Adult Events


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) and run for approximately 2 hours, sometimes on uneven terrain. Please wear dark colours. Paths may be muddy and wet, so wear walking boots or wellies with a good grip.
Sunday 20th: BIRD RINGING at 8 - 11am
For this session there will be the unique opportunity to see birds in the hand and we will bird watch from a fixed location with the guide. Please bring a chair and binoculars. 
WE SHOULD SEE: Lots of migrants including hirundines, pipits and warblers, as well as various raptors, waders and finches.

Sunday 18th: NORMANDY MARSH at 9 - 11 am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders, peregrine and skylark.
Sunday 15th: ACRES DOWN at 9 - 11:30 am
WE SHOULD SEE: 5 species of winter thrush, goldcrests and some of the less common finches, as well as the autumn colours of the forest.
This walk includes some hills and the paths may be muddy- please wear waterproof footwear.

Sunday 13th: NEEDS ORE RESERVE (with hides) at 9 - 11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Raptors, wildfowl, waders and a good range of smaller birds.

Cost: £12.00 per walk per person. Friends of the Trust: £10.00.
Numbers are limited on each walk so book early. Full details will be sent upon booking.

ALL ACTIVITIES with the exception of Open Days, need to be booked and paid for in advance: Tel. 01590 612401 (sign up for free e-news)
The Countryside Education Trust is based at: Out of Town Centre, Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7YG   Payment by credit/debit card or cheque (payable to CET).


Tuesday 24th November 
At The Domus, Beaulieu

Come and join us for a truly scrumptious evening of fun and entertainment, featuring television celebrity chef, Angela Hartnett accompanied by some of the top chefs of The New Forest, sharing with us some of their culinary wizardy.
Join us for canapés and a glass of bubbly in the Undercroft at 6.30pm ready for a 7.00pm start. Seats are numbered and strictly limited, so are on a first come, first served basis.  The Domus will be specially equipped to ensure everyone has a ringside seat.
All profits from the evening will be divided between The Countryside Education Trust and Naomi House, Children’s Hospice. 

Cost: £25.00 per person.
Advance booking recommended as seats are strictly limited. Please contact Nicky Deering at or on 01590 612365 to order your tickets now.



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
22nd February, 7th March (Saturday), 15th March, 12th April, 10th May, 13th June (Saturday)
Cost: £50.00 per person. Friends of the Trust: £45.00.  
Additional dates available on request.

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:


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