NNR Festival: Community litter picking day at Holt Heath

Join a community day at Holt Heath to help tidy up from this beautiful area.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Drop in throughout the day and help National Trust staff and volunteers tidy up the heath.

Supported by Litter Free Dorset and Wimborne War on Waste, come along and collect a litter picker and a bag and head out on the heath. Whether you have only a couple of minutes or a bit longer we would love to see you.

Joining us on the day will be Dorset Dogs with their Doggy Pitstop and there will be colouring activities for children.

Event is open to all ages, but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times.

This event is part of the Festival of National Nature Reserves which is a celebration of people and nature, of National Nature Reserves past, present and future. The first National Nature Reserves in England were declared in 1952 and this year Natural England and partners are celebrating 70 years of NNRs, England's most important places for nature. This is part of a series of over 100 local events held from May to October which will be inviting people to discover nature in exciting ways. National Nature Reserves are essential for nature's recovery, and are at the heart of the developing nature recovery network in England.

The basics

Meeting point
Park at White Sheet car park, Holt Heath, Near Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7DB and follow the signs to the welcome tent.
What to bring and wear
• Wear long trousers and sturdy walking boots • Bring sturdy gardening gloves • Bring Hi-Viz jackets / vests if you have • Bring all food and drink needed • Come prepared for forecasted weather
Access will be along heathland paths so accessibility will be limited.

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