Guided Walk (April)
'Wilderness Wander at Hankley Common' Saturday
26th April, 10 am - 12.30 pm
Explore the extensive open heath of this MoD training area. Find out how people have used the
heaths over the years, and look and listen out for the wildlife that make them their home. Binoculars
recommended. Some steep slopes. 2½ miles.
Meet at Lion's Mouth car park off the Thursley Road (between
Thursley and Elstead villages) GU8 6LW Grid ref: SU890410
Heath Week (24th
May - 1st June)
'A week of fun activities for all the family on a heath
near you. Go on a bog safari or bug hunt, stay up late for a moth night, or meet the cows doing
'Day's End at Thursley Common' Monday
26th May, 7 - 10 pm
Spend an evening exploring this National Nature Reserve looking at wildlife on the heath and
in the bogs, and with luck hear the eerie call of nightjars at dusk. Warm clothing, a torch
and binoculars are recommended. 3 miles.
Meet at The Moat car park, Thursley Road, Elstead GU8 6LW Grid
'Bug Hunts at Frensham Common' Tuesday
27th May, 10.30 am - 12, or 1.30 - 3 pm
Hunt for bugs and discover the fascinating world of heathland insects and spiders with experts
Mike Edwards and Peter Hodge, and the Surrey Heathland Project. Bring the family for a morning
or afternoon at Frensham Common, or bring a packed lunch and stay the whole day. Butterfly nets
and bug pots provided. Booking is recommended:
020 8541 9149.
Meet at the Ranger's Office:
Frensham Great Pond, Bacon Lane, Churt near Farnham, GU10 2QB
'An Evening on the Heath, walk at Farnham Heath'
Saturday 31st May, 8.30 - 10.30 pm
Take an evening walk around Farnham Heath with the RSPB Reserve Manager Mike Coates, looking
out for bats, moths, woodcock and nightjars. Warm clothing and a torch are advisable.
Booking is essential.
Phone Mike Coates on 01252 795632.
Meet at the Rural Life Centre, Reed's Road, Farnham GU10 2DL
'Bog Safari at Thursley Common National Nature Reserve'
Sun 1st June, 10.30 am - 12.30
Join James Giles, Natural England's Reserve Manager for Thursley on a walk looking at the fascinating
plants and animals flourishing in the bog areas. Easy going terrain (sand tracks and board walks)
but please wear sensible footwear and bring sunhat / cream if necessary. Binoculars recommended,
dogs on leads please, no booking necessary.
Further information: 01428 685675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at The Moat car park, Thursley Road, Elstead GU8 6LW
Surrey Heathland Project
020 8541 9149