A COUNCILLOR is encouraging people to do a sponsored walk at Earth Trust as part of their fundraising for the nature centre.
Councillor Jo Robb, Chair of South Oxfordshire District Council, joined up with Earth Trust, as one of her chosen charities for this year.
Earth Trust has identified a 10-kilometre and 5-kilometre walk to help residents and visitors take time out and reconnect to woodlands.
Councillor Robb walked along the 5-kilometre trail joined by Jayne Manley, Chief Executive of Earth Trust. The route took the group into Broad Arboretum and Neptune Wood to see the trees that were planted to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson.
The 10-kilometre walk takes visitors around the Trust’s Wittenham Clumps, which date back to the Iron Age, and through Little Wittenham Wood, one of Europe’s most important places for wildlife and a haven for insects, birds, mammals and the protected great crested newt. It also takes people down to the Trust’s River of Life project, a wetland area.
Councillor Robb said: “As Chair of the council I’m very excited to be able to help support Earth Trust this year. The Trust plays an important role in protecting and restoring our local natural environment and gives us all the opportunity to enjoy beautiful green spaces to benefit our own health and wellbeing. Autumn is such a colourful and beautiful season to explore nature at its best, so I hope everyone is able to get out this half term to enjoy these walks.”
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