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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIESTAGS

13th January 2023

The day I discovered how accessibility-challenged the Trail could be…

by Peter Morris, North Downs Way National Trail Manager

Last month, I arranged to meet Gini Mitchell…

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Big Garden Birdwatch at Fort Burgoyne

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch was coming up the weekend after our fortnightly visit to Fort Burgoyne. So a morning of light drizzle didn't dampen our spirits as we got ready to help our feathered friends.


We welcomed new families to our group, and …

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Ice, sea glass, hearts & fossils - the Warren

The bright January sun shone to melt the frost and ice away. 


It felt warm at the Warren in Folkestone, even though the temperature was a wintry 1°c.


We felt the vitamin 'sea' from the Channel while we soaked up vitamin D from the sun. 


The fresh tang…

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Birds - creativity in the Officers' Mess at Fort Burgoyne

On yet another a bleak and wet January day, we appreciated shelter in a new space within the walls of Fort Burgoyne


There's exciting work going on to renovate our usual space in the casemates - so the kind folk who manage this historical place are let…

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Festive Scoot in The Warren

The Ice Breakers 

We met for our 2022 Festive Scoot at Folkestone's Warren and became the Ice Breakers, enjoying the sound of ice made as we rolled over the broken pieces of former puddles.


Bright warm sunshine kept our outdoor adventure nice and pleasa…

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Shorne Woods Autumn Bingo

It was a real pleasure exploring the gorgeous countryside of Shorne Woods on 24 November for our High Needs Nature Experience.


Seasonal visits


We like to visit Shorne Woods once in each season as there is safe disabled friendly parking, Tramper All te…

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Fort Burgoyne, Autumn Nature Craft with Touchbase Care

It was a joy to welcome members and volunteers from the incredible community group Touchbase Care to Fort Burgoyne. 


As the rain fell on 15 November 2022, we couldn't go on the nature walk we had planned at the historic site. So we brought nature indoor…

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Fort Burgoyne - where history meets nature

Thursday 29 September 2022


Our Wild Wheelers spent a beautiful morning exploring Fort Burgoyne


Walk Leader Gini Mitchell talked about the Fort's important role as protection for nearby Dover Castle - 'the key to England'.


Military history

She shared…

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Big Butterfly Count at Great Farthingloe Farm

Wild with Wheels joined in the 2022 Big Butterfly Count


Butterfly Conservation's Butterflycount is an annual event to measure the health of our environment. We visited Great Farthingloe Farm, next to the North Downs Way near Dover and Samphire Hoe.

We…

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Kearsney Parks with Russell Gardens and Bushy Ruff

It was a glorious morning exploring Russell Gardens and Bushy Ruff Country Park on Thursday 14 July 2022.


Wild with Wheels founder and director Gini Mitchell writes: 


Local amateur historian Norman Sands, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, taught…

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July is Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month. 2022 marks the 32nd year after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26, 1990.


The Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.


The month is a time to recognize and celebrate how…

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Deaf Blind Awareness Week Experience

We tried to imagine life with restricted sight and hearing for #DeafblindAwarenessWeek 

The charity Sense hold this awareness week each year on around the birthday of Helen Keller. 


What is deafblindness?

Deafblindness is having both sight and hearing l…

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Insect Week Bug Hunt

Wild with Wheels celebrated #InsectWeek with a fabulous session on Thursday 23 June. We explored habitats, spotted insects, and examined invertebrates and tiny creatures.

One participant said: 'We had an absolutely fantastic time, so glad we came along,…

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