Forthcoming walks and events

Walks programme restarting

We now have a programme of HOS walks in place. In light of covid restrictions it will be necessary to book a place on these. Please do so either by emailing walks@hos.org.uk or phoning Annette Clayson, the HOS Walks Co-ordinator on 07980 976748.

Please adhere to the current Covid rules which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Please note some details are not currently known, but will be added when available.

Leader Time and Date Location – start grid reference and name Max. numbers Length of walk in time Length of walk in distance  
Julian Moseley

(023 8077 9850)

25/09/2021 Durlston Country Park
SZ029773
No max 10.30-3.30pm
Cliff path is uneven and broken in places and there is a short (600m) section which is very steep (1 in 4/5) so people need to be sure they can cope with the gradient. I shall be available on the day on my mobile 07900 381051. Loos available but please wear a mask whilst using them.
Kevin Stouse

(07510 600808)

26/09/2021

9.30

Farlington Marshes

Meet SU675043, Car park off the A2030/A27 roundabout – car park is signposted on the roundabout. Once parked proceed to Reserve entrance to meet up with rest of group. NB this car park can be prone to theft so please do NOT leave any valuable items in your car

30 9.30-2pm
A walk round the Marshes in search of Migrant birds. Bring Coffee/Lunch
Ted Barnes

(07811 049281)

09/10/2021 Portland Bill

Meet in the Cheyne Weares Car Park DT5 2EG for this circular walk around the Bill. 

10 10.00am until approx. 3.30pm 4.5 miles
Species expected – late returning summer migrants, seabirds and peregrine falcon. Bring coffee /lunch. There will be an opportunity to sea watch during the lunch break. Walk category B.

Because of the lack of cover this walk is subject to local weather conditions. Participants are to phone leader the evening before to confirm walk is going ahead. 

Walk is generally easy going apart from beginning and end where there is a short rocky steep  pathway. There are some minor inclines and an area which can be very muddy after rain. Stout footware is recommended.  The only toilet facility available is at the lunch break which is basically in the middle of the walk.

Kevin Stouse

(07510 600808)

24/10/2021

9.30

Warblington to Hayling Oyster beds.

Meet At Warblington Church carpark (SU 728054)

30 9.30 – 1.30  
A walk along the shore to Hayling Oyster beds in search of Migrant/Early winter birds.Bring coffee/lunch
Andy Collins

(07534 788233)

07/11/2021

9.00 am

 

Weston Shore

Meet at the main car park with a visitor centre, shop, cafe and toilets.
SO19 9TA

10 2 to 3 hours 2 miles
Easy walk, mixture of tarmac path and shoreline, flat. Southampton water. Visible migration, seabirds, waders, gulls.
Tom Jordan

(07914 318031)

13/11/2021

9.30

Cheesefoot Head

Meet in the car park off the A272 (SU529277)

15 9.30-12 4 miles
This walk will cover farmland and download habitats. Likely species include a variety of buntings, finches, raptors and other farmland birds. There will be some moderate ups and downs and the possibility of mud if it has rained. There are no facilities on this walk.
Kevin Stouse

(07510 600808)

21/11/2021

9.30

Winter birds at Farlington Marshes

Meet at Broadmarsh Car Park– (Map ref. SU699055)

NB the road layout means you can not do a right hand turn into the car park – continue up Harts farm way to next entrance to u-turn and come back to car park entrance. Correct car park has concrete blocks in it.

9.30 – 2 5 miles
Bring coffee/lunch
Kevin Stouse

(07510 600808)

12/12/2021

9.30

Warblington Shore to Budds Farm

Meet at Warblington Church carpark (SU 728054)

9.30 – 1.30 3 miles
 A walk along the shore to Budds Farm sewage works in search of winter birds waders and wildfowl. Bring coffee/Lunch
Kevin Stouse

(07510 600808)

23/1/2022

9.30

Warblington Shore to Hayling Oyster beds

Meet At Warblington Church carpark (SU 728054)

9.30 – 1.30 3 miles
A walk along the shore to Hayling Oyster beds in search of winter birds waders and wildfowl. Bring coffee/Lunch