‘A Walk on the Forest Side’
An informative ‘walk and talk’ with Eric Dovey; a life-long New Forest Commoner. Saturday 1st June 11.00 till c.1.00. Starting and finishing at Beaulieu Road Sale Yard. Cost: £6, Friends £5
Forage and Feast
Enjoy a pleasant two hour walk through the woods to discover what edible treats the woodland has to offer.
Sunday 16th June
From 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
with James and Mandy White
A morning of foraging for some of the new spring shoots and edibles in our woods at Beaulieu, followed by a cook up around the campfire including the wild food ingredients you have collected. £25.00 per person, Friends £20.00
Summer Bird Watching Walks
Guided walks giving you the unique opportunity to birdwatch on quiet areas of private land in the company of professional, knowledgeable guide, Graham Giddens.
Each walk will be approx. 3 miles (5km), sometimes on uneven terrain. Cost: £12.00 per walk per person, Friends £10.00. Numbers are limited on each walk so book early. Full details will be sent upon booking.
WEDNESDAY 8th: EVENING NIGHTJAR WALK 7.30 - 9.30 pm
We hope to see special crepuscular species, including nightjar and woodcock, as well as heathland specialties such as woodlark, stonechat and yellowhammer.
IT IS VITAL THAT EVERYONE WEARS DARK COLOURS and sturdy waterproof footwear.
SUNDAY 9th: MOONHILLS, woodland and heathland 9.00 – 11.30 am.
Bird song, summer migrants and resident birds.
SUNDAY 7th: KEYHAVEN, coastal walk 9.00 -11.30 am
Terns, waders and warblers.
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Introduction to Home Chicken Keeping
Saturday 8th June with local, experienced chicken enthusiast Jeannette Owens at the Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
The course will cover: basic anatomy, egg production and rearing chicks, breeds, common diseases, housing, feeding, cleaning, protection from foxes and rats, rescue hens, where to buy chickens and products plus some personal chicken keeping stories. During the session there will be an opportunity to see different breeds of chicken, housing types and to practise handling. The course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with raising chickens at home.
Cost: £20.00 per person, Friends of the Trust £17.50
WHOLE of the DEER MASTERCLASSES
Returning this Autumn
Come yourself or ideal as a present for the hunter in your family!
You will spend the day in the woods learning the following skills:
- Introduction to game preparation
- Skinning a Deer and use of Sinew and Antler
- Starting the tanning process and stretching and fleshing a hide
- Butchery Materclass of the whole animal, individual cuts and de-boning
- Preserving meat by air drying and hot air smoking
- Cooking techniques including underground ‘Hangi’
- Venison to take home with you
with Falconer Paul Manning at the Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
Paul is a fully accredited LANTRA falconry assessor, has practised falconry for over 20 years and is chairman of the Wessex Falconry & Hampshire Hawking Club.
“Introduction to Falconry” - A Falconry experience
During this half day session you will gain a basic understanding of birds of prey, their training and care whilst providing a hands-on experience holding and flying falconry birds.
Sundays 10.00am – 1.30pm 12th May, 9th June, 16th June, and 7th July
Cost: £50.00 per person, Friends of the Trust £45.00. Additional dates available on request.
4 Day ‘Beginning Falconry’ LANTRA accredited course
Monday 17th – Thursday 20th June 2013, 10.00am - 4.00pm
This is a fully LANTRA accredited course and works towards the LANTRA/Hawk Board Beginning Falconry Certificate. Cost: £395.00/Friends of the Trust £375
Birds of Prey - Falconry Photography Day, Advance Notice!
Saturday 13th October 2013 10.00am-4.00pm
The day starts with a short Introduction to falconry, followed by an opportunity to photograph birds of prey in flight, working and posed in their natural habitat. Working closely with Falcons, Hawks and Amber, the European Eagle Owl.
Cost: £50.00 per person, Friends of the Trust £45.00 including refreshments (Please bring your own packed lunch)
Additional courses are available on request. Why not buy a falconry session as a Birthday or Special gift? Gift Vouchers available.
IMPORTANT for all falconry bookings and enquiries, please contact Paul or Mandy Manning: Tel. 01794 368487 or email: email@example.com
with James and Mandy White of Sunrise Bushcraft
Have fun in the woods learning how to live as our ancestors did, learn to make fire, safely use cutting tools, build shelters and bake bread as well as forage for wild foods and medicines! Plus, team challenges. A range of activities tailor-made for different groups based at the Countryside Education Trust’s Hartford Wood site.
We cater for a range of groups from families, disabled children, adults with mental health problems and learning difficulties through to scout groups, school groups, Forest Schools and children’s parties.
If your group is interested in booking a session, please contact:
James and Mandy White, Sunrise Bushcraft Tel. 01425 628380
or email firstname.lastname@example.org