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Making Bird Boxes, WWII History Walks and Poetry Nature Trails!

Burrows Event 2019

There will be lots of free family activities running on Northam Burrows throughout the school holidays with some great experience days thrown in for good measure.

Two specific events kick off on Tuesday 18th February when the Ranger team will be helping families to make bird boxes 2-4pm. Then on Thursday 20th February Dave Edgecombe of North Devon AONBs Coastal Heritage project, will be leading a WWII history walk, setting off from the visitor centre at 2pm.

There will also be a self-guided trail - "Lines in the Landscape" which invites participants to explore Northam Burrows from a totally new perspective. Discover hidden lines in the landscape as you seek the dynamic poetry trail which has been devised and installed by the Ranger team at the Park. Find your connection with the wild beauty of the natural environment, read inspirational work by poets both famous and local and add your own thoughts and dreams to the creative compositions.

Councillor Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin Lead Member for Community, Culture and Leisure said:

"I love the idea of combining a visit to the Burrows with a chance to explore poetic connections as well. If you are feeling analogue, then you can collect a map leaflet from outside the toll booth at the Appledore entrance to Northam Burrows. On the other hand, if you're a digital diva you can download the What3words app to your phone and then search online for 'Northam Burrows Country Park events' for details of how to take part. You will also need to book a place if you want to make a bird box. It all sounds like great fun."

To book a place on the bird box making session on 18th February please email northam.burrows@torridge.gov.uk or call 01237 479708.

05 February 2020