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Dark-bellied brent geese flying overhead

Event details

Date: 8 January 2023

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Location: Northney, Hayling Island

Northney Winter Wildlife Walk

This is a short and gentle walk with plenty of time to stop and enjoy the 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.

Northney is home to important habitats including saltmarsh and mudflats which attracts many different species of overwintering birds. Some of the species we hope to see include dark-bellied brent geese, wigeon, teal, redshank, curlew, oystercatcher, black-tailed godwit and grey plover.

The walk is aimed at those who are new to, or less-experienced at bird watching. Families and children are 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.

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

Event Information

Meeting place: Northney Car Park, Northney Road, Hayling Island PO11 0ND. Link to location on Google Maps – Look out for our rangers in their blue uniform. Please note this is a small car park, alternative roadside parking can be found nearby.

Duration: The walk is around a mile long in total and will last up to 2 hours at a leisurely pace with regular watching stops.

Accessibility: This is an outdoor event in a public space. Whilst we will be following the footpath, some of it is uneven in places. Winter weather can also mean damp or muddy conditions so sensible footwear is required.

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.