1st July 2017: Dale Walk and Gardens

GUIDED WALK ALONG NEW FOOTPATH IN DALE, with the additional opportunity to visit the Dale Open Gardens Event (charges applicable, in aid of the Dale Church roof restoration fund) and also the Dale Heritage centre (free) during the afternoon.

DATE: Saturday, 1st July 2017 at 11am, approximately 3 miles, taking one and a half hours. Meet in Dale car park, and wear sturdy footwear. Dogs on leads welcome.

EVENT: A chance to experience the superb, new, three mile, circular route, recently created for walkers through the efforts of the Friends’ Tuesday Work Parties, in conjunction with the PC National Park and the Dale Environment Group. The walk includes fantastic coastal and inland views, many historical details, interesting woodland flora and fauna and information on how and why the new path was created.

LEADER: Dan Wynn, National Park ranger responsible for the area, who was heavily involved in the establishment of the new footpath. Dan has worked for 5 years as a ranger on the coastline across the UK. A keen bird watcher, he has a passion for managing landscapes for wildlife and a strong interest in marine conservation and related issues, such as plastic pollution and over fishing. One of his chief recreations is to run along the coast path, so he may have flashed past you when out walking!

Also in Dale from 2 – 6pm: DALE OPEN GARDENS EVENT
A chance to have a look around parts of Dale that are normally ‘out of bounds’. There will be around a dozen gardens to explore, with the opportunity to have a delicious cream tea in the Coronation Hall. Tickets will be available in the Hall and the gardens. Proceeds to go towards Dale Church roof restoration fund. No dogs allowed in gardens. Some are wheelchair accessible.

For further information on this ‘Day out in Dale’, please contact Caroline Potter (01646 636341).