Local expert Nick Heasman will explain many things that make the countryside and community of Buriton very special: from the wonderful starry night skies above our heads to the huge natural reservoir of the chalk rocks below our feet - via all the special plants, trees and wildlife all around us. Very few parts of the planet are special enough to be included in National Parks - Buriton is one of those special places ...
70 years ago hundreds of allied troops were camped in and around the parish in the build up to the D Day Landings and Operation Overlord. Buriton Village Association is working in partnership with the D Day Museum in Southsea to find out as much as possible about this period of local history - and a special evening talk will be held on Tuesday 10th June.
Special adviser on the Speilberg film 'War Horse', Andy Robertshaw will give a fascinating insight into the making of a major blockbuster movie as well as unique knowledge about the role of horses in the conflicts of the First World War. Specially arranged for half-term week, this talk will appeal to adults and children of all ages.
Come and help identify as many species of wildlife as possible in a 24-hour period. Begins at 4pm on Saturday 9th August and finishes at 4pm on Sunday 10th. More details from Queen Elizabeth Country Park on 02392 595040
Buriton is an attractive and historic place with a friendly and active community. Walkers, cyclists and horse-riders are welcomed but car parking is very limited, except for customers of the Five Bells or Master Robert Inn.
Visitors by car are encouraged to park elsewhere. There is a public car park just half a mile south of the village at Halls Hill (Grid Reference SU 734198).
Visitors can also park at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, PO8 0QE (Grid Reference SU 719186) and enjoy any of a number of routes into the village.