The Coleridge Way was launched in 2005 (and extended in 2014) to create a 51 mile path across farmland, ancient woodland and moorland. Starting at Nether Stowey in Somerset and finishing at Lynmouth in Devon, the route follows in the footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, crossing the Quantock hills and Exmoor National Park.
Back in the summer of 2016, 12 year old Kellen Lincoln walked the whole of the Coleridge Way and documented his journey through poetry. We are delighted to be able to share his words and pictures as an inspiration to us all!
Exmoor National Park has recently hosted (for a day) two Physics teachers who are spending their September running off-road marathons in each of the 15 National Parks in the UK. But it’s not just about the running – Claire Aspinall and Pam Ellison are also aiming to show how the Science curriculum can be brought to life outdoors. They also want people to pledge to visit a National Park to discover how outdoor learning can educate, inspire and inform. You can make your pledge here. Continue reading
As schools and colleges get their new terms underway, this article reflects on this summer when Exmoor National Park hosted a number of work experience students from schools and colleges in the local region in August. Judging by the feedback received from both students and employees at the National Park, everyone found it a really useful and enjoyable learning experience. The students covered a whole range of activities from checking disused mine sites through learning how to sterilise crayfish to teaching other children about rivers with a working model in a town centre! Continue reading
Today is the start of National Parks Week when we celebrate all the wonders of Britain’s breathing spaces and this year’s theme is ‘adventure’. So to get the week’s hullaballoo off to a flying start, National Parks UK have teamed up with Mission Explore to launch their latest adventure book for children Mission Explore: National Parks. Promoting the idea of being a guerrilla explorer, these pocket sized books are filled with challenges and adventures for children to try out and keep a record of when they are in one of the UK’s 15 National Parks.