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Secrets of the Heath

Secrets of the Heath

15 April 2023

10:00 to 15:00

Discover the horrible histories and wonderful wildlife of our Lowland heath on Saturday 15 April 2023 as the Secrets of the Heath festival returns to Whitehill and Bordon.

Join a Saxon shield battle, come face-to-face with the Bronze Age and meet the snakes & lizards who call the heath their home.

As well as re-enactments, a medieval camp and storytelling, visitors to the free annual festival can search for weird and wonderful insects with South Downs Rangers and bring your dog and have a go at the Countryside Dog Ability Challenge, pledge to #TakeTheLead and be in with a chance of winning some goodies for your four legged friends.

On Saturday morning join us bright and early for an expert led dawn chorus walk, pre booking required: Book here

The festival is organised by the Heathlands Reunited SAMM project – a partnership of 12 like-minded conservation and community organisations led by the South Downs National Park Authority.

In the lead up to the event, primary school aged children can get involved with our Brilliant Birds of the Heath art competition

There will be tasty treats and light bites to purchase from a variety of food providers across the site over the weekend.

Heaths are rare habitats, rich in wildlife and fantastic open space for families to explore. They are under threat and would disappear completely without active management.

Secrets of the Heath is a chance for people to find out how people have lived and worked the heath over thousands of years and how you can play your part today to help your heaths through the Heathlands Reunited project.


For more information email heathlands@southdowns.gov.uk

More information on Hogmoor Inclosure can be found here: www.princephilippark.co.uk/community/spaces/hogmoor-inclosure


Start: 15 April 2023
End: 15 April 2023

Location Details

Location Hogmoor Inclosure, Bordon, GU35 9HN
Postcode GU35 9HX

The car park can be accessed from Hogmoor road. Please note however that parking is limited and access via public transport is encouraged. Bus services run through Bordon from Alton and Haslemere.

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name Olivia French
Organiser's Website https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/help-your-heaths/wealden-heaths-strategic-access-management-and-monitoring-samm-project/
Organiser's Email heathlands@southdowns.gov.uk
Organiser's Telephone 07872410447

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