We are pleased to now be able to resume our Events programme.  As before please contact Lyn Richards if you wish to book on an event as the numbers will be restricted.

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September 2018

Riverside Walk and Picnic

September 11, 2018 @ 11:00 - 14:00
Box Hill farm

Mark Dawson, NT Lead Ranger for Box Hill and Headley, will lead us through Box Hill Farm to the riverside to see how this area has developed since the farm was acquired and the riverside walk reinstated in 2016. We will have a walk along the riverside with a picnic by the water. Mark will point out the wildlife and chat to us about the latest plans for the Farm.  We will enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine…

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November 2018

A Talk on “Blue Butterflies” followed by dinner at the Burford Bridge hotel

November 21, 2018 @ 18:30 - 23:00
Burford Bridge Hotel, Old London Road
Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BX United Kingdom
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From April to September a succession of beautiful blue butterflies can be seen on Box Hill. This talk will look at their very different lifestyles and will focus particularly on how Box Hill is playing a key role in a Butterfly Conservation project aimed at increasing numbers of Small Blues between Guildford and Reigate. The talk will be given by Gail Jeffcoate (author of The Box Hill Book of Butterflies, and previous Butterfly Recorder for Surrey).  It will take place…

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February 2019

AGM followed by Winter Talk

February 2, 2019 @ 14:30 - 17:00
Juniper Hall Mickleham, United Kingdom + Google Map

AGM and Winter Talk, on Saturday 2nd February, 2.30pm in the Templeton room at Juniper Hall. Following the AGM, James Power, National Trust Wildlife Adviser for London and South East, will talk to us about the NT policy on Land, Outdoors and Nature and how NT is working to improve their land, especially farmland, for nature. He will talk about projects in the South East and what this means for Box Hill and other local NT Farms.

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April 2019

Birdsong Walk

April 6, 2019 @ 07:00 - 09:30
Box Hill cafe/Pentagon feature Box Hill, Surrey KT20 7LB United Kingdom + Google Map

Nick Unwin will take us on a walk on Box Hill to see what birds are around and help us identify their songs. The walk will start from the Information Pentagon outside the shop and go wherever the birds lead us. It will be a reasonably gentle walk but may involve going part way down and up a slope. An early start should increase the chance of seeing and hearing more birds, and we can return for coffee and cake…

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May 2019

Headley Heath walk with the Ranger

May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Headley Heath main car park, Headley Common Road
Headley Heath, Surrey KT18 6NN United Kingdom
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Join us for a walk on Headley Heath led by the NT Ranger, Federico Ghittoni.  Feddy will show us round various parts of the Heath telling us about the significant conservation work done over the last few years to improve the heathland, create open chalk grassland, and protect the ponds for wildlife.  The walk will involve some slopes and could be muddy!

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June 2019


June 28, 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:30
Warren Farm, Headley Lane
Mickleham, RH5 6DG United Kingdom
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David and Tracy Kennington will host this very popular event in their garden by Warren Farm Barns. £10 per head. All FOBH members and their guests are welcome. Please ring Lyn on 01737 842889 or email: lyn@mra.uk.net to book places so we can order the right amount of food.

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August 2019

Moths, Mammals and a Folly Good Time

August 13, 2019 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Juniper Hall Mickleham, United Kingdom + Google Map

A walk from Juniper Hall Field Studies Centre led by their staff.  We will open up some small mammal traps and look at the moth trap from the previous night and also look under reptile refuges on site.  We will then be shown how FSC work with biodiversity at the centre (looking at blue butterfly scrapings, the butterfly garden, walled garden etc.).  After this we will climb up through Charlotte’s wood to Broadwood Tower and stop here or on Lodge…

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October 2019

Fungus Foray

October 13, 2019 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Box Hill cafe/Pentagon feature Box Hill, Surrey KT20 7LB United Kingdom + Google Map

A walk to discover and find out more about Box Hill's fungi. This gentle walk will be led by Dr Brian Spooner who was, until he retired, Head of Mycology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Meet at the Pentagon Information Boards outside the café.

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November 2019

Archaeology in the Surrey Hills

November 20, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane
Mickleham, RH5 6DG United Kingdom
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The archaeology within the National Trust's ownership in the Surrey Hills is remarkably varied and complex. Tom Dommett, Regional Archaeologist for the National Trust, will outline the major historic significances in this stunning landscape and how we plan to unearth more of its secrets - with special reference to Box Hill. The talk will be held at Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane, Mickleham RH5 6DG.  

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February 2020

AGM followed by Winter Talk

February 1, 2020 @ 14:30 - 17:00
Mickleham Village Hall, 20 Dell Close
Mickleham, Surrey RH5 6EE United Kingdom
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Following the AGM, Matthew Oates will talk about the success of Purple Emperor Butterflies within Knepp’s rewilding enterprise.  Matthew was the former National Specialist for Nature within the NT. He initially worked in nature conservation practice, specialising in grazing regimes, scrub management and lowland habitats. He then worked to help realise the enormous potential of NT in nature conservation, at site and landscape levels. He is particularly drawn to strengthening people’s relationships with nature and is a well-known broadcaster and…

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