Free event to celebrate 25th Birthday of the National Lottery

Chesil Beach Centre © Marc Kativi-Smith

To help celebrate the 25th Birthday of the National Lottery, Dorset Wildlife Trust is running a FREE Discover Chesil Beach in Winter walk at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, to thank the players of the National Lottery, who have enabled many wildlife projects in Dorset to be carried out.

The walk to explore Chesil Beach and The Fleet Lagoon starts at 11am until 12.30pm on Thursday 28th November and is free to those showing a valid national lottery ticket.  

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has enabled Dorset Wildlife Trust to deliver multi-million-pound projects including ground-breaking initiatives such as The Great Heath Living Landscape. Projects which are currently running thanks to NLHF include The Gillingham Royal Forest Project, Wild Brownsea, and the Wild Paths training scheme.

DWT’s Development Manager, Rachel Janes said, “We couldn’t have run any of these projects in Dorset without the players of the National Lottery. Because of these projects we have been able to create new habitat and look after our wild spaces, connect land up for wildlife, and inspire local people about the wonderful wildlife we have on our doorstep in Dorset.  Our event at The Chesil Beach Centre is to say thank you and we’re inviting you to experience Chesil in a way you never have before!  We hope to see you there.”

Over the past 25 years, National Lottery players have raised more than £189 million for 3,500 wildlife and habitat projects, which help conserve natural heritage.  In addition, more than 930 public parks have been revitalised and over 72,000 hectares of land has been bought and restored by The National Lottery.

Click here to find out more about how The National Lottery Heritage Fund has helped Dorset Wildlife Trust. 

Booking is essential for the Discover Chesil Beach in winter walk on 01305 206191.

Bird Watching over the Fleet Lagoon at Chesil

Birdwatching at Chesil © Vicky Ashby