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Trekker Tim’s Adventures at Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve

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Join the Chard Reservoir Volunteer Group and South Somerset’s Countryside Rangers this Easter as they launch their new children’s nature trail ‘Trekker Tim’s Adventures’ at Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve.

The nature trail has been made possible thanks to generous funding of £4000 from South Somerset Disitrict Council’s Area West committee to the Chard Reservoir Volunteer Group.

The trail is the first permanent nature trail to be installed at the nature reserve. It takes families on a short exploration of the reserve, with questions and activities to keep children entertained whilst helping them to learn and love the wildlife that lives on the reserve.  The trail has been designed to be completed whatever the time of year and is aimed at children from 2 years old to 10 years old.

The launch of Trekker Tim’s Adventure Trail will run alongside the Spring Time events at the reservoir, which will give visitors a chance to partake in the trail as well as getting involved with crafty activities, such as designing wooden Easter eggs, creating pine cone Easter bunnies and making their own Easter baskets. These events will be held on Thursday 14 and 21 April 2022 between 10am and 2pm. The Chard Volunteer Group will also be offering refreshments.

Our Community Heritage Officer, Edd Chilcott, will also be hosting a ‘Guide in the Hide’ event on Tuesday 12 April, which will give children the chance to come and discover something new from the bird hide, and learn about the birds that live on and visit the reservoir.

Sally Gray from the Chard Reservoir Volunteer Group says, “Come and follow the trail and see what you can find. Maybe make your own trail and create a scrapbook. You will see different things each time you visit. Come and have some fun.”

Hannah Stanton, Countryside Ranger at Chard Reservoir, says, “I cannot wait to have our very own permanent trail for children of all ages to come down and take part in here at Chard Reservoir LNR. Not only will it provide an opportunity for children to get into the great outdoors, but  it will also get their brains ticking and thinking about their natural surroundings as they enjoy themselves on the trail.”

You will find the trail leaflets at Oaklands car park and the Angler’s car park at Chard Reservoir or you can download your own copy to print out at home by visiting:

You can also find out more about our forthcoming events on our website and by following our Facebook and Instagram pages @Chard Reservoir.

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