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Photo Dave Young

Photo Dave Young

Guided nature walks

Anton Hack from Heart of Hastings has organised more woodland walks in Ore Valley, involving specialists on the field of trees, herbs, foraging and birds. As you’ll see from David Young’s photos from the last walk, the area is beautiful, yet another of the hidden natural areas in this area. 

A really great way to actively learn, connect with the natural world, meet people and enjoy a cup of tea and some cake together at the end, made by the generous-spirited volunteers. A very interesting site to explore.

Anton Hack Photo David Young

Anton Hack Photo David Young

Next date for the nature walks in the Ore Valley are:

11 August : Cliff Dean (bird expert) and Sarah Watson (wild food forager)

Cliff Dean is the author if this blog: Birding Walks in RXLand.

Sarah Watson has featured in HOT before: Wild Feast Foraging. More info on her via her website: Wild Feast.

Future nature walk dates:

25 August : Martin Newcombe (renowned ecologist) and Sarah Watson (wild food forager)

8 September : Jim Roseveare (tree surgeon and artist) and Ben Fairlight Edwards (herbalist and medicinal plant expert)

23 September : Ben Fairlight Edwards (herbalist and medicinal plant expert)

6 October : Jim Roseveare (tree surgeon and artist)

As well as guest experts, there will be a Forest School leader (or similar) present at all of these walks to help with activities for under 16s.

These events are supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, awarding funds from Postcode Lottery Trust.

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Photo David Young

Herbalist, Ben Fairlight-Edwards in centre with woodland walkers   Photo David Young

Posted 21:02 Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 In: Nature


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  1. Anton Hack

    Please follow this link for full details of the dates and times, thank you for having your ‘Eye on the ball’!

    Comment by Anton Hack — Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 @ 10:03

  2. Eye on the ball

    These sound like very interesting walks but there are no details in the article or that I can see by following any of the links that show where to meet or how to sign up.

    Comment by Eye on the ball — Monday, Aug 13, 2018 @ 09:55

  3. Anton Hack

    Thank you for publicising the walks. You can see Dave Young’s review of the nature walk he attended on behalf of Hastings Indepdendent Press here;

    Comment by Anton Hack — Monday, Aug 6, 2018 @ 10:53

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