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Reading the Language of Nature through tracks and signs in a Dartmoor Woodl...
Wed, July 5, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM BST
Learn to read the language of nature through interpreting track and sign. Share the stories and different meanings of footprints in mud, feathers on a log, antler rubbings on a willow tree, or scat left on a rock.
Delve deep with the question 'What happened here?. And touch on the 'Five Arts of tracking - who, what, when, where, and why'. And, learn to read the landscape through natural navigation.
Inhabitants of this beautiful Dartmoor woodland include deer, foxes, badgers, otters, fish, and birds.
Robin Bowman grew up walking, camping, swimming, and birding in many wild places. For the past 15 years he has worked with a large variety of schools and organisations facilitating nature connection and wilderness awareness programmes. He currently runs the Hunger Games programme for teens through WildWise, and works with prisoners with the Write to Freedom charity. In his spare time he runs a smallholding with his young family on Dartmoor.
What to bring: Sturdy walking shoes, warm layers, waterproofs (whatever the weather forecast), watch/timepiece, something to sit on. And please bring drinks and a packed lunch.
Where to meet: Woodland between Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey. Address and directions provided upon booking. Parking very limited so car sharing encouraged.
Cost: £35 per adult and £20 older, engaged children/teenagers under 16. Group size is limited so pre-booking is essential.
Cancellation: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.