Surrey Wildlife Trust events diary 2015 - conservation, walks and discovery


Surrey Wildlife Trust reveal what to keep an eye out for this month and where you can join them for nature related events in Surrey...

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Wild things to do in May 2015 in Surrey


Sunday May 3, 2-4pm

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Flowers & Butterflies of Brockham Limeworks

St Andrew’s Church, Box Hill Road, Tadworth KT20 7JT

Join Surrey Wildlife Trust ranger Steve Glasspool for a walk of two miles around this post-industrial landscape to look at the wild flowers and butterflies that inhabit this extraordinary site. There are some steep slopes and uneven ground. Admission: Adults £3, children £1.

• Organised by Stephen Glasspool: 07968 832516


Saturday May 9, 10.30am-12.30pm

Chestnut, Chops & Chinthurst  

Chinthurst Hill car park (150m south-east of turning for Chilworth), Wonersh Common Road, Wonersh GU5 0PR

It’s easy to buy wood and meat without a moment’s thought as to how it’s produced. Discover how traditional methods like coppicing and pig-pannage not only help wildlife but provide sustainable produce on this morning walk of one-and-a-half miles around Chinthurst Hill Local Nature Reserve with ranger Leo Jennings. Admission: Adults £3, children £1.

• Organised by Leo Jennings: 07968 832504


Saturday May 16, 11am-2pm

Pitter Patter Picnic!  

Top car park, Suffield Lane, Puttenham GU3 1BE

Join Surrey Wildlife Trust ranger Lucy Bryce for a walk of six miles around Puttenham Common and Brittys Wood. The walk will take you through some of the beautiful and varied landscapes that the estate has to offer, learning all about the site along the way. Take a picnic as the party will stop for a bite to eat at one of the fantastic viewpoints to enjoy the surroundings. Admission: Adults £3, children £2.

• Organised by Lucy Bryce: 07968 832501


Tuesday May 19, 10.30am-1.30pm

Wildlife on the Water 

Pirbright Lock (bottom of Deepcut flight of locks), off Connaught Road, Brookwood GU24 OAG

Join local wildlife expert Pete Bickford for an informal walk of two to three miles along the Basingstoke canal near Brookwood. He’ll introduce you to some of the plants, birds and, hopefully, some scarce early dragonflies for which the canal is a stronghold. Admission: Adults £3, children £1.

• Organised by Pete Bickford: 07900 074794


Thursday May 21, 6.30-8.30pm

Norbury Evening Walk

Crabtree Lane Car Park, Crabtree Lane, Westhumble RH5 6BQ

Join ranger Andrea Neal for an evening walk of three miles through the beautiful woodland, chalk grassland and farmland of Norbury Park, looking at the different habitats and learning about the management. Admission: Adults £3, children £1.

• Organised by Andrea Neal: 07990 582291


Friday May 29, 10am-12noon

Toddler Rangers!   

Pond Car park, Old Lane, Ockham Common KT11 1ND (Just off the A3, south of junction 10 of the M25) 

Join ranger Gemma Hayes for a fun, family, guided walk of one mile designed for little people aged six years and under. The walk will be a muddy one, so suitable clothing is required. Booking essential. Admission: Adults £3, children £1.

• Organised by Gemma Hayes: 07970 094416



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