Ranger Julie’s monthly New Forest walk at Lepe
Our overwintering waders, ducks and geese will soon begin their long journeys back to their northern breeding grounds. We hope to see them one last time when we venture out this month. We will walk along the cliff top and make our way to the Lepe bird hide. From the hide we can look out over the marsh as well as keep an eye and ear out for songbirds.
This walk is intended for anyone who loves spending time on the coast and in nature. You do not need to know anything at all about birds. Children are welcome however the walk will be aimed at adults. Binoculars will be provided for those who would like to use them.
The walk is free but you will need to pay for car parking at Lepe Country Park.
No booking is required. The event will be limited to 20 people maximum, we will operate on a first come first serve basis. Meet in front of the public toilets just outside the Lookout Café at 3pm.
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace.
Please note dogs will not be able to join for this month’s walk as we will be heading into the nature reserve.
Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (we advise a waterproof coat and waterproof trousers in case the rain clouds come to visit us!).
Accessibility statement: This is an outdoor event that includes walking on uneven ground with potential trip hazards. We will walk near a clifftop and on narrow wooded and grassy paths. The walk includes regular stops and will be at a very leisurely pace. When we stop, there will not be anywhere to sit down, although the bird hide does have benches.