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Heath Week Saturday 24th to Friday 30th July 2021

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Heathland Photography Competition

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Heathland Artworks Trail

  • Available all week and until 31 October
  • Farnham Heath
  • FREE – Suitable for all – Drop-in anytime – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

RSPB logoA trail of temporary art installations celebrating the work of local artists, in a beautiful heathland setting.

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Wildfire Roadshow @ Farnham

  • Saturday 24 July 11am to 2pm
  • Caesar’s Camp, Farnham
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 11am and 2pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Surrey Fire & Rescue Service logoMeet the folk that fight the fires! Get up close to a fire engine or take a closer look at one of the off-road vehicles (subject to availability) Surrey Fire & Rescue Service use to fight wildfires locally. Find out how you can help spread the word and make the countryside a safer place.

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Meet Natalie Light, Dog Trainer and Behaviourist

  • Sunday 25 July 9am to 3pm – Guided walks at 11am and 1pm
  • Yateley Country Park
  • FREE – Suitable for dog owners – Drop-in anytime between 9am and 3pm – Dogs welcome

Heathland Hounds logoDrop in anytime between 9am and 3pm to ask Natalie any niggling doggy questions you have! Or book onto one of two guided training walks (WALKS NOW FULL).

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Zoe’s Sensory Scavenger Hunt

  • Sunday 25 July 11am to 2pm
  • Lightwater Country Park
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 11am and 2pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Thames Basin Heaths Partnership logoBring the family to meet Warden Zoe and try out her “Sensory Scavenger Hunt”. Discover heathland in a different way and get all of your senses tingling.

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Wildfire Roadshow @ Camberley

  • Sunday 25 July 11am to 2pm
  • Barossa, Camberley
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 11am and 2pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Surrey Fire & Rescue Service logoMeet the folk that fight the fires! Get up close to a fire engine or take a closer look at one of the off-road vehicles (subject to availability) Surrey Fire & Rescue Service use to fight wildfires locally. Find out how you can help spread the word and make the countryside a safer place.

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Heath Week Herbivores

  • Tuesday 27 July 11am to 2pm – Mini-guided walks at 11am, 12pm and 1pm
  • Whitmoor Common
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 11am and 2pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Thames Basin Heaths Partnership logoMeet Wardens Rupert, Tim & Ben to discover the history and benefits of grazing the heaths with cattle, goats, ponies & sheep. Free half hour guided walks to meet the livestock.

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Zoe’s Sensory Scavenger Hunt – 2nd date

  • Tuesday 27 July 10am to 2pm
  • Whitmoor Common
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 10am and 2pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Thames Basin Heaths Partnership logoBring the family to meet Warden Zoe and try out her “Sensory Scavenger Hunt”. Discover heathland in a different way and get all of your senses tingling.

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Nightjars & Glow Worms

  • Tuesday 27 July 7:30pm to 10pm
  • Barossa Common
  • SOLD OUT

Surrey Wildlife Trust logoEnjoy a summer evening at Barossa Common to discover the mysterious nightjar and look out for amazing glow worms along the way!

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Three Churrs for Horsell Common

  • Tuesday 27 July 8pm to 10:30pm
  • Horsell Common
  • SOLD OUT

Thames Basin Heaths Partnership logo

As the sun goes down, the magic begins! Explore Horsell Common and discover the secret world of the nightjar – a mysterious bird that remains hidden during the day!

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Official opening of the Yateley Common Nature Trail

  • Wednesday 28 July 10am to 1pm
  • Yateley Country Park
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Hampshire Countryside Service logoExplore the heathlands, woodlands and ponds of Yateley Common on a new 1.25 mile self-guided nature trail! Discover wildlife and collect brass rubbings along the way.

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Mysterious Nightjars (online coffee morning)

  • Wednesday 28 July 10am to 11am
  • Zoom
  • FREE for Surrey Wildlife Trust members & volunteers – Suitable for all

Surrey Wildlife Trust logoDiscover the mysterious world of nightjars with Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Director of Reserve Management, James Herd.

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Heathland’s smaller creatures (a Zoom talk)

  • Wednesday 28 July 7pm to 9pm
  • Zoom
  • FREE – Suitable for all

Horsell Common logoHeathland is noted for certain birds, including nightjar and Dartford warbler, but it’s also important for other creatures, especially bees, wasps and other insects. Find out more about bee wolves, cuckoo bees, tiger beetles, emperor moths and other heathland insects with entomologist Andrew Halstead.

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Three Churrs for Horsell Common – 2nd date

  • Wednesday 28 July 8pm to 10:30pm
  • Horsell Common
  • SOLD OUT

Thames Basin Heaths Partnership logo

As the sun goes down, the magic begins! Explore Horsell Common and discover the secret world of the nightjar – a mysterious bird that remains hidden during the day!

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Bat walk

  • Wednesday 28 July 8:30pm to 10pm
  • Reigate Heath
  • FREE – Suitable for all – No dogs please

Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers logoCelebrate Heath Week with Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers on a bat walk over Reigate Heath. Bat detectors will be provided, so come and discover what bats we have on this Reigate & Banstead Council owned Local Nature Reserve.

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Forestry Finds

  • Thursday 29 July 9am to 3pm – Mini-guided walks at 9:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm
  • Bramshill Forest
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 9am and 3pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Forestry England and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Amphibian and Reptile Group's logoBring the family to meet Wildlife Ranger Simon from Forestry England and reptile expert Pete from HIWARG to see what wildlife we can find in the forest! Excitingly, Pete will have live animals to show you!

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Butterflies & Other Things With Wings

  • Thursday 29 July 10am to 3pm – Mini-guided walks at 11am, 12pm and 1pm
  • Chobham Common
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 10am and 3pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Thames Basin Heaths Partnership logoDiscover the butterflies and other invertebrates you might find on heathland in summer. If the weather is right, Chobham Common offers excellent opportunities to observe butterflies and Mike & Michael will be running mini guided walks, introducing you to amazing species and answering your questions.

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Wildfire Roadshow @ Chobham

  • Thursday 29 July 11am to 2pm
  • Chobham Common
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 11am and 2pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Surrey Fire & Rescue Service logoMeet the folk that fight the fires! Clamber into the cab of a fire engine or take a closer look at one of the off-road vehicles (subject to availability) Surrey Fire & Rescue Service use to fight wildfires locally. Meet one of the crews that fought the major incident at Chobham Common last year in August. Find out how you can help spread the word and make the countryside a safer place.

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Wildfire Roadshow @ Woking

  • Thursday 29 July 11am to 2pm
  • Horsell Common
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 11am and 2pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Surrey Fire & Rescue Service logoMeet the folk that fight the fires! Take a closer look at the fire engines Surrey Fire & Rescue Service use to fight wildfires and meet one of the crews that come out to tackle local incidents. Find out how you can help spread the word and make the countryside a safer place.

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An insect walk on Horsell Common

  • Thursday 29 July 2pm to 4pm
  • Horsell Common
  • FREE – Suitable for all – Some rough ground – No dogs please

Horsell Common logoAn opportunity for a walk with with entomologist Andrew Halstead and a chance to see some of the insects that make heathland such a special habitat. The sand pit on Horsell Common is a hot spot for various solitary bees and wasps, including the bee wolf.

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Twilight on the Moor

  • Thursday 29 July 8pm to 10:30pm
  • Wildmoor Heath
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome by arrangement

BBOWT logoExplore Wildmoor Heath at dusk and encounter some of the creatures that inhabit this twilight world. Encounter the nightjar, a mysterious and fascinating bird that nests here during the summer. And visit our light traps, to see what marvellous moths are being attracted to the lights.

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Marvellous Moths on the Moor

  • Friday 30 July 7am to 10am
  • Wildmoor Heath
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 7am and 10am – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

BBOWT logoBucks, Berks and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers will have their light traps out on Wildmoor Heath all night. Come along in the morning to see the stunning moths they’ve found!

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Discovering nature with your phone! @ Wildmoor Heath – CANCELLED

  • Friday 30 July – Walks leaving at 11am, 12pm and 1pm
  • Wildmoor Heath
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – No dogs please

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If you’ve ever been out on a walk and weren’t sure what you’ve seen or heard, find out how your phone can help!

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Reptile Roadshow

  • Friday 30 July 11am to 3pm – Mini-guided walks at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
  • Ockham Common
  • FREE – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – Drop-in anytime between 11am and 3pm – Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation logoCome and meet the team from Amphibian & Reptile Conservation. They’ll be showcasing some of our amazing native species with live amphibians and reptiles!

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Chobham Great Camp Guided Walk

  • Saturday 31 July 2pm – 4pm
  • Chobham Common
  • FREE, but donations to the Chobham Commons Preservation Committee welcome. Suitable for everyone able to comfortably walk on heathland tracks for around 3 miles, with a steep hill at one point. Families with school-age children. Not suitable for pushchairs or mobility scooters. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

Chobham Commons Preservation Committee logoJoin the Chobham Commons Preservation Committee on a free guided walk exploring historic Chobham Common.

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Big Wild Sleep Out 2021

  • Saturday 31 July 3pm – Sunday 1 August 9am
  • Farnham Heath
  • Ticketed event – Suitable for all, especially families with school age children – No dogs please

RSPB logoJoin the RSPB for a unique family event, camping out in nature’s home and sleeping beneath the stars! Enjoy RSPB Farnham Heath like never before.

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Heather restoration volunteer task

  • Sunday 1 August 10am to 3pm
  • Reigate Heath
  • FREE – Suitable for all – No dogs please

Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers logoCelebrate Heath Week with Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers by joining in with their conservation work at Reigate Heath.

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A bit further afield

Did you know Heath Week is a national event? Click on the logos to find out what our colleagues in other parts of the country are up to…

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Dorset

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Southdowns National Park

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East Devon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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