A series of 5 guided walks exploring our precious local landscape
Are you keen on nature?
Would you like to find out more about the wildlife on your doorstep?
Are you interested in what is being done to protect and enhance our local wildlife?
Then grab your walking boots and join one of our Nature Rambles!
This summer we have a series of five nature walks lined up exploring some special places. Enjoy the plants and animals that have made their homes there.
There is something for everyone; young and old, expert, keen amateur and novice.
Just make sure you book early, as places are limited.
The walks draw on what we’ve learned from the ambitious Nature Mapping exercise we conducted in 2022. You’ll hear about the interactive map we’ve created, charting the habitats and nature hot spots all around Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding, and the vital wildlife corridors that connect them.
Walk No 3 – Tues 5 July: Take a Walk on the Wild Side
A gentle guided walk exploring one of Steyning’s attractive ‘Wildlife Corridors’. Takes in St Andrew’s Churchyard, Abbey Road Village Green, the new Community Orchard and the Abbey Road Conservation Area being managed on behalf of the Parish Council by local volunteers.
Timing: 3.00pm – 4.30pm. Tickets cost £4.
This walk is being organised as part of the Visit Steyning 2022 Walking Festival.
Walk No 4 – Weds 10 Aug: The Mumbles
A guided walk around a very special place, one that you probably drive or cycle past every week and don’t know is there. A former municipal tip, it is now an amazing haven for wildlife, particularly birds, with reed beds, streams, shrub and mature trees.
Timing: 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Tickets cost £4.
Walk No 5 – Thurs 1 Sept: The Early Bird
An early morning walk from the Cricket Club to the Rifle Range and Steyning Coombe. The walk provides an opportunity to listen in to the bird song that is there and pick up on some bird calls and to look for some of the birds that stop over in Steyning and the South Downs area on their migration south.
Timing: 7.00am – 9.00am. Tickets cost £4.
Walk No 1 – Tues 7 June: Bramber Brooks + St Mary’s House Ramble ***SOLD OUT***
This double bill involves a guided tour of Bramber Brooks Nature Reserve and the beautiful St Mary’s House Gardens, with a delicious cream tea in the middle.
Walk No 2 – Sat 11 June: Family Nature Ramble *** POSTPONED ***
A family friendly nature ramble designed with youngsters in mind. Starts at Kings Barn Lane and crosses the water meadows to St Peter’s Church, where the annual ‘Count on Nature’ event will be happening.
*** Sorry – EVENT POSTPONED *** May reschedule later in the summer. Check this page updates.