Wild time at the Gorge

PUBLISHED: 18:49 14 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 24 May 2010

FAMILIES will be able to discover the amazing wildlife of Avon Gorge later this month. The Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project is teaming up with Avon Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, and the Forestry Commission to stage a family fun day. Visitors

FAMILIES will be able to discover the amazing wildlife of Avon Gorge later this month. The Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project is teaming up with Avon Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, and the Forestry Commission to stage a family fun day.Visitors will be able to choose from walking either a woodland trail in Leigh Woods or a grassland trail on the Downs.At the start of each trail, each participant will collect a Gorge passport. Costumed wildlife experts dressed as Bristol onions, badgers and woodsman will line each trail.Those taking part will be challenged to have their passport stamped by each character and to answer clues along the way to win a prize at the end.Other activities will include storytelling and craft sessions.The trails are a great way to see rare wildlife such as the Bristol Onion and the Bristol whitebeam tree, both unique to the area. The event runs from 11am-3pm on June 25 and the trails will take up to 90 minutes to complete. People wanting to take part must book in advance by calling 01594 833057.

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