Dozens of families descended on Browne’s Pond at the weekend to Explore their town with the help of The Bridgwater Way (TBW).
With the perfect weather for getting out and about, TBW invited the public to take part in activities on a circular walk on Saturday. The outdoors-themed ‘Explore’ event offered something for all the family, encouraging them to think about alternative ways of travelling in and around Bridgwater.
“This was a different way to enjoy Bridgwater, the activities were great fun and made use of the areas where the new walking and cycling routes will be,” said Somerset County Councillor Harvey Siggs, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport.
Via a short walking route starting from Browne’s Pond, participants tried their hands at den-building, survival skills, woodland craft and letterboxing. Dr Bike was onsite providing free bike servicing and people of all ages got involved in getting out and about on foot and cycle.
Sarah-Jane from Hamp commented: “We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. So much to learn from the organised activities! It was great to try making vines from nettles – we had no idea and we didn’t even realise we had walked 2 kilometres in the process!”
‘Explore’ was 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.