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Outdoor Learning in the North East

The North East region covers from Berwick on the border of Scotland, to the west with the border of Cumbria, through the beautiful undeveloped landscape of high moorland in Northumberland featuring its many castles and 64 miles of long distance paths bordering the coastline of the North Sea. Dropping down from the North through Newcastle and County Durham into York and ending at Hull with its Maritime history. Whether urban or rural you are never too far from the countryside or coast.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

 

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30 Days Wild
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30 Days Wild

The Wildlife Trusts excellent 30 Days Wild

On the eve of the UK’s most popular nature challenge, 30 Days Wild, a survey of last year’s participants reveals that listening to birdsong, exercising and eating outdoors, identifying and planting wildflowers, and going on a bug hunt, were people’s favourite ‘random acts of wildness’ last year.

30 Days Wild is a fun, annual event from The Wildlife Trusts, with more than a million participants to date. A record 650,000 people took part in 2020 alone. People are invited to sign-up and try one ‘random act of wildness’ every day, for 30 days in June. Fans join a supportive online community for inspiration, practical advice and wildlife-watching tips.

Top random acts of wildness

The Wildlife Trusts asked a 1,000 people who took part in 30 Days Wild in 2020 about their favourite random acts of wildness.  The top 10 most popular activities were:

Listening to birdsong came top – 88%

Exercising outdoors – 81%

Eating or drinking outdoors – 79%

Identifying wildflowers –  77%

Planting wildflower seeds – 71%

Going on a bug hunt –  59%

Hugging or admiring a tree –  58%

Making a wildlife home (birdbox, bee hotel) –  49%

Going barefoot on the grass or earth –  49%

Sketching, drawing or painting nature –  47%

 

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North East Committee

Contact IOL North East

Committee: Nigel Horne, Dave Shields, Joanne Appleby, Dave Hopwood, Morgan Lax

Go to the North East Facebook page for pictures, videos, reports and updates.

 

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