UPDATE - 12 August 9.30am:
Unfortunately this afternoon's Green Space Challenge event is being cancelled because of the bad weather forecast. We know this will disappoint people so we will be trying to find another date when hopefully everyone can enjoy our green spaces without getting wet.
Introducing our first Green Space Challenge!
Sunday 12 August. Start at 12pm and finish between 3pm and 4pm.
We have put together a free, family-friendly walking event which showcases the incredible natural environment and green spaces right on our doorstep.
This is a fantastic school holiday activity to get children and adults on their feet and out in the fresh air exploring the local environment, with the added bonus of collecting prizes for completing the routes.
There are two routes available which start at 12 noon. A shorter route of 3.5km allows walkers to stop at three activity stations and takes approximately two hours to complete so you could begin your walk between 12pm and 1pm. The longer route of almost 6km includes five activity stations which should take the average walker around 3.5 hours, starting at 12 noon.
There will be activity stations along the route where you can chat with friendly representatives from our partner organisations - Portsmouth Friends of the Earth, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Baffins Pond Association, Fratton Big Local, and our own Active Travel Team. Simply pick up a stamp card and a pedometer from any station and take it with you to the next station to be stamped. You can start at any station and walk in any direction. When you have collected your stamps you can claim your free prize. Each station will feature fun activities to get involved with.
Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it? There are also shops and cafes on Tangier Road as well as a Onestop on Hayling Avenue. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather, and stay hydrated by bringing a bottle of water with you.
For a map of the route see below.