Go wild at Chard Countryside Day this coming Saturday

Chard Countryside Day ImgIf you haven’t visited before, Saturday is the prefect chance to make a first foray over to the beautiful reservoir site at Chard owned by South Somerset District Council.

With lovely woodland walks with watery views and meadows alive with insects and flowers, July is a great time to explore the reserve and all it offers.

On Saturday 18 July from 11:00am until 4:00pm, the countryside ranger team will be on site with lots of free family activities including bug hunting, pond dipping, face painting, forest school activities and wood turning.

There is free parking in the Oaklands Avenue car park, or you could use the Sustrans cycleway from town and cycle to the meadows.

Tim Brown, Countryside Ranger for Chard said, “We enjoy delivering this event every year and sharing with people the wonderful site and wildlife at Chard. We have a great family of 6 cygnets this year on the reservoir, so come along and use the bird bide to see if you can spot them on the water or hiding in the reed beds”.

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture added, “We continue to invest in improving the site, particularly access, so coming to the Chard Countryside Day this year is even easier for you. It’s a fantastic site with lots to see and on the day there will be plenty for you to do.”

To find out more about the Chard Reservoir site, visit www.southsomersetcountryside.com.

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