Events

The Black Down and Hindhead Supporters Committee runs a programme of public events each year, which are offered free or at a reduced cost to our members.

We also support a number of other events organised by the local National Trust teams and local affiliated community groups. If you are considering hosting an event to support the National Trust, do get in touch. We will publish updates to all featured events as they become available.

Wildflower Walk

Sunday 9th June 2024

Another chance to join a guided walk with local naturalist, Andy Swan, this time at Valewood looking at its diversity of  wonderful wildflowers.

Bird Walk

Friday 14th June 2024, morning
Photo: Edward Stubbs

Join bird-watching enthusiast Paul Matson for a morning walk to look for some of the birds that can be found on Black Down.

A few places still left – request a place through admin@blackdownhindheadntsupporters.org

AGM & Talk: "Munstead Wood - Past, Present & Future"

Friday 14th June 2024 - evening
Munstead gardens

Join us for our brief Annual General Meeting followed by the annual Educate and Inspire Lecture – this year to be given by Andy Jasper, Head of Gardens and Landscapes at the National Trust, talking about the fabulous Gertrude Jekyll’s Munstead Wood.

Free to members, £5 to non-members.  Booking essential!

Bookings now open to all.  (Advance bookings were available to members only until 22nd May.)

Book via Museum events page here

Venue: Haslemere Museum

Photographic Competition - Themed "Green"

30th November 2024 - closing date for entries
2023 winning photo by Richard Walker-Liew

The Black Down and Hindhead Supporters of the National Trust Committee runs an annual competition for the best photos taken of or from the National Trust properties around Hindhead and Haslemere. The full list of eligible sites is included in the rules (download here)

This year’s theme is ‘GREEN’ – interpreted any way you wish!

Entry is free, but donations towards the local National Trust sites are all warmly welcomed. Up to two images can be submitted, by email to admin@blackdownhindheadntsupporters.org indicating the photographer’s name, age (if under 16) and where each image was taken. Raymond Reid Photo is kindly sponsoring the event, with voucher prizes for the best three photos by adult and by junior photographers. Deadline 30th November 2024.

Punch Bowl Challenges

Autumn 2024 - date to be announced
Punch Bowl Challenges

Black Down & Hindhead Supporters of the National Trust worked with local running dynamos Andrew Scorer (RUAlive Series) and Helen Foulds (Maverick Run Project Surrey) on the highly successful 2023 event. Funds raised from the event will be split evenly between the local National Trust estates and local primary school PTAs.

Watch this space for the 2024 event details.

KEY INFORMATION:

Who: Anyone from kids through to grandparents
When: Autumn 2024
Where: Devils Punch Bowl, Haslemere, Surrey
Pace: All levels welcome including walkers
Elevation: Undulating and scenic
Terrain: Footpaths and bridleways

 

Quiz Night, Fernhurst, Village Hall

Saturday 9th November 2024
Quiz Night

Following the great success in October 2023 of the ever popular Fernhurst Village Hall quiz, it returns this year in November.  Keep a look out in the membership newsletters for booking details.

 

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