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Events & activities winter 2015/16
POOLE OPEN SPACES
GUIDED WALKS, VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES & OTHER OUTDOOR EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

MORE EVENTS IN POOLE

Upton Country Park events listing at uptoncountrypark.com/events

Poole Tourism events listing at pooletourism.com/events/calendar

Three sites in Poole purchased for people & wildlife by funding raised by The Great Heath Living Landscape project

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The Great Heath Volunteer Work Party: Dunyeat’s Hill

Wednesday

16 December

10am - 3pm

Dunyeat’s Hill

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust for fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors. On this task we’ll be clearing mixed scrub. Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools & training provided.

10am at Gravel Hill South Gate SZ 015 964.

Project details at pooleprojects.net/great-heath-dorset

Winter Birds of Poole Harbour

Saturday

19 December

9am - 12 noon

Holes Bay Nature Park

Discover the wonders of winter bird watching at Poole Harbour with a walk in the Holes Bay Nature Park. Led by The Great Heath Living Landscape team and Birds of Poole Harbour. £3 to include a festive mince pie. Booking essential - for details please visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/iqs/dbitemid.3237/sfa.view/the_great_heath_events.html

Practical Heathland Volunteering Christmas Task

Saturday

19 December

10am - 3pm

Canford Heath

Cut & burn + (bonfire jacket potatoes!) - the invasive Rhododendron along Longleet . Meet at Gate P, Steeple Close, Canford Heath.

Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools, potatoes, tea + coffee provided.

For details & updates please visit ‘Poole Heathlands’ Facebook page.

Email: heathwardens@poole.gov.uk or Tel (voicemail) 01202 262507

Holes Bay Day

Wednesday

30 December

10am - 3pm

Upton Country Park & Holes Bay

Join the Dorset Wildlife Trust Poole Group for the Holes Bay Day - enjoy a Holes Bay stroll, and a chat about the natural history we encounter on the way to Poole to take refreshments before returning to Upton House.

Please wear suitable clothes, bring binoculars and a sense of adventure! Meet at Upton House car park at 10am.

Practical Heathland Volunteering

Saturday

02 January

10am - 3pm

Gate P, Canford Heath

Cut, burn & mesh the invasive Rhododendron along Longleet (and the dog leg if we get it all gone!). Meet at Gate P, Steeple Close, Canford Heath.

Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools, tea + coffee provided.

For details & updates please visit ‘Poole Heathlands’ Facebook page.

Email: heathwardens@poole.gov.uk or Tel (voicemail) 01202 262507

Practical Heathland Volunteering

Saturday

07 January

10am - 3pm

Talbot Heath

Cut & burn (trailer or stack) - the leggy gorse along the eastern paths heading north. Meet at Gate F, East Avenue, Talbot Heath.

Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools, tea + coffee provided.

For details & updates please visit ‘Poole Heathlands’ Facebook page.

Email: heathwardens@poole.gov.uk or Tel (voicemail) 01202 262507

Practical Heathland Volunteering - EXTRA TASK

Wednesday

13 January

10am - 3pm

Arrowsmith Coppice

Cut & burn Rhododendron; we will be joined by the Great Heath Volunteer Work Party on this task. Meet at Arrowsmith Road, 2nd layby on the right.

Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools, tea + coffee provided.

For details & updates please visit ‘Poole Heathlands’ Facebook page.

Email: heathwardens@poole.gov.uk or Tel (voicemail) 01202 262507

Practical Heathland Volunteering: alternate Saturdays

Saturday

16 January

10am - 3pm

Ham Common

Saturday

30 January

10am - 3pm

Ham Common

Saturday

13 February

10am - 3pm

Ham Common

Saturday

27 February

10am - 3pm

Ham Common

Saturday

12 March

10am - 3pm

Ham Common

Saturday

26 March

10am - 3pm

Ham Common

A Burn task, tackling the gorse in the bowl beneath the viewpoint. Meet at Ham Common Viewpoint Car Park (drive through the Rockley Park entrance). Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools, tea + coffee provided.

For details & updates please visit ‘Poole Heathlands’ Facebook page.

Email: heathwardens@poole.gov.uk or Tel (voicemail) 01202 262507

Practical Heathland Volunteering: alternateThursdays

Thursday

21 January

10am - 3pm

Heathland site tbc*

Thursday

04 February

10am - 3pm

Heathland site tbc*

Thursday

18 February

10am - 3pm

Heathland site tbc*

Thursday

03 March

10am - 3pm

Heathland site tbc*

Thursday

17 March

10am - 3pm

Heathland site tbc*

Thursday

31 March

10am - 3pm

Heathland site tbc*

Alternate Thursdays at heathland sites across Poole. For site and task details please visit the ‘Poole Heathlands’ Facebook page. Or contact us by email: heathwardens@poole.gov.uk or tel: (voicemail) 01202 262507.

Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools, tea + coffee provided.

The Great Heath Volunteer Work Party: Upton Country Park

Wednesday

03 February

10am - 3pm

Upton Country Park

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust for fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors. On this task we’ll be carrying out shoreline work with Upton Country Park staff. Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools & training provided.

10am at the bus stop in the main car park.

Project details at pooleprojects.net/great-heath-dorset

The Great Heath Volunteer Work Party: Arrowsmith Road

Wednesday

10 February

10am - 3pm

Arrowsmith Coppice

Join Dorset Wildlife Trust for fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors. On this task we’ll be clearing Rhododendron. Bring warm comfortable clothing, practical footwear and a packed lunch. Tools & training provided.

10am at Arrowsmith Road - 2nd layby on the right.

Project details at pooleprojects.net/great-heath-dorset

Love Dogs… Love Nature

Dorset Dogs is a partnership of land managers promoting responsible dog ownership in Dorset. At present the main emphasis is on heathland, but work is carried out on other habitats when time and money allows. For full details visit www.dorsetdogs.org.uk

Alternate Thursdays & Saturdays

Practical Heathland Volunteering

Download PDF details & dates - October & November 2015