Guided walk – Birds of the Hayling Billy Line and Oysterbeds

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  • 14/11/2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Bird Aware and Hampshire County Council Southern Sites Team to take a short walk around the Hayling Billy line and Oysterbeds. The Solent is home to around 125,000 overwintering birds and this walk will provide a great opportunity to learn all about their fantastic migrations and why they choose to make the Solent their home. If we are lucky we should see plenty of birds such as Dark bellied brent geese, dunlin, oystercatcher, redshank and curlew feeding on the shore as the tide comes in. As we return to the car park we will pass the conservation grazing fields, where cattle are used to maintain the meadows for a variety of wildlife including short-eared owls, insects and wild flowers. You will be able to see the benefits of having cattle grazing compared to just simply mowing the fields.

If any of the dates appear sold out please contact to express your interest. In the event of a cancellation we may be able to fit you in, or find an alternative session for you.


  • Wednesday 14th November


  • 12.45pm meet for a 1.00pm start


  • FREE


  • Select your (FREE) ticket for the day above.

What else do I need to know?

  • If you have any concerns about your ability to complete the walk or have any general health considerations, then please speak to the Walk Leader before commencing the walk. Its appropriate for all, especially if you have never walked very far or don’t walk very fast. We will go at your speed to ensure you enjoy the walk. We look forward to meeting you on the walks!
  • Free car parking.

  • Meet at the car park behind Esso (PO11 0LG)- please note that the entrance to this car park is concealed, if traveling from the Langstone Bridge the entrance will be on the right hand side immediately after Esso. This track is also very potholed so proceed with caution.

  • Distance and terrain  – Approx 2.5km – hard surface and flat mud tracks, no inclines.

  • Items to bring – the paths could be muddy so please bring stout shoes, walking boots or wellingtons. Please dress appropriately for a winters walk on the coast.