Poles Ahead Nordic Walking: Gillingham

21/10/2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Activity: A one hour session that involves learning the Nordic walking technique initially (it usually takes 4 – 6 weeks to learn the basics).  Each week has a different theme and route that involves Nordic walking and other functional exercises using the poles while out on a walk.   A short Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire will need […]

Gentle Nordic Walking Upton Country Park

21/10/2020 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am – Activity: A gentle midweek Nordic stroll around Upton Country Park using Nordic walking poles. Walk includes warm up and stretch exercises. A freedom passport is required to participate. Meet next to the pay machine and toilets in main car park of Upton Country Park. Suggested things to bring: Participants must hold a freedom passport to […]

Gardening Volunteers Upton Country Park

21/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Activity: Our gardening volunteer group meets every Tuesday and Wednesday, to help maintain the Grounds at Upton Country Park. Tasks might include weeding, coppicing, cutting back shrubs, conservation and maintenance tasks. Under 18s will require parental/guardian permission. Meet at the Cottage in our Tearoom Courtyard Suggested things to bring: Suggested waterproofs (coats), suitable footwear, lunch. […]

Getting back to Nature rambles

21/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Activity: Join us for a programme of traditional nature rambles, on DWT reserves, monthly from April – October 2020. Each walk will last 2-3 hours and will seek to spot the seasonal species along the way at some of West Dorset’s finest wildlife sites, including Kingcombe, Powerstock Common and Bracketts Coppice. From flowers to birds and […]

Discover Arne

21/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Activity: Weekly Wednesday 2 hour walk around RSPB Arne Nature Reserve, taking in the fantastic wildlife and amazing landscape of the Purbecks. Meet by the visitor hut in the car park. Suggested things to bring: waterproofs, suitable walking footwear, money for refreshments (café), binoculars (you can hire these from the shop if you don’t have your own). […]

General Gardening at Max Gate

21/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Activity: Weekly on Wednesdays. Gardening in general, weeding, pruning, lawn care, etc.  with the National Trust.  Tea and coffee provided. Steel toe cap boots provided if attendance regular. Suggested things to bring: Bring waterproofs, suitable footwear and snack/drink/lunch if staying all day. Cost: Free More info and to book:  07826 890940

Durlston Country Park Conservation Work Party

21/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Activity: The weekly Wednesday Conservation Work Party is great chance to get outdoors, learn some new skills, get fitter and have fun, with a friendly and varied group of other volunteers in the beautiful coast and countryside of Durlston. A Dorset Council Ranger is always on hand to make sure you get the most out […]

Gardening to Give Stour Valley

21/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Activity: Come along and help tend the beautiful wildlife garden at the Barn with Bournemouth Parks. Give half an hour, or stay for all three. Whatever you can give. You will be supported by experienced volunteers from the Stour Valley Supporters group. Teas and coffees provided by the Rangers. Suggested things to bring: Waterproofs, suitable walking […]

Flourish Ecotherapy Livability Holton Lee

21/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Activity: Flourish is an ecotherapy-based (green care) wellbeing project that aims to support individuals to learn new skills, improve life opportunities, reduce social isolation and increase resilience and wellbeing. As part of the programme individuals are encouraged to participate in a range of activities including horticulture, conservation, woodworking/garden maintenance, landscaping, forestry and catering. Individuals can […]

EuCAN mid-week Conservation Volunteers

21/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Activity: The EuCAN DMV activities range from hedge laying and dry stone walling to scrub clearance and fencing. We operate on a number of different sites between Wareham in the east of Dorset and as far west as Lyme Regis, working on nature reserves and private sites. We recommend that you telephone or email the […]