The South Devon AONB Unit is organising a special series of short walks in Kingsbridge as part of Connecting Actively with Nature a Devon wide project which has secured funding through the National Lottery, from Sport England
Starting on 4th June the short walks will help participants to discover the wildlife on the Kingsbridge estuary in a series of 10 minute easy strolls to take in the view and study the wildlife, followed by a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. The walks which will take place every Wednesday during June and July, will be led by Project Officer Adam who is a keen birder and knowledgeable about all sorts of animals, and plants that might be spotted during the stroll.
These walks are particularly aimed at anyone 55 or over, who wants to get more active in the amazing landscape of South Devon and to meet a few like-minded locals. They take place on Wednesdays in June and July between 9.30am -10am. The meeting point is outside Kingsbridge Information Centre. The walks will be short –no more than 10 minutes to start with, on flat, surfaced paths.
Walks guide Adam Davison commented “There is a treasure trove of wildlife to be found just a few minutes walk from the centre of Kingsbridge. The idea of the walks is to enjoy the surroundings and get a bit of exercise as well. The outdoors can really lift our mood and help us stay active too.”
Devon’s Local Nature Partnership has been awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to deliver an exciting five year programme that will support older people in Devon and Torbay to connect actively to nature. With 122,000 people aged 55+ in Devon and Torbay doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity each week it is a vital, innovative and forward looking initiative.
If you'd like some further details, please call Nicky or Adam 01803 861384 at the South Devon AONB office.