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Dark-bellied brent geese in flight at sunset

Event details

Date: 18 March 2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Location: Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve, Lymington

Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve – Winter Wildlife Walk

Join our friendly rangers to see what wildlife we can spot around the Normandy Lagoon area of the Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve.

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 at this time of year. 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. The rangers also have spare binoculars for your use.

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

Booking details: All our walks are free, but booking is required as places are limited, so please reserve your place by emailing Ranger Tony:

Event Information

Parking: There is limited parking near The Haven Bar and Restaurant, SO41 3QD. Link to location on Google Maps:

But there is plenty of parking at Lymington and Pennington car park (P&D), Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE. Link to location on Google Maps:  which is a short walk to the meeting point.

Meeting point – Outside The Haven bar and restaurant (SO41 3QD).

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.

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