Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Blakeney Point - a media star?

It has been a busy weekend in the media for Blakeney Point and our role in caring for it over the last 100 years.

On Saturday we featured in a Guardian article entitled 'Do we still need nature reserves?' that captured the nature conservation value of the area, our role in caring for it and the challenges we face, and the spirit of the place.


Then on Bank Holiday monday we had more national media coverage where we featured in BBC's Countryfile Summer Special show based around our centenary of our ownership of Blakeney Point.

In case you missed it, it is here for the next 6 days. You can see Blakeney Point, John Craven, Iain, Eddie and myself between 9m40 and 15m. The seals performed well, as did Iain & Eddie!


As if that wasn't enough, my favourite walk is featured in the EDP Norfolk September issue on p98 as part of the National Trust's walking festival from 1st September to the 4th November.

As part of the festival we are running a birdwatching walk on the 14th September meeting at Morston Quay at 10am for a stroll to Blakeney looking for Autumn migrrants. Booking essential, £7, 0844 2491895.

We are also running a Hop, Skip, Jump and a Walk on the 12th October, 9.45am. Hop on the Coasthopper at Morston with our coastal ranger; skip down to Stiffkey, where you will jump off and start your 3.5 mile walk along the Norfolk Coastal Path. Booking essential, £10, 0844 2491895.


As if that wasn't enough, today we have had coverage on a celebrity visitor to Blakeney Point arriving in a somewhat unusual mode of transport! This highlights one of the reasons why it is so important we have rangers based in the best lcoation to care for the wildlife.


Victoria Francis
Countryside Manager

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