East Devon District Council’s countryside winter events guide now available

The guide covers countryside events from October 2017 through to the start of April 2018

Need some inspiration to keep active and outdoors this winter? Why not pick up a winter events guide which has just been published by East Devon District Council’s countryside team and is packed full of great things to do from now until April next year.

There are more than 110 events in the guide which are being delivered by the countryside team and other partner organisations including, Leisure East Devon, Seaton Jurassic and Sidmouth Arboretum.

Whether you fancy walking with a group, learning about the wildlife found in East Devon or trying a craft such as wreath or soap making there is plenty to choose from.

Cllr Tom Wright, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for the Environment, said:

The events guide displays the amazing opportunities available in East Devon which enable residents to stay active outdoors, learn more about the natural environment and develop skills throughout the year. It is a fantastic resource which I am sure residents and visitors will be eager to pick-up. 

Countryside team leader (People), Tim Dafforn said:

The outdoors is not just for the summer and this new guide demonstrates that there are lots of opportunities to explore the outdoors whatever the season, and within reason, whatever the weather!  

The guide includes a number of established favourites such as Halloween crafts and Christmas wreath making as well as the chance to get involved with something new such as ‘Woodland Work-outs’ and ‘Hedgelaying’. As well as East Devon led events the partner organisations offer other exciting opportunities in the district and we’re looking forward to supporting these events. 

Some of the first events listed include:

• A tree trail, Saturday 7 October to Monday 30 October, 10am to 4pm daily at Seaton Wetlands, £2 per trail, no booking required.

• Apple pressing, Saturday 7 October, 10am to 1pm, The Knapp Local Nature Reserve, a free event, no booking required.

• What’s that bird? Saturday 7 October, 11am to 1pm, Tower Hide at Seaton Wetlands, a free event, no booking required.

• Bird watching tour of Seaton Wetlands, Wednesday 11 October, 9am to 12noon, Seaton Wetlands, £4 per person, book online.

The events guide can be collected at Local Nature Reserves across East Devon, libraries and tourist information centres. The guide can be viewed online at wildeastdevon.gov.uk where you can also book your place for events.

If you would like to find out where your closest collection point is please contact the countryside team via email countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk or by calling 01395 517557.