About the event

Many of us know and love sand dunes as backdrops to the beach we visit, but they are also important wildlife hotspots. Come and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the dunes at dusk as the ‘night shift’ come out to feed.

We hope to hear the iconic “churring” of secretive Nightjars, various species of bats and if we are lucky we may spot a few glow worms. The walk is led by the National Trust who are restoring these dunes and heathland as part of the Dynamic Dunescapes project.

Suitable for All (14+)

Notes: Route will follow unmade paths, soft sand, beaches and in places is uneven.
Distance approx 1.5 miles.

Event will finish before the last chain ferry operates for return journeys to Poole.


Knoll Beach, Studland

Date and times


  • All places FREE

This event is part of our Dawn to Dusk Festival 2022

We invite you to see Dorset in a new light as we head out to enjoy our outstanding landscapes from early morning through to the ‘golden hours’ of summer evenings.

Join artists, story-tellers, wildlife experts, archaeologists and more on our summer programme of FREE events across the county.

See the full programme of events HERE.