Nightjar walk on Black Down

Spend a high Summer evening in search of the elusive Nightjar on a guided walk lead by National Trust Ranger Spike Brooker

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Join a National Trust Ranger for a guided walk across the heath, where at dusk the elusive nocturnal bird, the Nightjar can be seen hawking for food. With an almost supernatural reputation for their silent flight and mythical ability to steal milk from goats, "the Goat sucker". The first indication that a nightjar is near is usually the male's distinctive churring call.

Spend a mid-summers evening discovering all about the history and ecology of this rare heathland specialist.

The basics

Booking details
For further details please contact Spike Brooker on 01428 652359
Suitability
Too late at night for very young children
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the main Black Down car park, map reference: SU921308
What to bring and wear
Wear sensible shoes & clothing for current weather & time of night and a torch - please note this event is fine-weather dependant

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 June 2019 21:30 - 23:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Spike Brokker
Email
spike.brooker@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01428 652359

Upcoming events

Nightjar walk on Black Down

Wed 05 Jun 2019
21:30-23:00
Spend a high Summer evening in search of the elusive Nightjar on a guided walk lead by National Trust Ranger Spike Brooker

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Sat 22 Jun 2019
11:00-11:00
Come and take part in a truly wild camping experience on Black Down.

Countryside Crafts Day

Sat 27 Jul 2019
10:30-16:00
Bring the family down to the farm for traditional craft demonstrations and with opportunities to join in.

Community apple pressing day

Sat 28 Sep 2019
10:30-16:00
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