Secrets of the Solent - Thanks to Lottery players

Farlington marshes

© Siân Addison

Secrets of the Solent - Thanks to Lottery players

Do you play the National Lottery? Want to learn more about our amazing Solent; its wildlife and habitats? Join us on this guided walk.

Event details


2:00pm - 5:00pm
A static map of Secrets of the Solent - Thanks to Lottery players

About the event

Thanks to players of the National Lottery we have a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for our Secrets of the Solent project.

Through art, photography, talks, marine surveys, sustainable seafood and volunteering we want to raise awareness and appreciation for the Solent, its amazing wildlife and special habitats. We want to inspire people, communities and businesses around the Solent to help look after it now and into the future.

To thank National Lottery players we are hosting this guided walk around Farlington Marshes Nature Reserve. Secrets of the Solent team members will give an introduction to the Solent, its wildlife and habitats; and how we interact with it through leisure, tourism, travel and industry.

The walk is approximately 2.5 miles around the outer seawall of the reserve. We will stop along the route to talk about the Solent.

The walk may include some time on the shore to look at different species so we recommend Wellington boots.

After the walk there will be refreshments (biscuits/cake and a soft drink) in the hut.

This event is open to people who have purchased a National Lottery ticket or scratch card in 2021. After booking tickets to this event you will be asked to email us a photo of your National Lottery ticket or scratch card.

Covid Secure Mission Statement:

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust continues to take steps to help limit the spread of Covid-19. We are keeping the situation under review, and so there may be the need to change your booking at short notice. The below statement outlines what to expect from us, and what we expect from you. If you do not adhere to the guidelines outlined below, we reserve the right to stop your session and ask you to leave.

What to expect from us:

· We will follow the latest government guidelines- your visit could be cancelled or postponed at short notice if guidance changes· We will always remain 2 metres apart from you

· There is no access to Wildlife Trust managed toilets during your visit- if you choose to use public toilets you do so at your own risk

· We will continue to provide first aid and emergency care for you. In an emergency we may not be able to maintain social distancing, staff providing the first aid will wear appropriate PPE

· If one of our staff delivering your event becomes unwell within 2 weeks we will inform you

What we expect from you:

· You will follow the latest government guidelines

· You will share this statement with all members of your group

· You will remain 2 metres apart from staff, volunteers and other group participants (unless they are part of your family)

· You remain responsible for arranging your own travel and checking all relevant risk assessments for travel are in place

· If you or someone within the group becomes unwell within 2 weeks you will inform us by contacting the staff member who booked your event.


There are no Trust managed toilets on site. You use public toilets at your own risk.


- Warm, weatherproof clothing and a hat as many survey areas are exposed and can be windy.

- Sturdy (ideally waterproof) footwear with good ankle support. Wellington boots are recommended as the walk may go onto the shore.

- Sun protection and water if it's a sunny day.

Know before you go


On a lead