Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

#30DaysWild in the Brecks!

Could you do something wild every day for a month? 30 Days Wild is a campaign by the Wildlife Trusts to encourage everyone to feel happier, healthier and more connected to nature by doing something wild every day for thirty days this June. No matter where you live – from an urban jungle to a windswept mountain – wildlife and wild places are all around, waiting to be discovered. Sign up and you'll receive a a pack full of encouragement, ideas and Random Acts of Wildness. You’ll also receive a funky wallchart to track your progress, a wild badge, and regular inspiration straight to your inbox to help you make nature part of your life.

So with this in mind, we've come up with 30 wild things to do in the Brecks, to add to the Random Acts of Wildness! 

  • Dip your toes in a river
  • Visit a pingo
  • Climb a tree
  • Spot a displaying Goshawk
  • Collect a seed and grow a plant
  • Visit your local Wildlife Trust reserve in Suffolk/Norfolk
  • Hear a nightjar
  • Photograph a bug
  • Sniff a gorseflower (smells like coconut suntan lotion!)
  • Watch footage of a Stone Curlew
  • Watch footage of a Goshawk
  • Put up a bird feeder in your garden
  • Discover the Brecks Earth Heritage Trail
  • Walk the Magic of the Brecks Trail at High Lodge
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Knap a flint
  • Watch the sun come up on a heath
  • Go Geocaching
  • Spot a pineline
  • Record the wildlife you see in your garden for a day
  • Build a den in the forest
  • Do a litter pick in your street
  • Get up early and look for otters on the river
  • Paint a wildflower
  • Forage for wild food (with an expert!)
  • Make patterns with leaves
  • Write a poem about nature
  • Follow the Munzee Trail
  • Identify a plant