The Peaty Pockets of Purbeck - Guided Walk

18 September 2022
2:00 pm
to
4:00 pm

Come and join us for an informal walk onto Godlingston Heath, where we will visit the mire below Agglestone Rock.  We will spend time observing the plant and animal communities which love these wet and spongey habitats and discuss why our bogs are important places for storing water and how they form peat, and what peat can tell us about the past.

The walk will be jointly led by rangers from the Urban Heaths Partnership and National Trust, the Peat Manager from the Dorset Peat Partnership, and a Palaeoecology researcher.

  • Sturdy footwear (boots or wellies) is required.
  • Bring your own drink and snacks.
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Access is via good gravel tracks / paths, but may not be fully accessible for all.
Free

Booking

No booking is required for this Festival Event.

Contact details

Organiser name:
Dorset Peat Partnership
Phone:
07852 810196

Accessibility

Accessible Venue

Location & directions

Agglestone Mire, Godlingston Heath. Meet at Middle Beach Car Park, Studland, BH19 3AX.

The Peaty Pockets of Purbeck - Guided Walk

Dorset Peat Partnership Agglestone Mire image

Date: September 18, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Agglestone Mire, Godlingston Heath. Meet at Middle Beach Car Park, Studland, BH19 3AX.

Event Host: Dorset Peat Partnership

Organiser Name: Dorset Peat Partnership

Get down & boggy!

Come and join us for an informal walk onto Godlingston Heath, where we will visit the mire below Agglestone Rock.  We will spend time observing the plant and animal communities which love these wet and spongey habitats and discuss why our bogs are important places for storing water and how they form peat, and what peat can tell us about the past.

The walk will be jointly led by rangers from the Urban Heaths Partnership and National Trust, the Peat Manager from the Dorset Peat Partnership, and a Palaeoecology researcher.

  • Sturdy footwear (boots or wellies) is required.
  • Bring your own drink and snacks.
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Access is via good gravel tracks / paths, but may not be fully accessible for all.

How to book:

No booking is required for this Festival Event.

Event fee:

Free

Event organiser contact details:

Organiser name: Dorset Peat Partnership Phone: 07852 810196 Email: gherve@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Accessibility:

Accessible Venue

Meeting place:

Agglestone Mire, Godlingston Heath. Meet at Middle Beach Car Park, Studland, BH19 3AX.
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