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Event details

Date: 28 January 2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Location: Hook with Warsash Nature Reserve, Fareham, Southampton

This event is now fully booked. Please see our Events page for details of other upcoming events and activities

Hook with Warsash – Winter Wildlife Walk

Join our friendly rangers to see what wildlife we can spot around the Hook with Warsash Nature Reserve area.

This is a relatively short and gentle walk with plenty of time to stop and enjoy the wonderful wildlife that can be seen around our coast over the winter time. Our rangers will be on hand to guide and show you the birds spotted along the way.

The walk is aimed at those who are new to, or less-experienced at bird watching. Families and children are always welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Bring binoculars if you have them but don’t worry if you don’t, you can enjoy views of the birds through the ranger’s telescopes.

Some of the species we might see include dark-bellied brent geese, wigeon, dunlin, oystercatcher, black-tailed godwit and greenshank – you might even see the local harbour seal!

Booking details: This walk is now fully booked. If you have any questions please email Ranger Tony: anthony.knox@hants.gov.uk

 

Event Information

Parking: There is parking in Passage Lane car park and Shore road car park (P&D).  Link to location on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/e149pzKGspC5qmYz9 (Passage Lane) & https://goo.gl/maps/rccx1zkDWSxkDfuK7 (Shore Road)

Meeting point – Outside the Rising Sun pub on Shore Road.

Duration: The walk is around 2.5 miles long in total and will last up to 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace with regular watching stops.

Accessibility: This is an outdoor event in a public space. The route is mostly gravel but some of the ground is uneven in places. There can also be some standing water (puddles) along the path and damp underfoot, therefore sensible footwear is essential.

Dogs: We welcome well behaved dogs on our walks but they must be kept on a short lead at all times.

Clothing: Please wear sturdy/sensible shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (we advise warm layers and a waterproof coat!).

Our outdoor walks and activities are weather dependant. We aim to let you know by email in good time if a walk is cancelled due to bad weather. Please check your emails before leaving home.