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Walk for wildlife in Dorset this spring

PUBLISHED: 12:02 12 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:02 12 March 2014

Purbeck coastline walk for wildlife © Tony Bates

Purbeck coastline walk for wildlife © Tony Bates

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As spring changes the sights and sounds of Dorset’s landscape, Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to host the 16th Walk for Wildlife on Sunday 13th April 2014.

Scenery on the Walk for Wildlife © Tony BatesScenery on the Walk for Wildlife © Tony Bates

There are two routes to choose from, either 7 miles or 13 miles, both starting and ending at Leeson House, Langton Matravers. The walks are suitable for all, from ramblers to families with toddlers and those with canine companions.

Both routes pass through Durlston Country Park and past Anvil Point Lighthouse, which has stunning views along the Jurassic Coast. There will be a part of the beautiful coastline to explore that will extend to Dancing Ledge for the 7 mile route and St Aldhems Head for the 13 mile route.

Since the walk started, over 3,200 people have joined us for the walk, and over £55,000 has been donated to Dorset Wildlife Trust’s important conservation work in Dorset.

Individual Giving Manager for DWT, Fiona Sansom said: “Walk for Wildlife is always a popular event with our supporters as it’s a fantastic opportunity to get out and put a ‘spring’ in your step. It is a great way to see wildlife, get some fresh air and exercise, and help support Dorset Wildlife Trust. Some people even take it on as a personal challenge and get sponsored for their walk, especially for the longer route, which is very rewarding! It also means that others not taking part in the walk can contribute to conserving Dorset’s wildlife on land and in the sea. Whichever route you choose, you are guaranteed to see some of Dorset’s most iconic views and wildlife.”

Wildlife previously spotted includes peregrine falcons, hummingbird hawkmoths and even dolphins.

Walkers can register 7am on the day at Leeson House. The registration fee is £5 per child, £15 per adult and £35 per family. For more information and to register online, visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/walkforwildlife.html, or call 01305 264620.

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