25 Mar 2019
A “Wild Walk” Geocache Trail has launched at Brean Leisure Park to support the work they are doing to protect local wildlife and enhance the local environment.
The Wild Walk is a nature walk along North Lane and the bridleway which runs through Holiday Resort Unity. It starts near the underpass that links Brean Leisure Park car park to the holiday resort and then runs alongside the conservation area, fishing lake and beehives towards the Secret Wood.
Major conservation and preservation work has been ongoing at the resort since 2014, including clearing the waterways, planting trees and hedgerows, installing bird boxes, bat boxes, bee hives and bug houses. The Secret Wood at the end of the walk is a little haven for wildlife, a site used not only to release wild animals who have been rescued and rehabilitated, but also to encourage further wildlife.
The caches are all placed along the paths, so there is no need to cross any of the fences or disturb any of the habitats created for the wildlife. They are not placed along any of the fencing that backs onto the static caravans so as not to disturb holidaymakers and holiday home owners.
None of the caches are particularly difficult to find and the hints are not cryptic, so this is a simple little trail for all the family to enjoy, and is open for the public to enjoy too.
Head Gardener, Mick Rayner said “With this being a popular activity, we thought it would be a new, fund activity to implement this season. It will help more people learn about the work we are doing, as well as being open to our local community and visitors to the area, as well as people that stay on site. None of the cache positions will interfere with any of the wildlife or conservation work we are doing, so all we ask is that you please stick to the path and do not look for any of these caches after dusk please.”
The link to the trail can be found here: