Explorer Trail

Want to know more about our children's Explorer Trail? Want do download the booklet? Read on!

This activity has been designed for primary school-aged children and consists of a series of posts that have raised plaques for "rubbings" on them, showing the trees and wildlife to be searched for in the woods.

Explorer Trail booklets have been produced by Natasha Lade and Claire Morgan, of Cardiff City Council, in conjunction with the Friends. These can be downloaded from here or from Outdoor Cardiff.

Cardiff City Council and Natural Resources Wales have funded this venture and 600 booklets have already been printed. A number of these have been distributed to the schools in the area.

A map is provided to help the children find the posts. As well as spaces to do the rubbings (using a pencil or crayon), there are descriptions in the booklet about the animals and plants shown.

The Explorer Trail posts were finally installed during two work days (and with an extra session by Kevin, our Ranger!).

Pick up our explorer leaflet here

May 21st 2014
The Wildlife Explorer Trail was launched by Councillor Kate Lloyd and pupils representing the committees of the Eco-groups from Coed Glas, Lakeside and Rhydypennau Junior Schools. 

Coed Glas
The pupils soon got the hang of the maps and using the crayons to make rubbings of the plaques on the posts.

'We had a lovely time in Nant Fawr woods. Our favourite part was doing the rubbings and exploring the woods together. We met the Eco-Committees from Rhydypenau Primary and Coed Glas, which was nice. It was great fun following the map and looking for the right pictures on the posts. Thank you so much for letting us come'

Lakeside Primary School Eco-Committee
David and James - Y2
Enfys - Y3
Carys and Daisy - Y4


And at the end, a welcome relaxation for all.


Booklet can be downloaded for free from here!