SeaWatch Training - Hurlstone
About the event
Training on how to carry out coastal watches for dolphins and porpoises led by Vanessa Lloyd of the Sea Watch Foundation. The session will start with an introduction at the National Trust Pills Mill Study Centre near Allerford. This will include an illustrated talk on the general biology and classification of cetacean species, species identification, conservation issues and recommended survey methodology. This will be followed by a sea watch at Hurlstone point to put our skills into practice. We will need to drive from the Study Centre to Bossington Village and then there is a 30 minute walk up to Hurlstone Point.
Know before you go
This event will involve a 30 minute walk from the National Trust Car Park at Bossington up to Hurlstone point . The path is uneven and becomes gradually steeper with some steps up to the look out post at the end. It is unfortunately not ideal for people with reduced mobility.
What to bring
For the second part of the training will be sitting in one place for up to 2hrs. You will need to wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Bring snacks and something to drink. There are toilets in the car park at Bossington which will be 30 minutes away from the survey location.