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 18th: KEYHAVEN at 9 - 11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders and birds of prey.
Sunday 8th: HATCHET POND at 9 - 11 am
WE SHOULD SEE: Heathland and woodland birds, including birds of prey, woodpeckers and goldcrests.
This walk is hilly and wet- please wear waterprof footwear.
Sunday 22nd: DOCK LANE AND MOONHILLS at 9 - 11 am
WE SHOULD SEE: Bird song, woodland and farmland birds, as well as wildfowl and waders on the river.
This walk is wet- please wear waterprof footwear.

Sunday 19th: THE SALTERNS AND NORMANDY MARSH at 9 - 11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders and summer migrants.

Sunday 10th: DAWN CHORUS at PIG BUSH at 6am
WE SHOULD SEE: Bird song and summer migrants displaying.

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.


Starting Wednesday 4th February 2015 with Angela Gales, Qualified Beekeeper and Secretary of New Forest Beekeeping Association

Everything you need to get you started in beekeeping!
6  Wednesday evening sessions 7.30 – 9.30 pm at the Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
Includes:  Practical Workshop Session on Saturday 14th March and Apiary visit Spring/early Summer (date to be confirmed)

Cost:  £70.00 per person. Friends of the Trust £65.00.  
Advance booking and payment only.

With local, experienced chicken enthusiast Jeannette Owens
Saturday 7th March 2015    9.30am - 12.30pm
At the Out Of Town Centre

The course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with raising chickens at home!

Cost: £20 per person. Friends of the Trust £17.50
Booking and payment in advance. Telephone 01590 612401 to book.


ALL ACTIVITIES with the exception of the Woodland Open Day, 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).


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
 28th September, 11th October (Saturday), 16th November, 7th December, 10th January
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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