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What's On


Harpenden Dawn Chorus Walk, plus Breakfast, 5.45am 10 May CANCELLED


This biennial event has been run since 2008 by the Harpenden branch of the RSPB and the Friends of the Nickey Line, and regularly sells out (24 places).



Meet at the rear car park of the Youth With a Mission site off Ambrose Lane, accessing the site using the drive alongside the bridge. The cost is 7 pounds per head, which must be paid in advance. Identify your breakfast choice when booking, from bacon butties or continental, while juice, coffee and tea is also included. Breakfast will be served about 7am. All are welcome. Contact Roger or Geoff to book your place and get instructions for paying

Contact Roger 01582 763560, or or Geoff 01582 765443 or

Hemel Hempstead Spring Watch Walk, Sunday 10 May at 10am CANCELLED



Spring will be here soon, so join us on Sunday 10th May looking out for seasonal changes!

We will meet by the bridge in Gadebridge Lane car park. Our route is about 3 miles long, and will take us along rural paths towards Pennine Way, from where we will be returning along the Nickey Line and through Old Town back to the starting point. Wear stout footwear as parts of the walk could be muddy

All are welcome. There is no need to book. Contact Roger Green (01442 257030) or Roger Thornhill (01582 763560) if you need further information. 

Rural Redbourn 4 mile walk taking in history and wildlife, Sunday 14 June at 10am CANCELLED



Today we join with the Ver Valley Society. We will meet at the car park on Redbourn Common close to the cricket club. Wear stout footwear, as the paths could be muddy

There is no need to book, and all are welcome

Contact Roger (01582 763560, or John (VVS)

Redbourn Butterfly Walk, Sunday 19 July at 10am

Meet in the car park at the bottom of Redbourn Lane, or if fulll along Harpenden Lane. The walk to the main habitat area is about 1 mile return, with the option of going to a second site involving a further mile in all. Wear stout footwear

This event is getting so popular, that one must pre-book (max of 20). Contact Roger on 01582 763560, or 


Why not come along to one of our working parties and help with the management of the Nickey Line?

If you are interested, contact us with your details and we shall email you with future work parties

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