Nightjar walks at Arne

Wednesday 6 June to Wednesday 25 July

8 pm-10.30 pm

Price: RSPB members £10 walk only, or £20 including 2-course meal. Non-members £12 walk only, or £22 including 2-course meal.

Booking essential

Stop Press: Our nightjar walks our now fully booked for this season. 

If you would like to receive advance notice (by invitation) for next season's walks please e-mail

Nightjar are truly bizarre birds and Arne is one of the best places in the UK to see them. 

Folklore has named them Goat Sucker, Corpse Fowl and Scissor Grinder. Come along to witness the nightjar at one of its UK strongholds

Experience their eerie calls and hopefully catch a glimpse of this magical bird.

There will also be midges about so come prepared. 

Booking essential via Eventbrite, here.

This year there is an option to book a two-course meal beforehand in the RSPB Arne cafe included in the event, with vegetarian and vegan options available too.


RSPB Arne nature reserve. For directions use the Post Code or the Sat Nav co-ordinates at the top right of this page.

Full list of dates

  • Wednesday 6 June 2018
  • Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Wednesday 20 June 2018
  • Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Wednesday 4 July 2018
  • Wednesday 11 July 2018
  • Wednesday 18 July 2018
  • Wednesday 25 July 2018

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 50.689735955439005, -2.0412790775299072 (Google Maps)
  • Postcode: BH20 5BJ
  • County: Dorset

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