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Whitehill Country Park's Bushcraft Session

Published on 5th Jul, 2016

Whitehill Country Park took part in a national programme aimed at developing skills among young people by inviting them to flex their Bear Grylls abilities through bushcrafting. The Paignton-based holiday park joined forces with Reach Outdoors to teach students from Gloucestershire College a series of bushcrafting sessions in its private woodland.

The group had their foraging skills put to the test during their visit. This exciting activity is part of National Citizen Service (NCS), a programme which inspires teenagers to try new challenges.  

The bushcraft sessions at Whitehill form one of many activities that the 16 and 17 year olds will embark on this summer during a series of 5-day residentials in the English Riviera. The students had an action-packed time during their visit to the Bay, which included archery, team building, coasteering, kayaking and raft building.

Director of Reach Outdoors, Richard Hanbury, said: “'It’s exciting for Reach Outdoors to be able to attract large groups to come and stay with us on the English Riviera. As a small business our ability to attract large groups to the area has always relied on the relationships that we build with other organisations in the Bay.

“Today we are fortunate to have been able to use a beautiful bushcraft area at Whitehill Park which is just walking distance from our camp location. We are thankful to the Whitehill team for their contribution to this event.”

Situated in 40 acres of countryside, family run Whitehill Park offers a wealth of holiday accommodation including caravans, lodges, camping pods, or touring and camping pitches


Published on 5th Jul, 2016
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