Wednesday Morning trips in Dorset and Hampshire

Would you like to join me for short birdwatching trips on Wednesday mornings this spring? We meet on site and everybody pays £8 per person per trip. Open to all. Please book by e-mailing me at


17th January – Poole Park
Meet at the main car park (e.g. for Poole Park cafe/ice rink (The Ark). BH15 2SF.

24th January  – Upton Country Park
Meet at the car park, signposted off A35 just west of Poole. BH17 7BJ.

31st January – Chesil Beach and Portland Harbour
Meet at (paying) car park for Chesil Beach Centre,  Portland Beach Road, Portland DT4 9XE (Grid ref: SY 668755)

21st February – Crichel Lake
A lovely spot just north of Wimborne with a range of farmland and water birds. From the B3078 Wimborne-Cranborne Road take the minor road signposted to Witchampton. Follow the road (Witchampton Lane) round to New Town and park between the gate and the end of the road – by the cricket pitch is ideal. ST 993072  BH21 5AL

28th February – Maiden Castle, Dorchester
Park at main car park, at end of Maiden Castle Road, accessible from B3147 (Weymouth Avenue) south of the centre of Dorchester. SY 668889 (approx. DT2 9PP)

7th March – Wilverley Inclosure, New Forest
Just south-east of Burley. Take turning off A35 for Burley, but instead of proceeding towards town, follow opposite direction towards Sway and Brockenhurst. After about a mile, turn left at T-junction and then park in car park on left beyond the plantation and triangle (Wilverley Plain). SU253010 (Burley Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7UP).

14th March – Ballard Down, Swanage
Meet at Ballard Down Stores, Redcliffe Road, Swanage BH19 1NE (SZ 029803).

28th MarchHengistbury Head
Meet at the main (paying) car park by the Centre and cafe (BH6 4EN) at the end of Broadway, a road off the B3059 just south of Tuckton Bridge. SZ 163911

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