Nightjar Walks on Slepe Heath

This new partnership event between Birds of Poole Harbour and the Purbeck National Trust Team will see us explore the stunning and scenic Slepe Heath which is nestled to the north of Hartland Moor and Corfe Castle. The southern heaths of Poole Harbour are a stronghold for Nightjar and Slepe Heath is no exception. This mysterious bird and its quirky lifestyle add to it’s endearing personality where at dusk its haunting ‘churr’ rings out across the heathland. Join us to learn out about and see some of the areas important heathland birdlife whilst taking in stunning views out across the Wareham Channel. The grand finale will be listening to (and hopefully watching) Nightjar as they become active at dusk, before they then head out in to the darkness.

25 spaces per walk




Available Dates


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Tuesday June 18th

Tuesday June 25th

Tuesday July 2nd

Tuesday July 9th

Tuesday July 16th

Tuesday July 23rd

Tuesday July 30th

Event Type 
Guided Walk
16 July, 2019 - 20:00
8pm - late (10:30pm ish)
£12 per person
Additional Information 

Meeting Place – We’ll be meeting at the main western access gate of Slepe Heath along Soldiers Road. Head through the village of Ridge (as if heading to Arne) and take the right hand turn half a mile after Ridge. The turning has a cattle grid on it. We’ll be meeting 100m south along Soldiers Road in the main access gate layby.


No public toilets not available


Please wear suitable clothing according to the conditions


Sturdy covered shoes advisable. No flip-flops


Please bring water and refreshments with you if needed


Please bring binoculars, as they are not provided, although several telescopes will be on hand.


No dogs allowed


Mosquito spray/balm advisable


For general enquiries

Tel – 01202 641003 Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm
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