What's on 2010


Bird walk

2nd - Spring birds on Chesil
A guided walk looking at the spring birds on Chesil beach, including terns, waders and migrants. No dogs please. Meet at the Chesil Visitors Centre at 1:30pm.

Flower walk

9th - Spring flowers at Ferrybridge
Come and explore the sea of pink that covers Chesil Beach as the thrift comes into flower. Our guide will show you many of the other flowers that bloom on the beach at this time of year. Meet at the Chesil Visitors Centre at 10am.

Fossil walk

23rd - Fossils at Pirates Cove
Join one of our guides for a walk around Pirates Cove looking for fossils. Meet at the end of Camp Road at 10am

May is the month to come and see the glorious sight of many thousands of thrift or sea pink(Armeria maritima) in flower along Chesil Beach. The best place is the grassy area adjacent to the Chesil Beach Centre, but the pinks can be seen in flower right along the Portland Beach road, along with many other species in flower, The 'Portland pinks' are usually at their best in early May.

Information on all events is available from the Chesil Beach Visitors Centre, open 10am-4pm. 01305 760579

The Centre is located at NGR SY668755 on the car park south of Ferrybridge. For GPS users, the postcode is DT9 9XE.

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Please note that all events are subject to change. Please contact the Visitors Centre beforehand to ensure the event is still as planned. On the day, the event may be cancelled due to inclement weather or insufficient attendance.

Standard charges for walks are children £2, adults £3.

Picture by Amy age 8

Picture by Nadia age 8
At this time of year the seaweed in the Fleet is growing fast and the underwater world is at its most colourful. Parts of the seabed in the lower Fleet are carpeted in green and brown filamentous algae moving gently in the current. Why not take a trip on the Fleet Observer to view this spectacle.
Last updated 8/4/2010 ©2009 Chickerell BioAcoustics