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This page was updated at 08:28 on 02Oct2018

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


Wednesday 24 October 2017 Birds and Gardens – perfect partners 

An illustrated talk by John Goodspeed, local wildlife expert about garden birds and wildlife and the BTO Garden Bird Watch citizen science scheme.  Warblington School Havant at 7.30.

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@

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@

Wednesday 28 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.  Warblington School Havant at 7.30.

Saturday 2nd February:  Emsworth to Bedhampton shoreline walk

Meet at Bidbury Mead car-park, Bedhampton PO9 3JL at 10:15 or Emsworth Station at 10:49

Catch a train (cost around £2.70) to Emsworth and walk back to Bedhampton.  This linear walk will be about 6 miles along the shore looking for birds.  Bring refreshments or buy at one of the Langstone pubs.  Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them.     If you join at Emsworth busses or trains will get you back.

Please check times with leader nearer the event please as train times may change.  Suggested donation £2.  Well controlled dogs welcome.

Friday 8th March:  Langstone Harbour shoreline walk.

Come for a walk of about 4 miles along the shores and the streams leading into Langstone Harbour looking for birds.  If we are lucky we will spot one or more kingfishers.  There is likely to be some mud.  You may want to bring elevenses.  Meet at the shore end of Southmoor Lane PO9 5JW at 09:30.  Park free at the end of Southmoor Lane or before going under the height barrier.

Leader: John  Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 of


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.