Walking across Purbeck Heathland, stopping to talk about how heathland is managed for nature, showcasing plant, reptile and insect life.
Details: This will be a reasonably slow paced walk across beautiful Purbeck Heathland taking in the views and stopping to talk about how heathland is managed for nature, showcasing the plant and insect life and if we are lucky spotting some of our ever enigmatic native reptiles! No dogs please. Families are welcome but young ones may need additional support due to the length of the walk.
What to bring: Stout footwear and trousers suitable for walking on ground that may be uneven at times; clothes appropriate for the weather conditions; sun cream; water and snacks
Event leaders: James Anderson-barr ARC Field Officer: 07810184501 and Owain Masters ARC Education Officer: 07388948442
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) conserves amphibians and reptiles, and the habitats on which they depend, to protect them for future generations. As a small charity with 30 staff, we own 24 sites, manage 80 sites, and work with around 1,000 volunteers each year through opportunities that enhance their lives. Perhaps the jewel in the crown are our dry-lowland heath nature reserves which provide amazing habitat for all manner of wildlife including our wonderful native reptile species, all 6 of which can be found on the Purbecks.