Multiple sessions available from 9 Jun 2022 to 28 Jul 2022

Slepe Heath, meet at main western access gate along Soldiers Road, United KingdomView map

Birds of Poole Harbour have partnered with the Purbeck National Trust team once again to explore the scenic Slepe Heath which is nestled to the north of Hartland Moor and Corfe Castle. The southern heaths of Poole Harbour are a stronghold for Nightjar - and Slepe Heath is no exception! This mysterious bird leads an unusual lifestyle and their haunting song ring out across the heathland at dusk. Join us to learn about and see some of the important areas for these heathland specialists whilst taking in stunning views out across the Wareham Channel. The grand finale will be listening to (and hopefully watching!) Nightjars as they become active at dusk, before heading out in to the darkness to feed.

Additional Information

  • Meeting place: Slepe Heath western access gate along Soldiers Road.
  • Directions by car (from Wareham): Head west along Arne Rd and take the right hand turn half a mile after Ridge (the junction features a cattle grid). Drive 200m south along Soldiers Road and park by the layby just before 8pm. what3words address: songs.habit.grab
  • Accessibility: Uneven, sandy terrain. No wheelchair access.
  • No public toilets available
  • Please wear suitable clothing according to the conditions. Sturdy, covered shoes advisable. No flip-flops!
  • Please bring water and refreshments with you if needed
  • No dogs allowed
  • Mosquito spray/balm advisable

Thu 09 Jun - Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience - 8pm to late

9 Jun 202220:00 - 22:30Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Thu 16 Jun -Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience - 8pm to late

16 Jun 202220:00 - 22:30Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Thu 23 Jun - Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience - 8pm to late

23 Jun 202220:00 - 22:30Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Thu 30 Jun - Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience - 8pm to late

30 Jun 202220:00 - 22:30Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Thu 07 Jul - Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience - 8pm to late

7 Jul 202220:00 - 22:30Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Thu 14 Jul - Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience - 8pm to late

14 Jul 202220:00 - 22:30Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Thu 21 Jul - Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience - 8pm to late

21 Jul 202220:00 - 22:30Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00

Thu 28 Jul - Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience - 8pm to late

28 Jul 202220:00 - 22:30Add to calendar

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Per person£15.00