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Roundway Down Walk
A walk to 'Oliver's Castle', the site of a civil war battle in 1643, is almost 3 miles from Braeside. This circular walk is a great daywalk that suits Yr3/4+ groups. Opportunities to explore during the daywalk include a woodland nature trail, geology references - chalk and clay, spring lines, Iron Age Settlement, site of Roman buildings. Maps and compasses are used by pupils to lead the group. Full instructions into map and compass work will be given by Braeside staff.
RUNNING TIME: Walk 6 miles / 10km – All day
Devizes Town Trail
A walking tour of Devizes using a map to locate buildings and monuments and then to answer worksheet questions. Braeside teachers can give an introduction to Devizes. Suitable for schools' own teachers to run.
RUNNING TIME: Walk 1-2 miles / 3km – half a day
Search high and low across the Braeside grounds for clues in this 'geocaching - style' activity using GPS handsets. Children will develop an understanding of how to apply ICT in a very active, competitive and fun way. There are two main challenges and handsets (Garmin-brand) are supplied. Great challenge and competition in a fun way.
RUNNING TIME - On site; 1hr - whole day
Drews Pond Woods
Walk to ancient woodland nature reserve, local stories, woodland games and earth education activities. We can use the meadow and the woods for minibeast hunting, and have the possibility of using the stream for measurements or for dipping. En route we walk through a public park (Hillworth Park) and could make use of the facilities for a break.
RUNNING TIME: Walk 4 miles / 7km – Whole day
Visit this private garden to see 33.5 acres of woodland and formal gardens with plants from around the world, many of them endangered species. There are many activities available for Home Covert, including earth education activities, minibeasts, and streams.
RUNNING TIME: Walk 4 miles / 7km – whole day