WHAT'S ON... 

Tuesday 3rd August 2021
"Coity Tip Bioblitz"
Starting at 10:00am at Big Pit's Car Park (Walkers' end)

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Coal spoil tips are unusual man-made habitats that support a wide variety of species, particularly insects and bugs.  Coity Tip is a particularly good example and a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.  With the expert guidance of Liam Olds from Buglife and local ecologists, we will be looking for unusual creepy-crawlies as well as plants, birds and anything else that turns up.

 

No expertise needed.  Bug-catching equipment will be provided.

 

Please note that the event will be postponed if the weather is bad.

 

Child friendly activity.  No dogs allowed on this event.

Saturday 7th August 2021
"Pond Dipping"
Starting at 10:00am at the World Heritage Centre

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Interesting and exciting wildlife events suitable for children (and even grown-ups).

Find out what's lurking down in the depths!!!

Meet at the World Heritage Centre and then walk to the wildlife pond near Garn-yr-Erw. BWHEG will provide nets and appropriate equipment.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult for these events.

We'll be working in wet places, so appropriate footwear is needed.

COVID-19 regulations apply.


No dogs allowed at this event
Govt guidelines on social distancing will be observed.

Wetlands Bird Survey
 Sunday 22nd August 2021 starting at 10.00 a.m.
 Meet at Garn Lakes top car park.

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22nd August is the eighth Wetland Bird Survey Core Count for 2021.

Stroll around the Garn Lakes and surrounding areas and see the different birds that have been breeding there.
Figures are recorded and sent to the British Trust for Ornithology to be added to nationwide research figures.
No dogs allowed at this event
Meet at the top car park Garn Lakes.
Govt guidelines on social distancing will be observed.

Saturday 4th September 2021
"Pond Dipping"
Starting at 10:00am at the World Heritage Centre

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The second outing to look for interesting and exciting wildlife. These events are suitable for children (and even grown-ups).

Find out what's lurking down in the depths!!!

Meet at the World Heritage Centre and then walk to the wildlife pond near Garn-yr-Erw. BWHEG will provide nets and appropriate equipment.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult for these events.

We'll be working in wet places, so appropriate footwear is needed.

COVID-19 regulations apply.


No dogs allowed at this event
Govt guidelines on social distancing will be observed.

 

BWHEG GUIDED WALKS PROGRAMME


Some walks will be best for reasonably fit adults, but many will be suitable for older children or people with limited mobility. They will range in distance from 5 to 10 km (3 - 6 miles).

Most walks will start from the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, usually at 10.00 a.m., with a few afternoon walks starting at 2.00 p.m. Where an alternative start point is given, this indicates an intermediate point on the walk with car parking nearby.

Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared in case of wet weather.


Details on the walks for 2020 can be downloaded here


BWHEG ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

 

In addition to our walks programme, we have a number of other events and activities, details of which can be downloaded here.

WANT TO JOIN US?


New members are welcome to join any time.


You can download an application form by clicking here and sending the completed form to bwheg@hotmail.co.uk.

 

Or email if you would like to attend a taster activity with us first.

Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group

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