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Spring/Summer Guided Walks & Events 2017

Information on Northam Burrows Events this Spring and Summer.

From guided nature walks to searching for buried pirate treasure, there is something for everyone at at our spring/summer events. They are a great way to get outdoors and explore the Burrows. They are family friendly and free (but tolls may apply for vehicles entering the park).

This season we are teaming up with North Devon Coast AONB to run a programme of Coastal Creatures events exploring the North Devon coastline to take a closer look at what lives here and how we can protect it. Look out for these special events in the programme below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's On

April

Coastal Creatures Easter Eggcase Hunt-part of the North Devon Coast AONB's Coastal Creatures Project

Tuesday 4th of April 2pm-4pm

Take part in a national survey to help record the eggcases of Sharks, Skates and Rays.

Meet at Westward Ho! slipway.

 

Super Swallows

Thursday 6th of April 2pm-4pm

Learn about these birdies and build them a brilliant nest for your garden.

 

History Walk

Tuesday 11th of April 2pm-4pm

Take a look at Victorian Westward Ho! on a guided walk with Dave Edgcombe from the North Devon Coast AONB.

Meet at Westward Ho! slipway.

 

Easter Rockpool Ramble

Thursday 13th of April 2pm-4pm

Join the Rangers for an afternoon of rockpooling.

Meet at Westward Ho! slipway.

 

May

Kites in Flight

Tuesday 30th of May 2pm-4pm

Build your very own kite and fly it on the Burrows.

 

June

Fish Festival Rockpool Ramble-part of the Westward Ho! Fish Festival

Thursday 1st of June 2pm-4pm

Join the Rangers for an afternoon of rockpooling!Meet at Westward Ho! slipway.

 

Spring Plant Walk

Sunday 4th of June 10am-12pm

Come and see the Burrows in bloom as we look at the early season plant life.

 

July

Early Summer Plant Walk

Sunday 2nd of July 10am-12pm

Early summer is the best time to see some of the most spectacular Burrows plants in flower. 

 

Coastal Creatures Rockpool Ramble-part of the North Devon Coast AONB's Coastal Creatures Project

Monday 24th of July 1pm-3pm

Join us for a special low tide rockpool ramble.

Meet at Westward Ho! slipway.

 

Magic Potions

Tuesday 25th of July 2pm—4pm

Come and find out about the fragrant herbs of the Burrows and make your own herbal potions.

 

Dinosaur Day

Thursday 27th of July 2pm-4pm

Learn about the giant lizards that used to roam the earth millions of years ago.

 

August

Under the Sea

Tuesday 1st of August 2pm-4pm

Craft event with an underwater theme.

 

Circus School

Thursday 3rd of August 2pm-4pm

Learn circus skills with the Rangers.

 

Late Summer Plant Walk

Sunday 6th of August 10am-12pm

Late summer is the best time to find sweet smelling plants on the Burrows.

 

Coastal Creatures Sandcastle Competition-part of the North Devon Coast AONB's Coastal Creatures Project

Tuesday 8th of August 2pm-4pm

A fun sandcastle competition.

Meet at Sandymere bridge.

 

X Marks the Spot

Thursday 10th of August 2pm-4pm

Come and create a pirate outfit and search for buried treasure.

 

Coastal Creatures Love your Beach-part of the North Devon Coast AONB's Coastal Creatures Project

Tuesday 15th of August 2pm-4pm

Learn about marine litter and help us find a crafty solution to the problem.

 

Burrows Bug Hunt

Thursday 17th of August 2pm-4pm

Search the dunes for mini-beasts and build your own bug from recycled materials.

 

Every Dog has its Day

Tuesday 22nd of August 2pm-4pm

A fun family dog show with silly competitions.

 

Coastal Creatures Seaside Surveys-part of the North Devon Coast AONB's Coastal Creatures Project

Thursday 24th of August 10.30am-4pm

Come and help us record the creatures on our coastline at this drop in event.

Meet at Westward Ho! slipway.

 

Wild in the Garden

Tuesday 29th of August 2pm-4pm

Learn how to make a home for wildlife in your garden.

 

Birds of the Burrows

Thursday 31st of August 2pm-4pm

Join us for a guided walk to see some of our feathered friends.

 

September

Autumn Plant Walk

Sunday 3rd of September 10am-12pm

The rarest Burrows plants come out in the early Autumn.


All guided walks and events will meet at the Burrows Centre unless stated otherwise. Please wear sensible footwear and suitable clothing. For further information contact the Burrows Centre on 01237 479708 or email northam.burrows@torridge.gov.uk