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Curlew in flight at Bembridge

Event details

Date: 30 January 2023

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Location: St Helens Duver & Bembridge Harbour, Isle of Wight

St Helens Duver/Bembridge Harbour, Isle of Wight Wildlife Walk

Join a ranger for a walk around St Helens Duver and Bembridge Harbour on the Isle of Wight and discover more about the wildlife that can be seen around our coast over the winter time.

This is a short and gentle walk with plenty of time to stop and enjoy the views and any wildlife we spot. 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 telescope. This area of coast has important habitats such as saltmarsh and mudflats which attracts many different species of overwintering birds. Some of the species we hope to see include curlew, oystercatchers, redshank, black-tailed godwit and dark-bellied brent geese.

Booking details: All our walks are free, but booking is required as places for this walk are limited to 10 people, so please reserve your place by emailing Ranger Charlotte: 

Event Information

Meeting place: By the old St Helens Church overlooking the beachfront. Link to location on Google Maps:

Parking: There is parking available at St Helens Long Stay Car Park and the National Trust St Helens Duver car park (charges apply at both).

Duration: The walk is around a mile 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. Whilst we will be following the footpath, some of it is uneven in places and involves walking on sandy substrate and grass at times. 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.