Dorset Walks

2020 Programme of wildlife walks with Bob Ford



All Monday and Friday walks cost 5.00

Click on the map reference to see a map showing each starting point - no booking required.

Walks will typically cover a distance of 1 - 2 miles, but please note the meanings of the following symbols:

- the walk is likely to be very muddy
- a longer walk, we could be back late!
- the walk features some steep sections
- parking is limited so please share transport if you 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!

All walkers must disclose any relevant medical conditions to me by before the walk.


For more information or telephone 07980 967473

For details of the Birdbreak Weekends contact The Heights Hotel, Portland,

this update: July 9th 2020




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


walks to come in 2020:



The 2020 programme of walks has been abandoned and is unlikely to start up again this year, if ever.

In the meantime please get in touch if you need any advice on where to see certain species or just suggestions for good places to walk.

You are also invited to post details of any observations of wildlife you make in your gardens or on your exercise walks on the Dorset Walks facebook page, at www.facebook.com/natureportfolio

































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walks that have already taken place:

Friday March 20th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 16th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Swyre Head, Kingston
  see trip report
Meet at the car park approx 1 mile west of Kingston,
map reference SY943793 (click to see map)


Friday March 13th - Sunday March 15th
Birdbreak Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday March 13th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 9th 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 March 6th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday March 2nd 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Middlebere Farm
  see trip report
Meet at the start of the track to Middlebere Farm,
map reference SY963853 (click to see map)


Friday February 28th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday February 24th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Upton Country Park
  see trip report
Meet in the main car park near the toilets,
map reference SY992929 (click to see map)

Friday February 21st 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday February 14th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday January 27th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Holton Lee
  see trip report
Meet in the main car park,
map reference SY961912 (click to see map)

Friday January 24th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday January 20th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Puddletown Forest
  see trip report
Meet in the second 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 17th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday January 13th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Preston
  see trip report
Meet on Church Road near St Andrews Church, map reference SY706830, (click to see map)

Friday January 10th - Sunday January 12th
Birdbreak Weekend
  see trip report
Please book with The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Friday January 10th 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)

Monday January 6th 2.30 - 4.00 pm
Chesil Beach, Cogden
  see trip report
Meet in the National Trust car park,
map reference SY503883 (see map)


Friday January 3rd 10.00 - 11.30 am
Portland Cliffs and Quarries
  see trip reports
After the walk enjoy a tea or coffee in the hotel bistro at a 50% discount! Meet outside the main entrance, The Heights Hotel, Portland, map reference SY688729 (click to see map)







For more information or telephone 07980 967473.

Details on this site are subject to change - check the latest update before you leave!