Den building and survival skills top the bill

On Saturday 21st June The Bridgwater Way Project (TBW) presents a free outdoor exploration event, offering adventurers large and small an opportunity to hone their outdoor and survival skills in the wilds of…. Bridgwater!

Based from Browne’s Pond in Hamp, ‘Explore’ takes participants on a short walk with free activities along the way. Den-building and survival skills are already guaranteed activities and TBW organisers are seeking votes to decide the other two activities being offered at the event.

Voting is via The Bridgwater Way facebook site,, and the options include Search & Rescue, Nature spotting, Letter-boxing and Woodland craft.

Somerset County Councillor Harvey Siggs, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “The poll closes on 14 June so make sure you vote for your favourites!
Then, on the day, discover the activities whilst exploring the areas where new cycle and walking routes will soon be constructed as part of The Bridgwater Way project. Having completed the circular walk and the activities, participants will receive a great free giveaway and there will be plenty of information and advice on ways residents can get involved in cycling or walking.”

‘Explore’ runs from 11.30am–3.30pm and starts at Browne’s Pond, just off Elmwood Avenue, behind Morrisons. Turn up any time and make a day of it; bring your bike for a free service, your picnic for Browne’s Pond, then discover the activities. Food and drink will be available on site too.

‘Explore’ is one of many planned events by The Bridgwater Way project, funded by the Department for Transport. The initiative aims to transform travel in the town, making it easier and safer to walk or cycle. As well as developing 6.5 miles of new or improved cycle paths, TBW will work with residents, businesses and schools to promote safer travel. The project is being delivered through a partnership of Somerset County Council, Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council.