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Dorothy House Interactive Nature Trail

19 May - 31 May @ Dorothy House Hospice [ Family , Outdoor & Nature , Environment & Social Causes ]

Interactive Nature Trail

On 19 May, Dorothy House’s new interactive Nature Trail is opening in the grounds of Winsley House!

As well as learning lots about wildlife habitats, throughout the trail visitors will be able to access an augmented reality app which opens up a world of fascinating facts and animations. Using a mobile phone, visitors can take selfies with the resident creatures, discover more about the natural cycles of life and death, and learn about the range of species found in the preserved wild grassland meadow.

Families seeking to go tech-free can opt to try out nature rubbings created by the Hospice’s Creative Arts Therapists and explore the fascinating life cycles represented on the eight interpretative trail boards.

From impressive Yellow Ant eco-engineers to UK Fireflies, Bechstein Bats and cucumber-scented herbs, there is much to wonder at whilst enjoying the stunning views across the Wiltshire valley.

Situated just off the public footpaths from the Kennet and Avon Canal at nearby Avoncliff or Limpley Stoke, the circular Nature Trail in Winsley is a perfect spot to pause and learn more about the incredibly bio-diverse species found in the preserved calcareous grassland meadow.

With one loop of the trail completely accessible to wheelchair users and with on-site parking, the trail offers visitors a unique opportunity to connect with the wellbeing benefits of nature.

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Performers, Hosts & Artists

The trail incorporates the stunning light installation, Firefly Woods, created by internationally renowned artist, Bruce Munro and that features 800 fireflies; each one a constellation of separate small lights dedicated in memory to a loved one who has died.

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