Powfoot Walk, Talk and Workshop

Powfoot Walk, Talk and Workshop on Thursday 21 March

As part of the ambitious Solway Coast and Marine Project (SCAMP), the project would love to explore how we as local people and businesses, could benefit from investment in ‘natural capital’ -the unique habitats, sea, marine life and landscape along the Solway.

Join a fascinating walk with Duncan Ford, Ranger with Hoddom and Kinmount Estates, to find out more about the history behind Powfoot becoming a fashionable seaside resort in the early 1900s when sea water bathing and fresh air were recognised as being good for us.

Duncan will lead a walk that will reveal the motivations behind the Powfoot Resort and its well-being benefits while also pointing out the nature around us and integral to the place. We will then stop and meet Mike, from the Powfoot Trust, to find out more about the all-ability path onto the shore and find out why it is important to peoples’ wellbeing to be able to access the beach. At the same time Liam, from the Species on the Edge project, will share with us his dream of there being more habitat creation on the saltmarsh (or dubs) and why nature could flourish here now and in the future.

We will finish off the morning with some warming soup at the Powfoot Hotel and have an opportunity to reimagine Powfoot’s future. Exploring where the challenges and opportunities are.

The plan for the walk and talk:

10.30am Walk and Talk

12.15pm Warm up at Powfoot Hotel

1.00pm Workshop imagining the Future

2.30pm Finish

Please Join Us. Have your say. Shape the future.

This event is free but booking is essential through Eventbrite

Brought to you by Dumfries and Galloway Council Environment Team and the Solway Firth Partnership. This event has been made possible by FIRNS funding.