Gareth Malone OBE visits Moors Valley Country Park

Gareth Malone OBE, choirmaster and broadcaster recently took some time off to visit at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest with his family.

Gareth Malone at Moors Valley

Gareth, an ex-pupil of Bournemouth Grammar School, took to the trees on Go Ape, the Park’s award-winning tree-top adventure experience as well as hiring bikes to get away from the crowds and explore some of the 800-acre Forest site.

During his visit Gareth met Jason Faulkner who was running an Easter Orienteering Trail event encouraging families to get active and explore the Forest whilst learning basic map reading skills.

The event was one of many organised by Activate Coast and Countryside, a three year project to encourage local people to get more active through a range of outdoor activities. Funded through Sport England’s Community Sport Activate Fund, key partners include the Christchurch & East Dorset Councils, Dorset County Council, Forestry Commission and Kingston Lacy National Trust

For more information contact the Activate Coast and Countryside team at Moors Valley on 01425 480811.

Caption: Jason Faulkner with Gareth Malone at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood