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Northam Burrows Easter - Summer Events Launch!

Rockpool Ramble

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You'll be spoilt for choice with Craft Events and Rambles over the Easter Holidays and Summer at Northam Burrows Country Park in Westward Ho! 

If you're scratching your head for things to keep the smaller family members or even yourself amused over the Easter Holidays then the exciting events organised by Northam Burrows Rangers may be just the thing you're looking for. Something for everyone is an apt description for the variety of activities on offer, which kicks off with a "Birds and Eggs" themed day on Tuesday 12th April. Drop into the visitor centre between 2pm and 4pm to make your very own, take home, Bird Feeder from recycled materials and then if you're still up for more head out to explore an exciting self-guided Easter holiday trail.

History lovers can enjoy a guided walking tour of Westward Ho's! past on Thursday 14th April or if Rambling is more your style than the rangers' ever popular Rockpool Ramble takes place on Tuesday 19th April. The Ramble is a chance to discover the weird and wonderful creatures that call the rockpools home which our rangers are experts at finding. To complete the Easter line-up a Strandline Scavenger Hunt has been organised for Thursday 21st April. As well as all of this if you want to step out on your own family adventure then from the 12th to the 24th April there will be an 'egg' themed self-guided trail around the sand dunes. Free maps for this can be collected from the Northam Burrows visitor centre which is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

No booking is required for any of the organised events but children must be accompanied by an adult and appropriate clothing and footwear is advised. If you're like Torridge's hungry rangers some snacks and drinks may be a good idea too or alternatively the onsite Pebble Ridge Kitchen CafĂ© is also accessible. Meeting places vary so please check out all the details at https://www.torridge.gov.uk/northamburrows or in these posters:

Birds & Eggs Tuesday 12th April (PDF) [45KB]   Tides of Change History Tour Thursday 14th April (PDF) [92KB]   Rockpool Ramble Tuesday 19th April (PDF) [54KB]   Strandline Scavenger Hunt Thursday 21st April (PDF) [114KB]

Rangers and groups of volunteers have also been busy in recent months putting in place a network of new bridges and way-markers to make navigating across the burrows in your own time much easier. These new additions can be enjoyed at your own pace and offer a variety of different routes for you to try out and explore. Speaking of volunteers the rangers are already recruiting for the summer to-do list programme starting with a beach clean on 9th April but also taking in conservation work around Kenwith Valley Reservoir - Bideford's hidden gem for nature and wildlife. Booking is required for these events and everyone is welcome and no experience required. See details below:

Northam Burrows Summer Volunteering Poster 2022 (PDF) [971KB]

31 March 2022

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