Somerset's Brilliant Coast
Somerset’s coastal landscape is loved, enjoyed and celebrated by its local communities for its immense variety, the richness of its wildlife and the contribution it makes to their health and wellbeing.
This part of the project involves a programme of events for local people to help them learn about Somerset’s Brilliant Coast and become involved in its protection and conservation.
Events include 'Rock Pool Rambles', 'Wildlife Watching Trips', 'Beach Cleans', Citizen Science activities and much more. Keep a look out on our events page to see what you could get involved in.
This part of the project engages directly with coastal parishes working with them to build a sense of ownership over their local coastline and developing their own ideas on how they can build a community that cares about the coastline and empowers them to make these ideas a reality.
We are working with communities to help them set up events and engagement activities that will celebrate and highlight the importance of the coastline and its heritage to the whole community. We are taking a staged, participatory approach working through Parish Councils enabling them to guide Somerset Wildlife Trust in the best way to engender a sense of local ownership and a solid legacy for coastal appreciation and protection into the future. If you would like your parish to be involved contact Mark Ward at:
This part of the project is working with local schools, teachers and youth groups to offer outdoor learning opportunities, using our interesting and inspiring coastline to give them a connection with nature and provide them with valuable personal experiences.
We are working with selected schools and youth groups to develop and deliver a series of ongoing outdoor learning activities, which give them a connection with nature and safe places to explore so that they can become more familiar with Somerset’s coast. Sessions include seashore nature rambles, environmental games, beach cleans and creative activities such as sculpture and beach art. The sessions will be delivered using the Wild Beach teaching programme which is based on the Forest School model. If you are interested in you school or youth group getting involved then contact Tilda Gibbs at: