Outdoor Learning Programme, Guided Walks and School Group Activities
Outdoor Learning Programme
The 2014 Programme has 27 different courses and guided walks which take place using the woodlands and meadows in and around the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and are being led by local people, all professionals in their own field.
Please bring a packed lunch, sturdy outdoor boots and clothes.
Advanced booking is essential on all courses as places are limited.
All take place outdoors, although some will use the Trust's award winning community hall for part of the day which is fully accessible. There is also a small car park with a disabled space.
Please ask for further details at time of booking as some of the courses and walks will be led through woodlands which are not accessible to wheelchairs due to the make-up of the land.
Places are limited and there shall be a reserve list in case of cancellations. If you would prefer a booking form emailed to you please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 01952 433880. We can also send the programme by post if you send us an A5 SAE with 1st class stamp. Thank you.
Guided walks and activities for Groups
If you are visiting the Ironbridge Gorge as part of a group or live locally and would prefer a group activity, please contact the Trust to discuss your requirements. Activities, for all ages, include guided walks, educational visits, talks and volunteering opportunities to suit your requirements.
We have a permanent orienteering course located in safe woodland above the Youth Hostel at Coalport and a wealth of geo-caches in many of our woodlands. For an orienteering map contact Cadi Price. This can be emailed to you or a site visit can be arranged.
Little Acorns family nature group: This group has been active during school holidays for 2 years. In 2014, we shall start a John Muir Award.
If you are interested in this Award, please contact Cadi Price. There is no charge and we use the local wodlands around Ironbridge. Suitable for 5 plus yrs. Adults must accompany their children and join in!
Little Acorns families disect owl pellets Fungi drawing during the BIG Draw
School national curriculum sessions, guided walks and activities
We offer a programme of half day illustrated guided walks which include activities for Reception, Key Stage 1-3.
All the programmes take place outdoors in the local landscape around Ironbridge and are within walking distance from Coalport and Coalbrookdale YHAs and central Ironbridge. Limited parking is available near to most woodlands.
The programmes are woodland and meadow habitats, earthwalks, river survey, quadrat surveys, forest skills, map skills, den building, practical conservation, industrial heritage and geology. Or a guided walk can be arranged.
Cost: £100 for half a day / 3 hours and available on Tuesday or Wednesday.
However, you are welcome to use the woodlands without the Community Development Officer as all the woodlands are for public access.
For more information, contact Cadi Price, Community Development Officer: 01952 433880: email@example.com