From Monday 26 October to Sunday 1 November, joining in with a national Wildlife Trusts initiative, the Big Wild Walk took place. The aim was to walk daily, with a choice of three 'challenges' to take on (hedgehog - walk 3km daily; spotters - how many species can you see? and migration challenge - 96,000 steps, equating the kilometres an arctic tern travels).
Coinciding with half term week, many families signed up and fundraised for us; and we challenged ourselves to log our steps and mileage - could Team BCN collectively reach 303030 steps . . .?
Our favourite feedback was from Caroline Stoker, whose sons Conor and Daniel, below, opted for the hedgehog challenge, walking 3km daily - the average distance a hedgehog covers foraging at night. The boys love hedgehogs and feed the regular hog visitors in their garden. Caroline says: "They braved the wind and the rain and also picked up litter on their walks (thanks boys - ed). On the final day, following their father's covid diagnosis they had to complete their challenge doing 250 lengths of the patio, scooting, skipping, running and hopping all afternoon." Together they raised a wonderful £208 for the Trust and we're very grateful.