Free outdoor activities confirmed for Explore!

Free outdoor fun chosen by the public is on its way this Saturday as part of The Bridgwater Way (TBW) project.

TBW asked people to vote for activities they would like to see included in the ‘Explore’ event which takes place on Saturday 21 June, starting at Browne’s Pond.  The votes are in and the chosen activities are woodland crafts and letter-boxing.

Explore is an outdoors exploration themed event offering something for all the family and encouraging them to think about alternative ways of travelling in to and around Bridgwater.

Via a short walking route starting from Browne’s Pond, participants will try their hands at den-building, survival skills, woodland craft and letter-boxing. After completing the circular walk and activities, participants will receive a free giveaway and there will be plenty of information and advice on ways residents can get involved in cycling or walking.

Somerset County Councillor Harvey Siggs, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “This is the perfect time of year to explore the areas we live in and this is an ideal event to get families together and out and about.

“Encouraging people to be active and consider walking or cycling instead of taking the car is something that benefits everyone.”

Explore runs from 11.30am–3.30pm and starts at Browne’s Pond, just off Elmwood Avenue, behind Morrisons. People can come at any time and are encouraged to make a day of it. Three will be food and drink on site too and free bike servicing will also be available.

The event is one of many planned by The Bridgwater Way, a 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.