Venue: Sandford Brake
Join well-known local personalities, William Mankelow and Stuart ‘The Wildman’ Mabbutt, and take an Alphabet Walk around Sandford Brake woods and fields, (near Greater Leys, Oxford).
Having experienced many lockdowns, this workshop will be perfect for anyone looking at easing back out into nature, individually or coming along as a family group etc. Together, as a group, we’ll be exploring the natural world, and man’s industrial impact on this natural setting, through photography, and an increased sensory awareness of the landscape around us.
What makes this an alphabet walk? Well, William and Stuart will take a letter each, and work their way through the alphabet, to focus our attention on the world around us. For example, A is for Aperture, B is for Blue Tit, C is for Camera and so on. William will focus on the photography aspect, and Stuart will bring in his knowledge of the flora, fauna and local wildlife of the area using the senses to engage more.
The area we’ll be exploring can be wet, with uneven ground, and many fallen trees and undergrowth to navigate. Some of the habitats we’ll explore will be shady lanes and dense woodland, and others will be sunny open farmland.
Good stout footwear is essential, and unfortunately the area is not wheelchair accessible. Attendees will need a moderate level of fitness, and flexibility, and a willingness to work as a team to overcome any physical obstacles we come across safely.
With over 9 years working collaboratively together, William and Stuart have built up a rapport, seamlessly working together, to bring you a very unique experience. Book today to avoid missing out on what is sure to be an interesting, insightful and often philosophical workshop.
Meeting at the bus top opposite the corner of Little Bury and Grenoble Road. There is usually plenty of free street parking along Grenoble Road itself.