The final Big Adventure Day for 2012 finished on a high at Webber’s Post with more than 200 people turning out to enjoy orienteering, kite flying, Exmoor ponies, wood sculptures and guided walks.
Exmoor National Park ranger, Adam Vasey said: “We’ve organised five Big Adventures this year and it’s been great to see so many local families and visitors come along to learn about Exmoor National Park and enjoy the range of fun activities. The National Park Authority runs the Big Adventures with the Heart of Exmoor team and we’d like to thank all the organisations who have come along, put up a stall and run an activity. Thanks also go to our brilliant Volunteer Team without whom running these events would not be possible.”
The Big Adventure Days were organised to tie in with summer holidays and half-terms and have been a success with 150 to 200-plus people coming along to every one.
Webber’s Post is part of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate on Exmoor, set just below the Dunkery Beacon, with spectacular views over the moorland and wooded coombes, right across to the famous coastline with its clifftop heathland, and over the Bristol Channel.
“Special thanks to the National Trust for hosting the day and running fantastic activities. It was great to finish the 2012 Big Adventures on a real high and we are very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for making our activities possible. We welcome people’s feedback and ideas for 2013 events and especially any offers of support,” said David Rolls, Moorland Education and Outreach Officer with the Heart of Exmoor scheme.
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Exmoor National Park is one of 15 National Parks in the UK and has been designated Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. Images available from Clare O’Connor tel: 01398 323665.
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. For more information visit www.heartofexmoor.org.uk