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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.

 

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 john@havantnature.net

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

Wednesday 14th February:  Wildlife Trust Update

Hazel Fotheringham from HWT will give us a flavour of the many activities that the trust is involved in.  7.45 at the the Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue Drayton  PO6 2AW  Admission £2

 

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 john@havantnature.net

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.   7.45 at the the Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue Drayton  PO6 2AW  Admission £2

 

Wednesday 14th March:  Water Voles of the Meon Valley

Elaina whittaker-Slark will tell us about the reintroduction of Water Voles to a stretch of the River Meon.

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 john@havantnature.net

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.

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

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

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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