Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience

Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience

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Category: Guided Walks Wildlife & Nature

Date: 17th Jun 2021

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Slep Heath, Arne

Booking Required: Yes

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Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience

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Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience ~ available from 3 Jun 2021 to 29 Jul 2021

Birds of Poole Harbour have partnered with the Purbeck National Trust Team once more to explore the stunning and scenic Slepe Heath which is nestled to the north of Hartland Moor and Corfe Castle. The southern heaths of Poole Harbour are a stronghold for Nightjar – and Slepe Heath is no exception. This mysterious bird and its quirky lifestyle add to their endearing personality and haunting ‘churr’ rings out across the heathland at dusk. Join us to learn about and see some of the important areas for these heathland specialists whilst taking in stunning views out across the Wareham Channel. The grand finale will be listening to (and hopefully watching) Nightjar as they become active at dusk, before they then head out in to the darkness.

8pm to late | 15 spaces per walk
Price: £15 per person

Additional Information

  • Meeting Place – Main western access gate of Slepe Heath along Soldiers Road. Head through the village of Ridge (as if heading to Arne) and take the right hand turn half a mile after Ridge. The turning has a cattle grid on it. Drive 200m south along Soldiers Road and we’ll be meeting in the main access gate layby just before 8pm.
  • Accessibility: Uneven, sandy terrain. No wheelchair access.
  • No public toilets available
  • Please wear suitable clothing according to the conditions. Sturdy, covered shoes advisable. No flip-flops!
  • Please bring water and refreshments with you if needed
  • No dogs allowed
  • Mosquito spray/balm advisable

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Location

Slep Heath
Soldiers Road, Arne, England, BH20 5DU United Kingdom
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