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SURREY HEATHLAND PROJECT MAY ACTIVITIES


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. 2 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 conservation work.'

'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 ref: SU899416

'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 james.giles@naturalengland.org.uk
Meet at The Moat car park, Thursley Road, Elstead GU8 6LW

Surrey Heathland Project
020 8541 9149
07968 832563
www.surreyheathlandproject.org.uk

Harrison's ACE Race

In aid of Harrison's Heart Foundation.

Back by popular request on Friday 13th June 2008 at Elstead Village Hall

Booking form from shops around the village or phone 01428 713 939

or see:  http://www.harrisonsheart.org

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