Dorset Walks

2019 Programme of wildlife walks with Bob Ford



Unless otherwise stated, all walks are for 90 minutes over a distance of 1 - 2 miles and cost £4.00 - no booking required.

Click on the map reference to see a map showing each starting point.

Please note the meanings of the following symbols:

- the walk is likely to be very muddy
- the walk features some steep sections
- parking is limited so please share transport if you possibly can.
- click for background information on the walk

Walks are never cancelled due to bad weather, but sometimes this list does have to be changed - so please check the latest version of this web site before you leave!


For more information or telephone 07980 967473

this update: October 22nd 2018





links:
walks archive ...
birdbreaks archive ...
last year's walks ...
rodwell trail ...
video blog ...

walks to come in 2019:

Friday January 4th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday January 7th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Maiden Castle

Meet at the English Heritage car park,
map reference SY669889 (click to see map)

Friday January 11th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday January 11th - Sunday Jan 13th
Birdbreak Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday January 14th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Newton's Cove

Meet in the Barrack Road car park opposite the Nothe Tavern,
map reference SY683787 (click to see map)


Friday January 18th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday January 21st 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Puddletown Forest

Meet in the 2nd pull-in from the south on the road between Tincleton and Puddletown known as "Rhodedendron Mile",
map reference SY744921 (click to see map)


Friday January 25th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday January 28th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Middlebere Farm

Meet at the start of the track to Middlebere Farm,
map reference SY963853 (click to see map)


Friday February 1st 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday February 4th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Throop (near Bere Regis)

Meet in the layby in the village,
map reference SY826932 (click to see map)

Friday February 8th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday February 11th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Bovington Heath

Meet in the Public Viewing Area on the road between Bovington and Clouds Hill,
map reference SY825904 (click to see map)

Friday February 15th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday February 18th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Tidmoor Point

Meet on Chickerell Road just west of Putton Lane,
map reference SY650794 (click to see map)

Friday February 22nd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday February 22nd - Sunday February 24th
Birdbreak Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday February 25th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Beachcombing walk on Weymouth Beach

Meet at the Pavilion car park,
map reference SY683788 (click to see map)


Friday March 1st 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 4th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
West Bexington

Meet in the car park on the beach,
map reference SY531864 (see map)

Friday March 8th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 11th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Hartland Moor

Meet on the high section of the road between Norden and Middlebere,
map reference SY962847 (click to see map)


Friday March 15th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday March 15th - Sunday March 17th
Birdbreak Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 18th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
East Fleet

Meet at the end of Camp Road,
map reference SY653773 (click to see map)


Friday March 22nd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 25th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Holton Lee

Meet in the main car park,
map reference SY961912 (click to see map)

Friday March 29th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday April 1st 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Abbotsbury Beach

Meet at the Abbotsbury beach car park,
map reference SY561847 (see map)


Friday April 5th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday April 8th
NO WALK


Friday April 12th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday April 12th - Sunday April 14th
Dorset - Coastal migrants and heathland specialities

A 3-day break based at The Heights Hotel, Portland, (click to see map)
Please book with The Travelling Naturalist.

Monday April 15th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Rodden Hive

Meet at the layby just west of Langton Herring on the Rodden road, map reference SY610827 (click to see map)

Friday April 19th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday April 22nd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Stoborough Heath NNR

Meet in the reserve car park at Sunnyside Farm on the road to Arne,
map reference SY938863 (click to see map)

Friday April 26th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday April 26th - Sunday April 28th
Birdbreak Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday April 30th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Durlston Country Park

Meet in the reserve car park, near the old information centre,
map reference SZ032773 (see map)


Friday May 3rd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday May 6th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Higher Hyde Heath, Bovington

Meet at reserve car park on the N.E. side of the Puddletown Road, between Bovington & Wareham,
map reference SY854899 (click to see map)

Friday May 10th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday May 13th, 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Maiden Newton Watermeadows

Meet at the public car park at Rock Pit Farm, just past Greenford Primary School,
map reference SY594979 (see map)

Friday May 17th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday May 20th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Powerstock Common

Meet at the reserve car park,
map reference SY547974 (see map)


Friday May 24th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday May 27th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Cerne Abbas

Meet at the picnic site car park under Giant Hill,
map reference ST664015 (see map)


Friday May 31st 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday June 3rd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Yellowham Wood

Meet at the layby on Yellowham Hill, a minor road parallel with the A35 between Dorchester and Puddletown,
map reference SY730933 (click to see map)


Friday June 7th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday June 10th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Bovington Heath

Meet in the Public Viewing Area on the road between Bovington and Clouds Hill,
map reference SY825904 (click to see map)

Friday June 14th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday June 17th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Sandford Heath

Meet at Holton Heath railway station,
map reference SY946902 (click to see map)


Friday June 21st 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday June 24th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Moreton Forest

Meet at the Forestry Commission entrance a mile east of Waddock Cross,
map reference SY811912 (see map)


Friday June 28th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday July 1st 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Sares Wood

Meet in Affpuddle Car Park a mile north of Waddock Cross, just east of the crossroads on the road leading to Culpepper's Dish
map reference SY804924 (click to see map)


Friday July 5th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday July 8th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Preston, Weymouth

Meet on Church Road near St Andrews Church, map reference SY706830, (click to see map)

Friday July 12th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday July 12th - Sunday July 14th
Butterflies and Wild Flowers Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday July 15th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Swyre Head, Kingston

Meet at the car park approx 1 mile west of Kingston,
map reference SY943793 (click to see map)


Friday July 19th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday July 22nd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Wareham Forest  

Meet at the Lawson's Clump car park on the B3075 north of Sandford,
map reference SY922909 (see map)

Friday July 26th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday July 29th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Bronkham Hill
 
Meet at the layby 0.25 miles to the east of the Hardy Monument,
map reference SY616877 (click to see map)

Friday August 2nd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday August 5th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Two Mile Coppice

Meet at the start of Greenway Road,
map reference SY672817 (click to see map)


Friday August 9th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday August 12th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Morden Bog, Wareham Forest

Meet in the Sika Trail car park on the Wareham - Bere Regis road,
map reference SY906893 (see map)



Friday August 16th
NO WALK


Monday August 19th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Hardy Monument

Meet in the new car park to the west of the Hardy Monument,
map reference SY609876 (click to see map)

Friday August 23rd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday August 26th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Blacknoll Heath, Winfrith

Meet at the pull-in by the reserve entrance,
map reference SY805863 (map shows approximate position)


Friday August 30th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday September 6th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday September 13th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday September 13th - Sunday September 15th
Birdbreak Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday September 20th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday September 27th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday October 4th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday October 4th - Sunday October 6th
Birdbreak Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday October 11th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday October 11th - Sunday October 13th
Dorset - Coastal migrants and heathland specialities

A 3-day break based at The Heights Hotel, Portland, (click to see map)
Please book with The Travelling Naturalist.

Friday October 18th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday October 25th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday November 1st 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday November 1st - Sunday November 3rd
Birdbreak Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday November 8th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday November 15th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday November 22nd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday November 29th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday December 6th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday December 6th - Sunday December 8th
Birdbreak Weekend

Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday December 13th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday December 20th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday December 27th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries

This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)




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walks that have already taken place:

Monday September 10th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Hamm Beach Low Tide walk
  see trip report
Meet outside the Chesil Beach Centre,
map reference SY668755 (see map)

Friday September 7th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday September 3rd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Dorchester Water Meadows
  see trip report
Meet at the junction of Eddison Avenue and St Georges Road
map reference SY704903 (click to see map)

Friday August 31st 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday August 27th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Abbotsbury - Portesham Railway
see trip report
Meet in the village car park at Abbotsbury,
map reference SY579853 (see map)

Friday August 24th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday August 20th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Galton Heath
see trip report
Meet at the Tadnoll reserve entrance on Redbridge Road between East Knighton and Crossways,
map reference SY791877 (click to see map)


Monday August 13th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Blacknoll Heath, Winfrith
see trip report
Meet at the pull-in by the reserve entrance,
map reference SY805863 (map shows approximate position)


Friday August 10th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday August 6th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Wool Water Meadows
see trip report
Meet near the railway footbridge in Wool,
map reference SY841869 (click to see map)


Friday August 3rd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday July 27th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday July 23rd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Culpeppers Dish
see trip report
Meet at the picnic area,
map reference SY814924 (click to see map)

Friday July 20th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday July 16th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Warmwell Quarry 
see trip report
Meet at Lewell Farm, a mile east of West Stafford,
map reference SY742896 (click to see map)


Friday July 13th - Sunday July 15th
Butterflies and Wild Flowers Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday July 13th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday July 9th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
White Horse Hill 
see trip report
Meet at the start of the track over White Horse Hill,
map reference SY702852 (click to see map)


Friday July 6th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday July 2nd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Bincombe Down 
see trip report
Meet at the car park above the Weymouth Relief Road approx 1 km west of Came Woods,
map reference SY672859 (click to see map)


Friday June 29th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday June 25th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Higher Hyde Heath, Bovington 
see trip report
Meet at reserve car park on the N.E. side of the Puddletown Road, between Bovington & Wareham,
map reference SY854899 (click to see map)

Friday June 22nd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday June 18th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Chickerell Downs 
see trip report
Meet at the reserve entrance on Putton Lane, just north of Bennett's Water Gardens,
map reference SY651799 (see map)
.

Friday June 15th - Sunday June 17th
Butterflies and Wild Flowers Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Friday June 15th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday June 11th 9.00 - 10.30 pm
Tadnoll Heath 
see trip report
An evening walk to see nightjars. Meet at the reserve entrance on Redbridge Road between East Knighton and Crossways,
map reference SY791877 (click to see map)


Friday June 8th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday June 4th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Sutton Poyntz 
see trip report
Meet by the village pond,
map reference SY706838 (click to see map)


Friday June 1st 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday May 28th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Two Mile Coppice 
see trip report
Meet at the start of Greenway Road,
map reference SY672817 (click to see map)


Friday May 25th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday May 21st 8.00 - 9.30 pm
Preston, Weymouth   see trip report

An evening walk to hear nightingales.
Meet on Church Road near St Andrews Church, map reference SY706830, (click to see map)


Friday May 18th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday May 14th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Radipole RSPB Reserve, Weymouth  
see trip report
Meet at the reserve car park, near the visitor centre,
map reference SY675796 (click to see map)


Friday May 11th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday May 7th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Holton Lee
  see trip report
Meet in the main car park,
map reference SY961912 (click to see map)

Friday May 4th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday April 30th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
West Bexington
  see trip report
Meet in the car park on the beach,
map reference SY531864 (see map)

Friday April 27th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday April 23rd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Pirates Cove
  see trip report
Meet at the Chesil Beach Centre,
map reference SY668755 (see map)

Friday April 20th - Sunday April 22nd
Birdbreak Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Friday April 20th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday April 16th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Holton Lee
  see trip report
Meet in the main car park,
map reference SY961912 (click to see map)

Friday April 13th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday April 9th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Hardy Monument
  see trip report
Meet at the layby 0.25 miles to the east of the Hardy Monument,
map reference SY616877 (click to see map)

Friday April 6th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday April 2nd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Hamm Beach Low Tide walk
  see trip report
Meet outside the Chesil Beach Centre,
map reference SY668755 (see map)

Friday March 30th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 26th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Holton Heath
  see trip report
Meet at Holton Heath station,
map reference SY946902 (click to see map)


Friday March 23rd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 19th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Underbarn, Portland Harbour
  see trip report
Meet next to the Buxton Monument at the east end of Bincleaves Road,
map reference SY682782 (see map)


Friday March 16th - Sunday March 18th
Birdbreak Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Friday March 16th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday March 12th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton
  see trip report
Meet at the car park for Hardy's Cottage,
map reference SY726922 (click to see map)


Friday March 9th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday March 5th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Maiden Castle
  see trip report
Meet at the English Heritage car park,
map reference SY669889 (click to see map)

Friday March 2nd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday February 26th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Portland Harbour
  see trip report
Meet in Sandsfoot Castle gardens near the cafe,
map reference SY675774 (see map)


Friday February 23rd - Sunday February 25th
Birdbreak Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Friday February 23rd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday February 19th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Warmwell Quarry
  see trip report
Meet at Lewell Farm, a mile east of West Stafford,
map reference SY742896 (click to see map)


Monday February 12th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Culpeppers Dish
  see trip report
Meet at the picnic area,
map reference SY814924 (click to see map)


Friday February 9th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Friday February 2nd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)



Monday January 29th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Two Mile Coppice
  see trip report
Meet at the start of Greenway Road,
map reference SY672817 (click to see map)


Friday January 26th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday January 22nd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Beachcombing walk on Weymouth Beach
  see trip report
Meet at the Pavilion car park,
map reference SY683788 (click to see map)


Friday January 19th - Sunday January 21st
Birdbreak Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Friday January 19th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday January 15th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Puddletown Forest
  see trip report
Meet in the 2nd pull-in from the south on the road between Tincleton and Puddletown known as "Rhodedendron Mile",
map reference SY744921 (click to see map)


Friday January 12th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Monday January 8th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
East Fleet
  see trip report
Meet on Camp Road,
map reference SY653773 (click to see map)


Friday January 5th
Birdbreak Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)


Friday January 5th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
This walk includes a free coffee afterwards in the hotel bistro!
Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland,
map reference SY688729 (click to see map)








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