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Events & activities spring / summer 2016
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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Borough of Poole Survey Walk

Thursday

19 May

10am - 12pm

Canford Heath

Birds & Reptiles survey.

Meet at the kissing gate at Culliford Crescent, opposite Knowlton Road

Park along the road at Culliford Crescent, opposite Knowlton Road

Urban Heaths Partnership Heathwatch information event

Saturday

21 May

10am - 3pm

Hamworthy Fire Station

For anyone who enjoys our heathland. Could you help us by reporting anything you see while out and about on the heath? Information on what to report and who to call.

Please book via urbanheaths@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meet at Hamworthy Fire Station, 435-439 Blandford Road, BH15 4JN

Park there are some spaces at the rear of the building

The Great Heath Practical Heathland Volunteering

Wednesday

25 May

10am - 3pm

Merley Hall Farm

Tackling Himalayan balsam.

Bring wellies if possible (a stream cuts through the site)

Meet at the farmyard half-way down on the east side of Ashington Lane. SZ00239836

Park there is limited parking at the farmyard, and also in small laybys along the path

Borough of Poole Practical Volunteering

Saturday

18 June

10am - 3pm

Merley Hall Farm

Tackling Himalayan balsam.

Bring wellies if possible (a stream cuts through the site)

Meet at the farmyard half-way down on the east side of Ashington Lane. SZ00239836

Park there is limited parking at the farmyard, and also in small laybys along the path

Borough of Poole Nightjar Walk

Wednesday

29 June

8.30pm

Canford Heath

£4 per person, kids go free. We charge for this event to help generate some income for volunteer equipment.

Part of the walk will join the Stour Ringing Group, who are collecting data on Nightjars for the British Trust for Ornithology & Borough of Poole; there may be an opportunity to see this amazing bird up close.

Meet at the kissing gate at Culliford Crescent, opposite Knowlton Road

Park along the road at Culliford Crescent, opposite Knowlton Road

Borough of Poole Nightjar Walk

Thursday

14 July

9pm

Corfe Hills

£3 per person, kids go free. We charge for this event to help generate some income for volunteer equipment.

Meet entrance for footpath No. 5 Higher Blandford Road. SY99879661

Park mindfully on surrounding streets e.g. Widworthy Drive

The Great Heath Survey Walk

Wednesday

20 July

10am - 12pm

Canford Heath

Wildlife survey.

Meet at the kissing gate at Culliford Crescent, opposite Knowlton Road

Park along the road at Culliford Crescent, opposite Knowlton Road

The Great Heath & Borough of Poole ‘Wild About Poole’

Saturday

23 July

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Baiter

A fun, free event to discover and celebrate the nature on our doorstep. Join us for owls, mini-beasts, marine life, wildlife gardening, crafts, face painting, cycling and lots of fun with the amazing Great Heath Roadshow van.

Meet at Baiter, Harbourside Park, Catalina Drive, BH15 1TQ

Park there is a large car park … or better yet, ride your bike!

Dorset Dogs Festival

Saturday

30 July

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Upton Country Park

The annual celebration of dogs, green spaces and the countryside. Fun-filled day with stalls, a fun dog show, children’s activities, guided walkies around the new off-lead fields, and the opportunity for your dog to have a go at agility.

Meet at Upton Country Park, on the front lawn

Park there is ample parking on site … or cycle via the Castleman Trailway!

The Great Heath Practical Heathland Volunteering

Thursday

28 July

10am - 3pm

Alder Hills

Path cuts.

Meet at the steps by the Community Centre

Park at the Community Centre car park by Sainsburys

Borough of Poole Survey Walk

Thursday

25 August

10am - 12pm

Bourne Valley

Butterfly survey.

Meet at Gate G, St Brelades Avenue BH17 4JR

Park along St Brelades Avenue BH17 4JR

Borough of Poole Practical Volunteering

Saturday

27 August



Details to be confirmed

The Great Heath Practical Heathland Volunteering

Wednesday

14 September

10am - 3pm

Turlin Moor

Reed cuts & litter.

Meet at the vehicle access gate, Foreland Road

Park mindfully on surrounding streets

Borough of Poole Practical Volunteering

Thursday

22 September

10am - 3pm

Canford Heath

Rhodie cut.

Meet at Gate P, Steeple Close BH17 9BL

Park mindfully on surrounding streets

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

This summer season we have organised one practical task and one survey walk each month, and many of the events involve The Great Heath partnership; there’s always less practical work to do in summer, so we’re sharing! This also means that staff and volunteers from both Borough of Poole and The Great Heath will be present at these activities.

There is also some fabulous free fun to be had during July at Wild About Poole and Dorset Dogs Festival