Discover local woodlands

Discover local woodlands

28 September 2016

Free countryside events in October

Children and adults alike will have plenty to do in the countryside in October with a programme of events packed with fun activities to discover the local wildlife and to get to grips with useful outdoor skills like den building and orienteering.

Friday 14 October, 10.30am – 11.30am
Toddler Time in the Wild
Make a hedgehog and hunt for food for it.
Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills, KT10 9JQ

Sunday 16 October, 10am – 12 noon
Fungi Walk
Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, nearest postcode KT10 9HQ

Monday 24 October, 10am – 12 noon
Den Building
Can you build a den that can withstand the elements?
Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, nearest postcode KT10 9HQ

Wednesday 26 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Junior Rangers – Survival Skills (fully booked)
Learn how to make a fire.

Saturday 29 October, drop in between 10am and 11.30am, event finishes at 12.30pm
Try one of the five permanent orienteering courses on the commons.
Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills, KT10 9JQ

Saturday 29 October, 2pm – 3.30pm
Shelter Belt Walk
Find out about management and future plans for the A3 shelter belt.
Sandy Lane car park, Sandy Lane, nearest postcode KT22 0NX

Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said “The countryside monthly walks and events are a great way for adults and children of all ages to explore the countryside with local experts who are always so enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge. In the course of these events, the countryside team will be pleased to answer any questions about your local environment and about the on-going works on countryside sites to ensure the protection of the local wildlife and the enjoyment of local residents”.

For more information about the October countryside events, please contact the Countryside Team on 01372 474575, email countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk or visit elmbridge.gov.uk/countryside.

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