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Short walks in nature

Location: Riverside Valley Park, Countess Wear Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6LR
Join us for short walks around Exeter’s stunning valley parks! We’ll be discovering the wildlife of the city as we go. Walks last approximately 1 hour.

This is part of the Connecting Actively to Nature project.

Event details

Meeting point

In the car park at the rear of King George V playing field (EX2 6LR) ( entrance along from Countess Wear Road the Tally - Ho Inn)


12.15 - 1.15pm
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About the event

These sessions are designed to suit the ability of someone taking their first footsteps into activity and would like to take part in sociable exercise in nature.

Starting Wed 13 March for 12 weeks. You do not need to attend all sessions, come to one and try it out!

If you would like to find out more and register your interest please contact Jasmine on 01392 260838 or jatkinson@devonwildlifetrust.org and she will get back to you.

Wednesday 22 May we're at Riverside Valley Park! Meet in the car park at the rear of King George V playing field (EX2 6LR) (Countess Wear Road entrance along from the Tally - Ho Inn) . The walk is based on the Walking for Health Grade 2 guidelines (Grade 2 - approx 30 - 60 minutes. Walks may include moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles)

The start of this walk cannot be reached by public transport but there is a bus that stops 0.4 miles away, for more information visit: www.stagecoachbus.com or t: 01392 427711


Phone number

01392 260838


Sessions are free, donations welcomed.

Additional booking information

It's great to know who will be coming along to the sessions so we can look out for new people, but booking is not essential so if you'd rather turn up on the day, that's fine too.

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


On a lead

Wheelchair access


What to bring

You must wear sturdy footwear as paths can be muddy

Contact us

Jasmine Atkinson
Contact number: 01392 260838

What to bring?

Please wear sensible, sturdy footwear, some of the walks will be off paths and the ground may be muddy. We advise you bring layers in case it gets cold. For more information on routes please ring Jasmine on 01392 260838 (Wed-Fri) or email jatkinson@devonwildlifetrust.org  

Who will be leading the sessions?

Devon Wildlife Trust's Jasmine Atkinson will lead the walk. If it’s your first time attending the group please arrive 15minutes before the start of the walk for introductions and registration.

Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short lead.

Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN)

These walks are part of the Connecting Actively to Nature project.

This new, flagship initiative from the Devon Local Nature Partnership is tackling inactivity amongst people over the age of 55 in Devon. Working wide range of local health, conservation, wildlife and activity partners the programme, entitled Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN) will help people to develop the confidence to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings on their doorstep.

(CAN) is funded by Sport England through Lottery sales and is tackling the growing problem of activity drop-off in the crucial retirement transition period and beyond. As an active CAN partner we will be setting up and running some exciting local activities that tackle social isolation and help people to get active in inclusive, supportive surroundings. Helping people to come along and get the most out of these activities will be our special CAN volunteers and we’re actively recruiting right now. There are lots of practical training sessions on offer and a really supportive community of over 350 other CAN volunteers. Would you like to join us? We’d like to hear from you if you think you have something to offer. For more information go to our volunteering page

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