Bevendean & Moulsecoomb Nature Trail

by Bevendean & Moulsecoomb Trail in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Bevendean & Moulsecoomb Nature Trail
We did it
On 31st May 2019 we successfully raised £3,007 with 74 supporters in 29 days

To create a 'nature trail' that links up Bevendean and Moulsecoomb's hugely under-used beautiful green spaces.

by Bevendean & Moulsecoomb Trail in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we are lucky enough to reach our 'stretch' target we will have enough funds to further enhance this wonderful project this summer.    We already have a expert lead nature walk organised for July (which will be free for people to join) but we'd love to be able to schedule in an autumn lead walk, a winter walk plus a spring walk in 2020.    We also have plans to have a Sussex based crafts-person created a weather proof wooden sign to be placed at the beginning of the trail, which will show the map plus various information points on what can be seen along the trail.   


Local residents from both Bevendean and Moulsecoomb have come together to create a 'nature trail' that will link up some of the very much under-used gorgeous green spaces that we have in this location.   

This area of high poverty, on the outskirts of Brighton, lies on the doorstep of the beautiful South Downs, yet many people do not currently utilise the green spaces we have and sadly many residents are not even aware that some of these public green spaces exist or know how to access them.    

To encourage an appreciation of nature and for improved physical and mental health for all the community, from the very young to the elderly, we are developing the 'Bevendean & Moulsecoomb Nature Trail' that will be launched this summer.    

Our green spaces include Farm Green Park, Bevendean Community Garden, Bevendean Down and Moulsecoomb Woods.    

We will commission an artist to create a beautiful illustrated map, which will mark out the trail linking up these green spaces and will point out what might be spotted there.... badgers, tadpoles, mushrooms, bats, trees, butterflies, wildflowers, birds etc.   

We are raising funds to ensure that every home in Lower Bevendean, Higher Bevendean, Meadowview and Moulsecoomb will receive a free copy of the beautifully illustrated 'Bevendean and Moulsecoomb Nature Trail map'.  

The map will also be made available in public places such as libraries, health centres and community centres.   

Funds will also cover an expert a 'lead' nature walk will take place four times a year, covering all seasons and individuals and families will be encouraged throughout the year to walk the trail alone or in groups (ie local primary school classes).    

The map will also show access points along the trail and will mark out the best access points for people with mobility issues and for wheelchairs and baby buggies.   

The map will also show the routes to green spaces that are just outside of our route area (Wild Park, Stanmer Park, Hodshrove Woods, Wollards Orchard etc)  

Members of the community have conceived the idea of our very own nature trail, to bring our community together, to enjoy the fresh air and health benefits of being outdoors.   

We look forward to seeing local residents having picnics in the woods along the route and learning about the nature that is on our doorsteps.   

We live in a time when children no longer play outside and people have forgotten how wonderful nature is.   Our launch of the Bevendean and Moulsecoomb Nature Trail will give our community the opportunity and the encouragement to experience something that may be new to them and that they can enjoy over and over again and which will improve both the physical and mental health of people of all ages living here.    

This project is support by Fernee Forest Club, Friends of Moulsecoomb Woods and Friends of Farm Green

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

21 of 30 claimed

limited edition print of map

A limited number of the beautifully hand illustrated map will be hand printed. These prints will be of a professional quality that can allow you to frame for your home.

£20 or more

15 of 25 claimed

Lead Nature Walk through trail and picnic

A private group will be lead through the trail on a weekend afternoon (date to be confirmed). The walk will finish with a lovely picnic, which will be provided by us and will include food and drinks.

£30 or more

1 of 18 claimed

Evening outdoor meal in Bevendean Community Garden

How about an evening meal with a difference? We will host an evening in the community garden. Meal will include 3 course vegan food cooked outside and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. We will sit and eat together around the fire-pit. This award is designed for solo persons, couples, groups of friends and families who wish to enjoy a meal out with a difference.

£60 or more

0 of 8 claimed

Evening outdoor meal in Bevendean Community Garden

This reward covers two people joining our evening. We will host an evening in the community garden. Meal will include 3 course vegan food cooked outside and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. We will sit and eat together around the fire-pit. This award is designed for solo persons, couples, groups of friends and families who wish to enjoy a meal out with a difference.

£250 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Meal around the fire-pit for group of 12

Got a birthday coming up? Want to do something different? This is for up to 12 people to have a 3 course (vegan) meal around the fire-pit on an evening or afternoon mutually agreed. The meal will include a glass of wine/beer/soft drink.

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