Look out for Countryside's exciting Autumn events programme

Since the start of the school holidays over 1000 people have attended events hosted by East Devon District Council's Countryside team, making 2016 their most successful summer yet. From rock pool rambles, canoe safaris, pond dipping, natural crafts and bird watching, participants have been treated to some fantastic weather and stunning scenery while enjoying East Devon's outstanding nature reserves.

This year, a new event of Outdoor Yoga at Seaton Wetlands was trialled, led by Yvonne Waite a local yoga instructor. This magical experience took place beneath the pond dipping shelter with swallows swooping overhead.

Councillor Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council's portfolio holder for the Environment, said:

The Countryside team do a fantastic job managing ten nature reserves for the benefit of wildlife and the public throughout the year. The summer holidays are a great opportunity to encourage visits to these sites contributing to the health and wellbeing of local residents and tourists in the wonderful East Devon Countryside.

Tim Dafforn, Countryside Team Leader (People) said:

Each year we run events for children and adults. Our Wildlife Safari events were fully booked in record time with long waiting lists. Other popular events included The Pantaloons outdoor theatre performance of The Canterbury Tales in Exmouth’s Manor Gardens, the audience were thoroughly entertained and enjoyed a glorious summer's evening in the park.

Look out for the latest Autumn/Winter events guide which will be available at the end of September from libraries and tourist information centres. Copies can also be downloaded from the countryside pages of the website.