News release – Go Wild on Grabbist

Views from Giant's Chair and the Grabbist Ridge are stunning.

Go Wild On Grabbist! 

A fantastic fun-packed day of activities, exploration and learning for all ages is the theme for this free event taking place on beautiful Grabbist Hill on Saturday 16 June.

‘Welcome activities’ can be enjoyed at Dunster National Park Centre 10 am – 4 pm. Guided walks up to Grabbist Hill will be departing throughout the day from the Centre.  A number of the walks will be escorted by a story teller, an Exmoor pony and rangers. Support with travel costs is available for community groups wishing to attend.

Guided walks, talks and activities including butterfly and mini-beast hunts, conservation challenges, reptile surveying, bushcraft, kite-flying and story-telling will be on offer to tempt visitors and local people alike to discover more about the wonderful landscape, wildlife and archaeology on their doorstep. There will be a goody bag for every young person who successfully makes to the top, and back!

Organised by Heart of Exmoor in association with key partners Exmoor National Park Authority, The National Trust, The Crown Estate and Butterfly Conservation, it is hoped the event will prove to be hugely popular both as a great day out for the family but also a worthwhile experience for those wishing to find out a little bit more about their local area.

David Rolls, Moorland Education and Outreach Officer said, “Everyone is welcome to come along on what should be a great day out – there really is something for everybody. It has been a real team effort and we are especially grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their support”.

Paul Camp, National Trust Ranger said, “The Giants Chair is one of my favourite spots on Exmoor. With clear skies and the sun shining it is a stunning location for the event”.

For further information please contact the Dunster National Park Centre on 01643 821835 or speak to David Rolls on 07875 565823: www.heartofexmoor.org.uk

ENDS

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Heart of Exmoor

“Helping people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor’s moorland and supporting those who take care of it.”

In 2011 the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership launched a lottery-funded scheme that promotes moorland as the Heart of Exmoor. The scheme’s 15 projects invest half a million pounds to benefit the landscape and community. For more information visit www.heartofexmoor.org.uk

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Helping people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor National Park's moorland, and supporting those who take care of it.
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