Slepe Heath Nightjar Walks

NEW DATES ADDED
  • Multiple sessions available from 19 Jul 2024 to 30 Jul 2024
  • Slepe Heath

Poole Harbour is a stronghold for Nightjars, and Slepe Heath is no exception! To celebrate these iconic breeding birds, Birds of Poole Harbour are once again hosting a series of Nightjar walks exploring the National Trust's Slepe Heath which is nestled to the north of Hartland Moor and Corfe Castle. Join us to discover the mysterious lifestyles and experience their haunting song ring out across the heathland at dusk.

We'll have time to explore the heath during the golden hour, searching for other heathland specialists like Dartford Warbler, Stonechat, Cuckoo and Hobby while taking in spectacular views of the western reaches of the harbour. As the light fades, the grand finale will be listening to (and hopefully watching!) Nightjars as they become active at dusk, before they head out in to the darkness to forage.

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 400 metres south along Soldiers Road and park by the layby just before 8pm. what3words address: songs.habit.grab
  • Accessibility: Uneven, sandy terrain. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the heath due to the terrain.
  • No public toilets available
  • Please wear suitable clothing according to the conditions. Sturdy, covered shoes recommended - no flip-flops!
  • Dogs are not permitted, with the exception of assistance and guide dogs.
  • Insect repellent recommended
  • Exact route varies, but expect approximately 2km walk at a gentle pace with regular stops

Tickets

Fri 19 Jul - Nightjar Walk - 8pm-late

  • 19 Jul 2024
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Per person

£20.00

£20.00

SOLD OUT

Tue 23 Jul - Nightjar Walk - 8pm-late

  • 23 Jul 2024
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket typePriceQuantity

Per person

£20.00

£20.00

SOLD OUT

Wed 24 Jul - Nightjar Walk - 8pm-late

  • 24 Jul 2024
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket typePriceQuantity

Per person

£20.00

£20.00

SOLD OUT

Tue 30 Jul - Nightjar Walk - 8pm-late

  • 30 Jul 2024
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket typePriceQuantity

Per person

£20.00

£20.00

SOLD OUT

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