Our Wivenhoe Trail Adventure by Louise Ratnage.
Success! I had persuaded my Event Essex colleagues it would be great for us to take part as a team in a local walk along the Wivenhoe Trail one February afternoon as a Green Impact silver action task. (As part of the University of Essex Green Impact Scheme, we have been working hard to do our bit for the environment and keep an eye on our carbon footprints. As part of the scheme, we won a bronze award last year and we are now working towards a silver award, with several silver action tasks to complete).
On the day, my heart sank. The weather report was not looking good, with the threat of pouring rain and a cold wind, but we all agreed to continue. We wrapped up warm and made our way through the puddles and mud, over the railway line and along a path, taking in the views and wildlife along the way. Unscathed (if a little damp), we arrived in Wivenhoe at The Rose & Crown on the riverfront…this was of course just to warm up and keep our spirits up for the journey back! With time against us to be back before the night sky approached, we made our way back through the drizzle following the river towpath. We all made it safely back and agreed it was great to spend time together to appreciate how lucky we are to have the countryside on our doorstep.
We will be planning and carrying out many more Green Impact tasks over the next few months so keep an eye on our blog and Twitter account to keep up with the latest!