Walk 12 - Woodlarks & Warblers

dartford warbler
  • DATE: Wednesday 15 March 2023

  • TIME: 14.30 – 15.30 

  • START LOCATION: Layby Broxhead Farm Road, Broxhead Common, Bordon

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  • DISTANCE: 3-4km

  • DURATION: 1 hour

March dawns the start of ground nesting season on our heaths as they burst into life with bird song. On this walk you will be listening out for the mesmerising song of the Woodlark (Lullula arbora) and  our heathland specialist the Dartford Warbler.

You do not need to have any prior birding knowledge to take part in this gentle stroll around Broxhead Common with South Downs National Park Engagement Ranger Elinor Newman. If you have binoculars, please feel free to bring them.

Terrain on the common is sandy and undulating. Please wear sensible footwear and outdoor clothing.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Meet at the layby on Broxhead Farm road: Broxhead Common, Bordon

(Images thanks to D. Middleton)

Walk Key

Please look at the festival website ‘Information’ page to understand the walk key, what to wear, advice on medical information, weather plans, arriving before the scheduled departure time etc before deciding if you would like to join this walk.

Walk Pace

Gentle

Walk Grade

Mainly flat walking, on paths with good surfaces

Dogs on Lead Welcome

Walk Leader

The Heathlands Reunited project brings together 12 organisations to help protect and enhance the Shortheath Common Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and the Wealden Heath Special Protection Area (SPA). These sites sit on the boundary of the South Downs National Park. The project’s aim is to protect the species found in the SPA (particularly the Dartford Warbler, European Nightjar and Woodlark) and to promote the heathland so that people look after it responsibly and sustainably. Heathlands are often popular areas for recreation activities such as running, horse-riding, cycling and dog walking. The project informs, engages and involves local communities to use their heathland in a responsible way and protect them for future generations.