Bogtastic Adventure Day
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a fun packed Bogtastic Adventure Day for all ages exploring the bogs and wetlands between Blackpitts and Brendon Two Gates on the B3223 Simonsbath to Lynton road (there will be signs up on the day). The event, which is hosted jointly by the Heart of Exmoor, Exmoor Mires project, the Environment Agency and Exmoor National Park Authority, is on Saturday 9 June from 10am-4pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
On offer will be stream dipping, dam making, welly wanging, an Exmoor Pony from the Exmoor Pony Centre, bog trotting, conservation challenges, wildlife activities and guided walks with Mires project staff, exploring the nature and heritage of the area.
David Rolls from Heart of Exmoor says: “This will be a fantastic day for all ages exploring this wonderful site – come and enjoy the fun.
“The day also includes an opportunity for youth workers and teachers to get free Environmental Survey* Training from an experienced practitioner from the Peak District National Park – where they say that their peat is deeper than ours!”
There will be toilets on site and food is available locally at Simonsbath. Please wear outdoor clothing and suitable footwear, wellies are advised (the brighter the better). If wet, the event will be held at the National Park’s 19th century sawmill in Simonsbath.
For more information please call 07875 565823 or the National Park Centre in Dulverton 01398 323841.
Notes for Editors:
*The environmental surveys being conducted are OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) and MICCI (Moorland Indicators of Climate Change Initiative).
Published: 30 May 2012
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