Bogtastic!

Now that the Jubilee celebrations are over and done with you’re probably looking through your diaries, wondering what you can get up to next. Well, if you’re keen to continue the excitement of the last couple of days and want to get down and dirty in the countryside then you should definitely head to Simonsbath in Somerset on June 9th for Bogtastic, an adventure day suitable for all ages that will take you sploshing about through the mud between Blackpitts and Brendon Two Gates.

Between 10:00 and 16:00, you can try your hands and feet at welly wanging, dam-making, stream-dipping, bog-trotting, guided walks and conservation challenges, all hosted by the kind-hearted folk at the Heart of Exmoor, the Exmoor National Park Authority and the Exmoor Mires project.

Make sure you bring wellies (both for wanging and for wearing!) and suitable outdoor clothing, as it seems the sunny weather of a few weeks ago has once again forsaken the UK.

“This will be a fantastic day for all ages exploring this wonderful site โ€“ come and enjoy the fun.ย The day also includes an opportunity for youth workers and teachers to get free Environmental Survey Training from an experienced practitioner from the Peak District National Park โ€“ where they say that their peat is deeper than ours,” the Heart of Exmoor’s David Rolls remarked.

If you do go and take lots of pictures, please do send them in for our readers’ gallery. We’d love to see what you get up to on the day!

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