• Land Management and Skills Course

    Land Management and Skills Course

    College Farm Minehead

    Thursday 1 June 2017, 10:00 (between 1-5 days )

    Do you live in West Somerset? upto 50% saving on the course fees (conditiona apply)

     

    LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting, 2 Days, College Farm, Minehead  Dates TBC on demand

    LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Basic Tree Felling up to 8 inches, 4 Days, College Farm, Minehead 17th -20th July or 7th -10th August

    LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Tree Felling up to 15 inches, 5 Days, College Farm, Minehead Dates TBC on demand

    LANTRA Strimmer and Brush Cutter Course, 1-2 Days, College Farm, Minehead, 21st -22nd July

    LANTRA Wood Chipper, 1 Day, College Farm, Minehead, 11th August

    Car and Trailer Test (B+E), 2 Days, Taunton/ Exeter, July onwards

    email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01643 822125

     

  • Art Nature and Mindfulness Course - FREE

    Art Nature and Mindfulness Course - FREE

    Fyne Court, Broomfield

    Wednesday 14 June 2017, 10:30 (4hrs each Wed (5 week course) )

    Set in the beautiful grounds of the National Trusts Fyne Court, this course introduces you to mindfulness, what it is, how it works and how it can help reduce stress and anxiety in your life, helping you to live life more fully. 

    10.30 to 14.30 Starting 14th June.  

    Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to help increase levels of physical and emotional wellbeing.

    The course begins with a short gentle, mindful walk (weather permitting) in the grounds followed by coffee.  This is followed by art activities designed for beginners. They are easy to do and rewarding.  So if you have not picked up a paintbrush since school come along and discover your creativity!

    For further details and to book a place on the course call: Ceri Louise on 01278-671703 or 07825137033 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) *There is a small charge for materials but only for those who can afford to pay for them

     

     

  • Mental Health Awareness for Sports and Physical Activity

    Mental Health Awareness for Sports and Physical Activity

    Castle Business Centre, Castle Rd, Wellington

    Wednesday 28 June 2017, 10:00 (3hrs)

     

    TRAINING IN COLLABORATION WITH GET SET TO GO - MIND, FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH 

    This 3 hour workshop (10-1pm) was developed with support from sports coach UK and is designed for coaches, sport administrators, volunteers and front of house staff.   We've listened to people living with mental health problems and people working that will help you - Understand common misconceptions about mental health and the impact of stigma and discrimination. 

    Identify the positive impact that being active has on the physical and mental health. 

    Appreciate the barriers that stop people getting active. 

    Talk confidently about mental health.  

    £30 per person 

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  • Cornfield Annuals Farm Walk

    Cornfield Annuals Farm Walk

    Combe Cross Farm, Monksilver

    Wednesday 19 July 2017, 14:00 (3hrs)

    Join FWAG SW for an afternoon exploring the delightful cornfield annuals successfully established at Combe Cross Farm.  

    Owner Ken Sellick will give an overview of how he has acheived such a wonderful field of arable flowers and we will view some of the Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship options that are carried out on the farm.  

    FWAG SW and Kings Seed technical advisors will be on hand to answer any questions.  

    A cream tea will be provided after the walk £5 pp 

    booking assential call 01823 660684 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

  • Jurassic Coast Walk

    Jurassic Coast Walk

    Kilve car park

    Saturday 5 August 2017, 11:00 (2.5hrs)

    Walk with geologist Dr. Andy King and find out what this section of the coast was like 200million years ago. See some of the earliest ammonites recorded in Britain, and find the best spots for fossils to show friends and family. Please note the beach is very rocky in places so bring sturdy foodwear, be prepared for rocky terrain and bring refreshments as needed.

    Photo credit: Ian Brown

    £5 per serson 

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  • Family Bushcraft

    Family Bushcraft

    Cothelstone Hill car park

    Thursday 10 August 2017, 10:00 (5hrs )

    Take the kids on a wilderness adventure with the Quantock Rangers! Fire starting, mammal traps, den building, plus lunch cooked over an open fire. Lunch is included. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please bring wet weather clothing and sun protection (as needed) and sturdy footwear.

    £10 per person (lunch included)

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  • Bats and Owls Walk

    Bats and Owls Walk

    Fyne Court, Broomfield TA5 2EQ

    Friday 18 August 2017, 20:00 (2hrs)

    Join bat enthusiast and AONB Project Officer Iain Porter on a bat walk around Fyne Court. Use specialist monitoring equipment to record the bat calls and identify what kind of species it might be. Find out more about our UK bats and what you can do to help conserve their habitats.

    Bring wet weather clothing, sturdy footwear and a torch. Sorry no dogs

    £5 per person

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  • Ghost Walk - on the hills

    Ghost Walk - on the hills

    Saturday 2 September 2017, 17:00 ()

    Part of a Ghost Walk Weekend being organised by Haunted Histories - From Celtic warriors and slumbering dragons to the haunting of the infamous Dead Woman’s Ditch, journey through 10,000 years of human history exploring the indelible marks it has left on both the landscape and folklore of these beautiful hills.

     

    Designated both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Quantock Hills cover open heath, wooded combe and rugged coastline. This Ghost walk will guide you through this wild and tranquil landscape to contemplate the prehistoric origins of much west-country folklore whilst visiting the sites of some of Somerset’s most enduring ghost stories.

    For more information and to book go to https://www.hauntedhistories.co.uk/quantock-hills

    PIcture by Mark Howells (AONB and DofE Photo Competition entry) 

  • Quantock Quiz Walk

    Quantock Quiz Walk

    Holford Bowling Green Car Park

    Tuesday 5 September 2017, 14:00 (2.5hrs)

    Join Quantock Ranger Andy Stevenson on a guided walk with a twist! Test your local knowledge of wildlife and habitats in the Quantocks with this fun quiz. Learn great facts to take home and impress your friends, and simply enjoy the stunning splendour of the wooded valleys around Holford, and the open heathland at the top.

    Bring wet weather clothing and sun protection (as needed) sturdy footwear and refreshments.

    £5 per person

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  • Dawn Deer Rut

    Dawn Deer Rut

    TBC

    Saturday 21 October 2017, 06:30 (2.5hrs)

    Experience the iconic red deer rut with Quantock and Forestry Commission Ranger Owen Jones who will take you on a guided walk and explain the hows and whys and where's of red deer in the Quantocks. Listen out for their distinctive roaring and if lucky see a stag defend his harem. The Quantocks at their autumnal best!

    Bring sturdy footwear, binoculars (if you have them), wet weather clothing and refreshments as needed.

    £5 per person 

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