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Going Wild in the West Country

Clare joins sisters Georgina and Becks with their children for a wild walk in Somerset.

Clare Balding walks with sisters Georgina and Rebecca - both mothers of young children - who started a group called Go Wild Go West to help inspire other young families to get out and enjoy the outdoors. They have happy childhood memories of exploring and adventuring in nature and are concerned that children today are losing touch with the thrill of walking and playing outdoors. They take Clare on a circular route around from East Harptree in North Somerset. It's a walk designed to delight and entertain the children who build a den, climb trees and find a rope swing along the way. The children are free to roam and explore with the mums a safe distance behind.

There are more walks and ideas for days out on their Facebook page GoWildGoWest

The walk is from East Harptree Woods up Smitham Hill and down Harptree Combe

Producer: Maggie Ayre

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