Discover our amazing heaths this summer

Did you know the habitat of our heathlands is as rare as the rainforest?

You can discover these amazingly biodiverse heaths throughout this summer as a series of guided walks takes place.

There is no booking required and dogs on leads are welcome.

The programme will feature a variety of themed walks, all aimed at different audiences, interests and walking levels. It has been made possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage funded Heathlands Reunited Project.

Ranger Kate Dziubinska said: “We, along with our partner organisations, are helping to conserve this important habitat for its biodiversity and landscape. We’re really keen to show people the work that’s been done and how you can enjoy it.

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“With an easy yet beautiful route you will see so much wildlife and interesting features throughout our walks.

“So if you’re local or just visiting, why not take a couple of hours to walk with the rangers and chill out in nature?”

Upcoming walks:

Fri 14th June – 8.30pm -10pm – Heyshott Common, near Chichester, – Nightjar walk

Time: 1.5hrs Distance: 1 mile.

 

Mon 17th June – 10:30am – Lynchmere Common, near Haslemere

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 2.8 miles.

 

Thurs 20th June – 10.30am – Iron Hill, Liphook

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 2 miles.

 

Thurs 11th July – 10:30am – Heyshott Common and The Roughs, near Chichester

Time: 3 hrs Distance: 4 miles.

 

Mon 15th July – 10:30am – Lynchmere Common, near Haslemere

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 2.8 miles.

 

Thurs 18th July – 10.30am – Iron Hill, Liphook

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 2 miles.

 

Fri 2nd August – 10.30am – Lord’s Piece, Fittleworth, West Sussex

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 1.3 miles.

 

Thurs 15th August – 10.30am – Chapel Common, near Fernhurst

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 2 miles.

 

Mon 19th August – 10.30am – Iron Hill, Liphook

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 2.5 miles.

 

Mon 16th September – 10.30am – Iron Hill, Liphook

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 2.5 miles.

 

Thurs 19th September – 10.30am – Chapel Common, near Fernhurst, West Sussex

Time: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 2 miles.

 

Wed 25th September – 10.30am – Ambersham Common, near Chichester

Time: 1 hr Distance: 1 mile.

 

For the full programme visit https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/care-for/heathland/heathlands-reunited/walks-talks/

For more information on particular walks email Heathlands@southdowns.gov.uk