Wild family fun on Darby’s Hill to launch new project

Friday 12th February 2016

Portway Hill, by Mike PoultonWild Rowley Hills

Friends of Rowley Hills and The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are putting on a day of family fun in Darby’s Hill public open space next Saturday to launch a new project.

‘Wild Rowley Hills’ is the first in a series of community events after £10,000 was secured from Awards for All with the aim of celebrating the open spaces of the Rowley Hills and encouraging local people to use them. As well as fun wildlife-themed activities for the kids, there will also be stalls providing information about the history and wildlife of the area.

Simon Atkinson of The Wildlife Trust said: “The Rowley Hills are a fantastic local resource and need to be celebrated, so we really want to bring the local community together to do this.

“When you’ve got great history and outstanding views like this on your doorstep, you don’t need to leave the city to find amazing wildlife and get away from the stresses of modern life. Friends of Rowley Hills are doing a brilliant job of bringing local people together to appreciate this and to ensure that we can protect and preserve the special places they have for present and future generations.”

The event will be running from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 20th February at Darby’s Hill public open space and is supported by site managers Greenbelt Holdings Ltd.

For more information, please see www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/whats-on or call 0121 4541199.


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