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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.

 

Tuesday April 10th 10.00am - 1.00pm:  Hello Spring

We will head off over the hill and down the lanes in search of environmental interest whilst taking a bracing walk.  Meet at the east gate of Fort Widley at 10:00.  Details from Richard Jones 023 9238 9623

Wednesday 2nd May: Gunner Point flowers walk

Come and walk round Gunner Point Hayling where we should find plenty of spring flowers including orchids. About 2½ miles.   Meet at 7 p.m. in the Gun site car-park off Ferry Lane Hayling SZ700994.  PO11 0BY.   Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 9th May:  Butser Hill for flowers and birds

Come for a 1½ mile hilly walk on the top of Butser Hill enjoying spring flowers probably including orchids and maybe a cuckoo.  Meet at 7 p.m. on the side of Limekiln Lane SU710198.  PO8 0QA   Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 16th May: Old Winchester Hill walk.

Come for a two mile walk on this national nature reserve seeking chalk grassland flowers  There will be some steep climbs.  Meet at 7 p.m. in the car-park at SU645214.  GU32 1HW   Suggested donation £2.  Leader Andrew Powling   023 9225 8457 or APowling@btinternet.com

Wednesday 23rd May: Brook Meadow and the Ems walk.

On a walk of about 2½ miles we will wander round the Brook Meadow reserve and then follow the River Ems to Westbourne and back.  Meet in the car-park behind Tesco in Emsworth at 7 p.m. SU750059.  PO10 7DB   Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

May 27th & 28th:  Gilbert White House Nature Festival

Join us for our annual Nature Festival back for it’s 3rd year!  Our Nature Festival starts with an exploration of animals and landscapes in the evening at 5pm Sunday.  During Monday 28th we will be joined by even more nature and wildlife organisations and experts who will be running activities, stalls, talks and tours throughout the day! Stay tuned for more information!   http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=nature-festival-2018%2F&event_date=2018-05-27 

Wednesday 30th May: Explore the countryside around Racton & Hambrook

On this 3½ mile walk we will explore farmlands and woods looking for flowers and birds.  Please check near date in case there are changes - the site where we used to find nightingales has may be under development.  Meet at 7 p.m. in Marlpit Lane Woodmancote SU782078.  PO10 8EQ.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 13th June: Walk on Milton Common and the harbour shore.

Meet in the car park at the end of Locksway Road Portsmouth SZ677998.  PO4 8LT at 7 p.m.  Come and walk the shore of Langstone Harbour and loop round Milton Common.  There should be some bird life and hopefully some flowers.   Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 20th June:  Warblington shore and the oyster beds

Walk the shore from Warblington to the oyster beds and return.  Mainly for birds.  Meet at 7 p.m. in the car-park by Warblington Church SU728054. PO9 2TU  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Tuesday June 26th 10.00am - 1.00pm: Flowers and insects

The flowers and insects of summer should be on display. We will take a wander over Portsdown looking for them.  Meet at the east gate of Fort Widley at 10:00.  Details from 023 9238 9623

Wednesday 4th July:  Glow-worms on Portsdown

After a short walk on Portsdown we will search for glow-worms on our way back to our cars.  Two to three miles with some slopes.  Meet at 8.30 p.m.  Park carefully and meet at the junction of Gilman Rd and Grant Road Drayton.  PO6 1AN  Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 11th July:  Walderton walk

Meet at the junction of the B2146 and the road to Walderon.  SU787104.  PO18 9EA for a 4 mile walk in the West Sussex countryside looking for birds and flowers.  There will be some slopes.   Suggested donation £2.  Leader john Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 18th July: Paulsgrove chalk pit walk.

Meet at the junction of the B2146 and the road to Walderon.  SU787104.  PO18 9EA for a  4 mile walk in the West Sussex countryside looking for birds and flowers.  There will be some slopes.  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

 


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.

 

 


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