Nightjar Walks

Walk on the heaths

Nightjars are nocturnal birds that are easily recognisable by their distinctive song.  Join Urban Heaths Partnership warden Amy as she goes looking for these beautiful birds, and shares some of the myths surrounding them.  The beautiful landscape of Dorset’s heathland at dusk provides a calming backdrop to this video.

This video was created as part of Heath Week in 2021, a week of events that celebrates the amazing and precious heathland of Dorset.  Dorset’s heaths support a wide variety of wildlife and plants, some of which are extremely rare.  It is important that we learn about and protect them.  If you want to find out more about the heathlands of Dorset and get involved, you can visit the Urban Heaths website, linked below.

Watch the video

To the park

Picnic in the Parks has many more activities for you to enjoy. Head back to map and explore the other zones.