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Events Coming Soon!

In light of the current C19 pandemic it is very difficult to predict when it will be possible to return to normality. The committee have however decided to pencil in dates for events in the hope that they will be able to go ahead.  Should it prove impossible to hold live events we will, wherever practical provide on line, or other, alternatives.  We hope that you will enjoy participating despite the limitations this may impose.  To ensure the continuation of key local NT projects your support is crucial - and much appreciated!


Sunday 26th September Punch Bowl Challenges

Black Down & Hindhead Supporters of the National Trust and Haslemere Border A.C. present The Punchbowl Challenges.

• The Punch Bowl 10K for seniors (16+) raced under UK Athletic rules, licence number 2019-37586, a testing off road course, down and up the Devil's Punch Bowl, will challenge the most serious runners - but there are races suitable for ALL ages:
• 5k for seniors and juniors (12+) - an easier course, on the rim of the Punch Bowl.
• 2.5k for Juniors aged 9 to 11,
• 1k for juniors aged 6 to 8, AND
• a 50m dash for under 6’s.

Medals for all junior and senior races and trophies/prizes for winners. This is a fundraising event so there is a charge for entering the races - details on the link below: 


Kindly sponsored by: Fitstuff, The Royal School, Yeomans Honda (Churt), and Tesco  

Saturday 16th October - Quiz Night, Fernhurst, Village Hall - cancelled

Wednesday 29th September Educate & Inspire Talk on ZOOM
Beavering Away: Separating myths from reality in freshwater restoration with specific reference to Valewood, part of the National Trust Black Down Estate.
Guy Woodward, Professor of Ecology at Imperial College London, will talk about the common mistakes made during restoration and reintroduction attempts.
The reintroduction scheme for beavers at Valewood, which are "major ecosystem engineers", provides a golden opportunity to avoid the common pitfalls and pratfalls that are unfortunately so rife in restoration ecology.  This will be a great opportunity to get behind the headlines and understand the science behind the National Trust plans for Valewood.

Please encourage your friends to join the Zoom call!

In order to join the Zoom call on 29 Sept please click the link in blue below


Meeting ID: 881 4545 7089
Passcode: 098739
The event is free to members and donors.  Non-members are asked to donate £5 to Lloyds Bank plc, Haslemere (30-93-94), for the credit of the Black Down & Hindhead Supporters of the National Trust Account No. 01950670

Saturday 23rd October Fungal Foray on Black Down.

Dr Andy Swan of Haslemere Natural History Society has kindly agreed to lead a fungal foray for us, planned for the afternoon of Saturday 23rd October. Please note this in your diaries, if you are interested, and full details will be notified in an invitation to members nearer the time.

We also support a number of annual events organised by the local National Trust teams but it is unclear if and when these will be taking place.  We will publish updates as they become available



Photographs throughout the website by: David Elliott, Matt Cusack, Matt Bramwich, Alex Anderson, Alan Waggott and courtesy of the NT