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This page was updated at 09:14 on 11Oct2019

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


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  Weather Forecast:  90% chance of rain at start reducing later.  15c.   There are muddy paths en route.

Tuesday 15th October: Langstone Harbour Environment

7.45 p.m.  Join  the Friends of Langstone Harbour for their Annual General Meeting and a talk by Louise Maccallum who is the Harbour Board's environment officer.  7.45 p.m at the Church of the Resurrection hall Brecon Avenue Drayton PO6 2AW

Wednesday 23rd October.  The Knepp Rewilding Project       

7.30-9.30pm at Place: Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant PO9 2RR An illustrated talk on the Knepp Estate rewilding project in West Sussex, by Estate Ecologist Penny Green. Cost: Suggested donation £4 per person  Contact: Andrew Powling 02392 258457 or

Hampshire's Chalk Streams      
Wed 27 Nov

7.30-9.30pm at  Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant PO9 2RR An illustrated talk on the ecology and conservation of Hampshire's nationally important chalk streams by Dr Ben Rushbrook, Senior Ecologist for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.  Cost: Suggested donation £3  Contact: Andrew Powling 02392 258457 or

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

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.