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Events and Activities

Shortheath and Binswood Health Walk

19 March 2019

Meeting at Shortheath Common Car Park which is located off Oakhanger Road, near Bordon. Besides the small car park there are no facilities on the walk route. Managed by the Hampshire Countryside Service, Shortheath Common is a (SAC) Special Area of Conservation that contains a range of landscapes on sandy, acidic soils. The 58ha site contains heathland, a threatened habitat with a mixture of plants like bell heather, gorse and purple moor grass. Shortheath is home to endangered wildlife found exclusively on heaths. This includes the Field Cricket, which performs mating calls by rubbing its wings together and only makes its burrows at a few heathland sites. To help protect wildlife, bag and bin your dog poo whilst visiting Shortheath. Grid Reference: SU 775368

Starting at the edge of Shortheath Common, the walk explores the eastern and northern edges of Binswood, a Woodland Trust site of ancient woodland more than 400 years old, which is managed by the traditional method of grazing by commoners’ stock. The route then crosses the western part of Binswood and re-enters Shortheath Common, visiting […]

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Graffham Common Health Walk

20 March 2019

Graffham Common. The meeting point is at Graffham Recreation ground. (,-0.6756) Owned and managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Graffham Common is a prime example of heathland located between Midhurst and Petworth. One interesting plant, the brightly coloured and carnivorous sundew grows at Graffham, as well as the distinctive heather and purple moor grass that paint the landscape purple during summer. In the past the site was used for the training ahead of the D-Day landings and there are still signs today of ancient Bronze Age burial grounds. More recently, grazing has been re-introduced to the site to conserve the habitat so please keep dogs on the lead around the cattle. Grid reference: SU 931176

Moderately strenuous walk exploring the charming village and the lovely sandy Graffham Common. Organised by HeartSmart health walks and supported by Heathlands Reunited and Chichester Wellbeing. There are 5 stiles on the walk route. Total distance: 4 miles. Moderately paced walk.

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‘Inspired by nature’ art workshop – an introduction to drawing wildlife

24 March 2019

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve

Spend a day learning how to capture on paper the colours, textures and movement of wildlife in this workshop led by RSPB staff member and artist Emily Summers. You’ll be shown basic drawing techniques that can be applied to any subject, and have the opportunity to work on a detailed piece inspired by the wildlife […]

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Lord’s Piece Health Walk

27 March 2019

The meeting point is at Lord's Piece Car Park. Grid Reference: SU 98997 17368

A gentle circular walk taking in a variety of wildlife, with views of open heaths and rolling downland landscape near Pulborough. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome to come along. Suitable for pushchairs (however there is a kissing gate at start to get onto site) and off road trampers, but not wheelchairs. The […]

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Chapel Common Health Walk

28 March 2019

By Car- From B2070 (Rake to Liphook) take turning north, 0.25 mile after Rake CofE School, towards Langley Court (post code GU33 7JL). Parking area 200m along track on right hand side (Grid Ref SU813282)

This FREE walk is organised as part of our Heathlands Reunited project. Chapel Common is one of the best examples of lowland heathland in Sussex. Join Andy on this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for a 2miles walk. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. A level, easy going walk on heathland tracks, […]

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Mums Can Do

30 March 2019 to 31 March 2019

Located in the heart of the South Downs national park, our Museum is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. With 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, you can discover the South’s working past. Exhibits include a working print shop, which is the only one of its kind in the South of England. The BT Connected Earth exhibit shows the history of communications, with interactive displays for all ages to enjoy. Our lime kilns are scheduled ancient monuments, which date back to when the site was once a working chalk quarry. The Life of Lime exhibition shows the history of the chalk quarry and its importance in Sussex’s industrial working past. Our Museum is also home to traditional crafts people such as the blacksmith. There is also a pottery on site, where our resident potters will showcase their skills on selected days. We have our own narrow gauge railway, which you can ride and explore around the site, with many different locos from steam, electric and diesel. We also have a historic bus service which takes you on a ride within our 36 acre site. With our own on-site café serving locally sourced produce, and many picnic areas. Our Museum is accessibility friendly and dogs are also welcome. Our private car park is located next to Amberley railway station. Amberley Industrial Museum is a great day out in Sussex for all the whole family.

There is much to do at Amberley Industrial Museum this weekend for mum. Enjoy a fun packed weekend where mums can experience activities such as pottery, train driving and bus conducting. For mums of all ages (mums visit for free with a full paying child), so bring the whole family for a fun day out. […]

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Mother’s Day at Bolney Wine Estate

31 March 2019

Treat your Mother to a Vineyard Tour this year. On this special occasion, we would love for you to join us on one of our tours. We will be adding a 'sweet treat' tasting plate paired with our award-winning wines on our Taster Tour, or join us on our Afternoon Tea tour. Or book a table in our café and get a free glass of Bolney Bubbly for your mother. (One glass free per table booking) 11.30am Taster Tour - £16.00 per person 1.30pm Afternoon Tea Tour - £34.50 per person

Treat your Mother to a Vineyard Tour this year. On this special occasion, we would love for you to join us on one of our tours. We will be adding a ‘sweet treat’ tasting plate paired with our award-winning wines on our Taster Tour, or join us on our Afternoon Tea tour. Or book a […]

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Birdsong Masterclass – special edition

03 April 2019

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature rseserve

A combination of a ‘not quite dawn chorus’ and our birdsong masterclass with a delicious breakfast bap, tea & coffee sandwiched in the middle! We’ll begin with an hour or so out on the reserve enjoying the birdsong, which is at its best in the morning, before returning to the centre for breakfast. We’ll follow […]

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Easter Bunny Trail

06 April 2019 to 22 April 2019

Find the bunnies hiding in our gardens, using your orienteering skills.

Find the bunnies hiding in our gardens, using your orienteering skills.

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Reptile Ramble (for adults)

06 April 2019

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve

We’ll begin by introducing you to the reptile species that live here, their ecology and behaviour and where and how to look for them. You’ll then head out with our reptile survey team to search our reptile hotspots around the nature reserve. As we’ll be a small group there should be chance to go ‘off […]

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