Events

We have 10 monthly meetings during the year and these are free for Local Group Members and £4 an evening for visitors who are always welcome. There is a small charge for refreshments.
Our walks are open to all and free though there may sometimes be car parking and entrance fees.
If we need to make changes to or cancel any event, details will be entered on this web site so do please check. We may also have additional events.
For outdoor events, please bring binoculars if you have them and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

March 2020

Wed
4

Indoor Meeting: RSPB Pulborough Brooks - Behind the Scenes

Location: Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Shawford, Winchester. Postcode: SO21 2AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.022907,-1.3279241 (Google map)

A presentation by John Oliver from RSPB Pulborough Brooks.

(Reserve website: rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/pulborough-brooks/)

Time: 7.45 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: No charge for local group members. Visitors £4.

Telephone: 01962 851 821

E-mail: psymes033@gmail.com

Sun
15

Walk at Longparish

Location: Map Ref. SU 425 439. Meet in the car park near St Nicholas Church, opposite the village hall on the B3048. (Nearest postcode: SP11 6PA).
Latitude/longitude: 51.193156,-1.3936093 (Google map)

John Clark is our leader for this walk of about 4 miles in the countryside around the village of Longparish.
Please bring a packed lunch.

Time: 10.00 am - 2.30 pm

Price: No charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

Wed
25

Walk at Highland Water

Location: Map Ref. SU 247 083. Meet at Highland Water car park near Bolderwood. (Nearest postcode SO43 7GQ).
Latitude/longitude: 50.873422,-1.6506915 (Google map)

A woodland walk in the New Forest with Derek Lister, hoping to see lesser spotted woodpecker.

Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm

Price: No charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

April 2020

Wed
1

Indoor Meeting: Franchises Lodge

Location: Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Shawford, Winchester. Postcode: SO21 2AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.022907,-1.3279241 (Google map)

A presentation by Anneka Schofield introducing us to our local reserve.

(Reserve website: rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/franchises-lodge/)

Time: 7.45 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: No charge for local group members. Visitors £4.

Telephone: 01962 851 821

E-mail: psymes033@gmail.com

Sun
19

Walk at Keyhaven

Location: Map Ref. SZ 306 915. Meet at the car park near the Gun Inn at Keyhaven. (Nearest postcode: SO41 0TP).
Latitude/longitude: 50.722324,-1.5678724 (Google map)

Join John Clark for this walk at Keyhaven near Lymington where there are coastal marshes, lagoons and former salt marshes which are particularly important for waders and wintering birds.

(reserve website: hiwwt.org.uk/nature-reserves/lymington-and-keyhaven-marshes-nature-reserve)

Time: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Price: There is no charge for the walk but there is a parking charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

Thu
30

Walk at Titchfield Haven

Location: Map Ref. SU 535 023. At Titchfield Haven, park in the yacht club car park or by the sea wall and meet in the visitor centre. Parking is free, but there is an entrance fee for this HCC reserve. (Nearest postcode: PO14 3JT).
Latitude/longitude: 50.818371,-1.2425226 (Google map)

Join us for a visit to this reserve with Barbara Hillier.

(reserve website: hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/titchfield/visit)

Time: 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Price: No charge for walk. Entrance fee for the Reserve. Free parking.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

May 2020

Wed
6

Indoor Meeting: Sea Bird Fest - Land Bird Famine

Location: Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Shawford, Winchester. Postcode: SO21 2AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.022907,-1.3279241 (Google map)

A presentation by John Eyre.

Time: 7.45 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: No charge for local group members. Visitors £4.

Telephone: 01962 851 821

E-mail: psymes033@gmail.com

Thu
7

Walk at Kings Worthy

Location: Map Ref. SU 482 350. Take 1st fork off Stoke Charity Road going north after crossing the railway bridge. Park at end of the lane. (Nearest postcode: SO21 2RR).
Latitude/longitude: 51.112659,-1.3133469 (Google map)

Join Sue Fox for a walk around her local patch.

Time: 9.30 am to 12 noon

Price: No charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

Thu
28

Walk at Oliver's Battery

Location: Map Ref. SU 458 272. Meet and park at the recreation ground car park, Texas Drive, Oliver's Battery. (Nearest postcode: SO22 4HT).
Latitude/longitude: 51.042824,-1.3469464 (Google map)

Join Martin Keys for an evening walk around his local patch for possible farmland birds and other wildlife.

Time: 6.45 pm

Price: No charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

June 2020

Wed
3

Indoor Meeting: Looking for the Goshawk - the lost raptor

Location: Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Shawford, Winchester. Postcode: SO21 2AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.022907,-1.3279241 (Google map)

A presentation by Conor Jameson on the natural history of this mystery-shrouded bird of prey: how it lives, where it lives and why it might be missing from our lives. His search has taken him to some unexpected places, at home and abroad. His essay on the subject won the BBC Wildlife Nature Writer of the Year and his book, the Roger Deakin Award.

Time: 7.45 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: No charge for local group members. Visitors £4.

Telephone: 01962 851 821

E-mail: psymes033@gmail.com

Thu
4

Walk at the New Forest Reptile Centre

Location: Map Ref. SU 271 071. Park and meet at the centre car park - turn right off the A35 approx 2 miles SW of Lyndhurst (signposted). (Nearest postcode: SO43 7QR).
Latitude/longitude: 50.863156,-1.6178076 (Google map)

Join Barbara Hillier for a visit to the New Forest Reptile Centre and surrounding area.

(centre website: forestryengland.uk/new-forest-reptile-centre)

Time: 10 am to 12.30 pm

Price: No charge for walk. Suggested donation to the centre: £3.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

July 2020

Wed
1

Winchester Local Group AGM & Presentations by Members

Location: Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, Shawford, Winchester. Postcode: SO21 2AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.022907,-1.3279241 (Google map)

Following a short AGM, we will have some presentations by our own members.
Visitors are very welcome to join us.

Time: 7.45 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: No charge for local group members. Visitors £4.

Telephone: 01962 851 821

E-mail: psymes033@gmail.com

Fri
3

Walk in the New Forest looking for nightjars

Location: Map Ref. SU 350 063. Park and meet in Beaulieu Road car park. Turn off the B3056 opposite the Drift Inn (near the station). (Nearest postcode: SO42 7YQ).
Latitude/longitude: 50.855396,-1.5030713 (Google map)

Join Derek Lister for a walk to look for nightjars in the New Forest.

Bring midge cream and a torch!

Time: 8.00 pm to approx. 10.30 pm

Price: No charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com

Thu
23

Walk at Old Winchester Hill

Location: SU 645 215. From Warnford, take Hayden Lane by George and Falcon public house. Park in the first car park on the right at the top of the hill. (Nearest postcode GU32 1HN).
Latitude/longitude: 50.988351,-1.0809517 (Google map)

Join us for our 'Sights and Sounds of Summer' walk with Barbara Hillier.

Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Price: No charge.

Telephone: 01962 862 977

E-mail: rogerclark33@btinternet.com