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Wildlife Walks and Talks 


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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 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

Wednesday 24th January: Plants & Insects of Portsdown Hill

An illustrated talk by Richard Jones, Portsdown Countryside Officer, on the wildlife of Portsdown Hill.  7.30 p.m. at Warblington School

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

Wednesday 28th February: The future of Freshwaters

An illustrated talk by ali Morse of the Wildlife Trust about Hampshire's rivers and the threats they face.  7.30 p.m. at Warblington School.

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

Wednesday 28th March: Wildlife of Titchfield Haven

Gordon Small will bring us an illustrated talk about the reserve at the mouth of the River Meon.  7.45 at Warblington School.




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.