. Moor Green Lakes car park is ½ mile on the right.

Habitat: Good walking conditions on paths along River Blackwater, but can be wet and muddy.

Attractions: Birds in winter include ducks such as goosander, thrushes and finches, possibly barn owl and raptors.

Amenities: No facilities, but pubs nearby for lunch afterwards.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk

Dec
12
Sun
Frensham Great Pond @ Frensham Great Pond
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

OS: SU 844405
Post Code: GU10 2QD

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Malcolm

Directions: Take A287 south from Farnham towards Hindhead, After Millbridge and Frensham Green turn right into Bacon Lane signposted Frensham Pond Hotel. Turn left into Country Park Visitor Centre after ¾ mile. Car parking charge applies. Advance booking via RingGo advisable.

Habitat: Lake, woodland. Walking conditions generally easy, but can be wet in parts.

Attractions: Water fowl, raptors, gulls, kingfisher, thrushes & finches in winter, waders possible.

Amenities: Toilets at Visitor Centre. Snack-bar operates in summer and some winter weekends.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.