• Sun
    11.00am - 3.00pmSturts South Nature Reserve, Eardisley, Herefordshire. SO336 475

    Ice-Age Ponds visit at Sturts South Nature Reserve                  

    Sun 7th July,  11am-3pm

    Will Watson and Giles King Salter will lead a walk round some of the Ice Age Project’s Ponds that can be found at Sturts South and Waterloo nature reserves.  There will be a chance to do some dipping and explore these hidden reserves.

    Wear appropriate clothing and bring a packed lunch.

    The Rev. Charles Overton at Waterloo has given permission to park 8 to 10 cars beside the lake at The Vallets, Waterloo. Located at SO329476 on the west hand side of the road from Letton to Kinnersley at Waterloo where there are only two large properties fronting the road; one of which is the Vallets, look out for a modern brick wall and a cattle grid, it is sign posted.

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    10.00am - 1.00pmBircher Common, Herefordshire. SO4561 6630

    Walk looking for reptiles at Bircher Common     

    Sunday 1st September, 10am-1pm

    This walk is for HART members only. The event involves walking suitable areas over the common looking for basking, active reptiles and any other wildlife sightings. The walk will be taken at a leisurely pace  There are no refuges such as tins or mats which have been laid down on this site so it will be necessary to walk a fairly wide area.

    Please contact Nigel to let him know if you intend coming in advance by email or phone 01531 636033  /  07974 121806.

    If the weather is forecast for rain all morning and conditions considered poor then the event will be cancelled.


    Follow the B4362, turn down the lane with war memorial at entrance, signposted Welshman’s Lane, Bircher Common. If  travelling from Mortimer’s Cross, Lucton direction the lane turning is a left turn, otherwise a right turn, continue down lane until it opens on to the common, be careful as it is a narrow lane to the common so beware of resident traffic and possible pedestrians.

    Arrive at common opening, gated entrance with cattle grid, red telephone box, turn right after going over a cattle grid, carefully travelling along the rough stone track onto the common, you will then see other HART members parked in front of gorse at grid ref SO 4561 6630.

     Bring snacks and something to drink.  Wear suitable clothing and sturdy boots and trousers.  Close focusing binoculars would also be useful.

    It is advisable not to bring dogs and only older children accompanied by adults ideally aged 10 years onwards.

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