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Thursday 18 April 2024

 Walking at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve on Tuesday 16th April 2024 

Twelve of us had a lovely relaxing walk at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, enjoying the sunshine as we strolled.  We were then lucky enough to spot some Canada Geese, a Kite, Mallards and maybe even some Sandmartins whilst we were in the Goosander Hide. 




Afterwards, we strolled back to the car park, drove to Hockey's Farm where we enjoyed delicious cake, coffee/ tea and of course each other's company in the cafe. As usual there was lots of conversation reference the birds we saw, the lovely weather and what our plans are between now and our next walk on 30th April.

Unfortunately, we won't be walking on the 7th May as too many of our drivers are away from home.

Monday 15 April 2024

Next walks

The next walk will be on the third Tuesday, 16th of April 2024.

There will be a walk on the fifth Tuesday, 30th of April 2024.

Due to the lack of drivers, there will be no walk on the first Tuesday, 7th of May.

There will be a walk on the third Tuesday, 21st of April 2024. 

Tuesday 2 April 2024

 Walking at Hengistbury Head on Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Nine of us had a lovely walk this afternoon at Hengistbury Head the natural scenic area of headland between Bournemouth and Christchurch. It is an area of outstanding beauty with far reaching views of Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford, the Isle of Wight, Poole Bay and Bournemouth.  Our luck was in and we even managed to miss the rain until the last few minutes.                                           

 As usual there was lots of chatting about a variety of different we were discussing skylarks and stag beetles.  The former we read about and the latter we carefully avoided when walking.


We stopped off at the Visitor Centre where we were lucky enough to watch via a webcam a Tawny Owl nesting and a short interesting film about Hengistbury Head.


Our lovely afternoon was rounded off with coffee/tea and cake at the nearby,  Hiker Cafe where the delicious lemon cake and flapjack were very much enjoyed. Looking forward to our next walk on 16th April.