Over the Bank Holiday Weekend of the 25th and 26th May BActive supported ‘Anglesey Wildlife Walks’ in the Holy Island Wildlife and Activity Challenge.
The Challenge was to discover and identify as many different plants and animals as you could whilst exploring the unique and diverse habitats on Holy Island – Ynys Cybi. During the weekend there was a wide range of activities on offer including guided walks, art and craft activities, bike hire, canoe wildlife safaris and sea level traversing, not to mention the wildlife spotting competition.
Thanks to funding from the Regional Development Fund BActive@Rhoscolyn offered FREE places on our wildlife Canoe Explore and Sea Level Explore Sessions for the Bank Holiday weekend. From our base at Outdoor Alternative in Rhoscolyn we also ran FREE art and craft activities, treasure hunts and orienteering courses for families and individuals to take part in.
These sessions were really well attended with more than 80 people taking part in the Canoe Explore and Sea Level Explore sessions and a similar number taking part in the orienteering and craft activities. The sessions formed part of BActive’s ongoing commitment to introduce a greater environmental awareness to the activities we deliver. We believe that gaining a ‘sense of place’ is a key component of an enriched outdoor experience. As such we will be seeking further opportunities to work to integrate environmental education with our outdoor activities.
For information about our partner organisation in the Holy Island Wildlife and Activity Challenge visit Anglesey Wildlife Walks web site.