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Foray Martin Down

Martin Down Sunday 22nd September 2019 10:00am start This superb reserve is home to an exceptional collection of plants and animals associated with chalk downland and scrub habitats, including a number of rare or threatened species and hopefully fungi! Whilst to the south the main habitat is lowland grassland, north across the A354 is an […]

Foray Remedy Oak

Remedy Oak Sunday 2nd September 2018 10:00am start Yes, it is a rather strange name but there is a reason behind it! The legend goes that back in the 16th century, King Edward VI (who came to the throne at age 9!) apparently had special powers because of this, whereby he could cure people suffering […]

Foray Sugar Hill/Wareham Forest

Sugar Hill/Wareham Forest Sunday 5th November 2023 Start 10.00am This is a site the DFG has visited a few times in the past and is often very interesting. It is a very easy location to find from either direction, but I would suggest those coming from the east might find it easiest to take the […]


Foray Programme 2024 Please bear in mind that this programme is provisional at this stage and not yet complete. It will most likely be subject to some modifications over the coming months. However, forays are very rarely called off completely due to weather conditions, unless it is exceptionally inclement! Changes will always be shown here […]

Foray Ringwood Forest

Ringwood Forest Sunday 26th November 2023 10:00am start From the Ashley Heath/Ringwood/Bournemouth direction take the B3081 towards Verwood. Meet at the car park at Ebblake on the extreme southern edge of Verwood, literally just before you enter the village on your right (coming from the Ringwood direction), there should be enough room for quite a […]

Foray Cannon Hill

Cannon Hill Sunday 1st October 2023 Start 10.00am From all directions head for Colehill First School situated on Pitford Heath Road. After a quick survey on Google Maps there seems to be plenty of roadside parking around the various side roads in the area without the very congested parking we used to experience at the […]

Foray Hardy’s Birthplace

Hardy’s Birthplace Sunday 12th November 2023 Start 10.00am For more general info go to Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre. where more detailed directions and information on the facilities and surrounding area can be found. The actual foray route can be fairly uneven with some awkward slopes and of course the obligatory mud! Meet at Thorncombe Woods (Hardy’s Birthplace) […]

Foray New Forest

Linford Bottom – New Forest Sunday 20th October 2019 9:30 am start – (NOTE EARLIER THAN MOST OTHER FORAYS).   Please note that in line with the Forestry Commission’s new rules we have successfully obtained a permit for this foray.   Many of you will have seen or heard of the recent picking ban that […]

Foray Holt Heath

Holt Heath  Sunday 19th September 2021   Start 10:00 am   The reserve is 12 km north of Bournemouth and 3 km North of the town of Ferndown. The largest part of the reserve is South of, and immediately adjacent to, the village of Holt, and 1 km north west of West Moors village. By […]