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RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve near Leek is holding Wildlife Detective trail in Summer holidays

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 21, 2014

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RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve is inviting families to a summer of events.

There will be a Wildlife Detective trail running throughout the summer holidays, from Friday, July 25, to Friday, August 29, 10am – 4pm.

This self-led trail is £3 per child and includes free car parking, 20 per cent off for RSPB members. No booking is required and accompanying adults are free.

Each Tuesday afternoon will also be filled with Woodland Explorer activities.

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There is families mini-beast hunting, den building and pond dipping every Tuesday from, July 29 to August 26, 1pm – 4pm.

People are asked to arrive at the visitor centre for a 1pm start.

Activities will be at a cost of £4 per child. There is a 20 per cent discount for RSPB member and accompanying adults go free. No booking is required.

Learn more about the reserve after dark on a Bats and Moths Guided Walk, Friday, August 1, 9pm – 10.30pm. The reserve team will be using bat detectors and moth trapping equipment, so visitors are able to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures. The guided walk will cost £4 per adult, £2 per child. There will be a 20 per cent discount to RSPB members, no booking required.

Sally Granger, speaking for the RSPB said: "Our exciting summer sevents will be fantastic for families to get closer to nature. The wild woodland is full of creatures but many of them are hiding and we will require some young detectives to help us find them!."

The reserve, near Leek, is accessible by public transport with the Moorlands Connect Bus upon request, includes free access to the reserve with your ticket. To book the bus to drop you off at the reserve call 0300 111 8003 or search moorlands connect on staffordshire.gov.uk.

Trails around this stunning woodland are open throughout the year. To check the events schedule and more information visit the Coombes Valley website at www.rspb.org.uk/coombesvalley or call the reserve office on 01538 384017.

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