Heath Week - 24th to 30th July

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Heath Week is a week of events to celebrate and highlight our amazing and precious heathlands.

This year we've teamed up with partners and colleagues to bring you a series of both virtual and live events (Covid allowing) and we very much hope you'll join us!

Watch this space for events coming up. Links to join and view will be added nearer the date. 

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Sat July 24th 

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust will be hosting an information stall at St Catherine’s Hill. Plus, there will be short guided walks available and warden on site. 10am – 2pm. Click here for more information.

 

Join our warden,

Amy, as she goes

on a nightjar walk

in one of our Dorset forests. Please note, this is a virtual event.

Tues July 27th 

Sarah, our education

officer, takes us on a virtual heathland exploration to discover the animals that live there. For the Key Stage 1 age group. 

Sam's sad day

Sam the sand lizard

has had a really difficult day. Join Sarah to find out what's happened! A story for younger children.

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust will be hosting an information stall at Ferndown. Plus, there will be short guided walks and a warden on site.

10am – 2pm. Click here for more information.

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                            In addition                              to our local                              events, our                              colleagues at the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership are hosting their own series of great events.  

Click here to see what they're all up to!

Sun July 25th 

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust will be hosting an information stall at St Catherine’s Hill. Plus, there will be short guided walks available and warden on site. 10am – 2pm. Click here for more information.

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Get involved with

our Leave Only Paw

Prints litter pick from

10am - 4pm at Hengistbury Head. Be part of our Bucket Brigade litter pickers on this self-led event. Buckets and pickers for collection from the courtyard outside the visitor centre.

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Mon July 26th 

The multi-award winning

folk duo, Ninebarrow

take us on a musical

heathland journey created

especially for us, with

their hauntingly beautiful

'Nestle down', an ode to

the Dartford warbler.

Meet the team

Come and meet the UHP team at Hengistbury Head where we'll have a pop up stall. You'll also be able to meet the Dorset Dogs team and Lin from Firewise for a chat and to hear about what we're all doing. 10am - 2pm.

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Weds July 28th 

 

Instagram and Twitter takeover of @Dorsetheaths by inspiring botanist, author and science communicator  @Leifbersweden aka The Orchid Hunter

Meet the team

Come and meet the UHP team at Hengistbury Head where we'll have a pop up stall. You'll also be able to meet the Dorset Dogs team and Lin from Firewise for a chat and to hear about what we're all doing. 10am - 2pm.

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust will be hosting an information stall at Parley Common. Plus, there will be short guided walks and a warden on site.

10am – 2pm. Click here for more information.

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Thurs July 29th 

Birds of Poole Harbour

are running their popular Slepe Heath Nightjar Experience from 8pm to late. Click here for more information and to book. Limited spaces.

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust is hosting two family nature walks, by booking only. 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.

Venue TBC. Click here for more information and to book.

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Fri July 30th   

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust will be hosting an information stall at Great Ovens. Plus, there will be short guided walks and a warden on site. 10am – 2pm. Click here for more information.

We round off the week with a

wonderfully relaxing mindfulness walk around the heathland. Please note, this is a virtual event. 

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