Rockpool Ramble in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 14:30 12 August 2018

Children get ready to delve below the surface of Sidmouth's rockpools

Children get ready to delve below the surface of Sidmouth's rockpools

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Discover the wealth of marine wildlife in rockpools, in a guided exploration

Children love rockpools, and there’s a chance for them to explore those fascinating, unique marine habitats in Sidmouth on Tuesday, August 14.

The Countryside team from East Devon District Council will be leading a Rockpool Ramble, in which children can expect to see shrimps, prawns, different species of crab, limpets, cockles, mussels and fish.

Education ranger Meg Knowles said: “If they are very lucky, they may even see a starfish. We can pick it up and put it gently on the child’s hand – that’s really inspiring.”

She said the team are very careful not to harm any of the sea creatures or damage their habitats during the exploration.

Adults are welcome to join the Rockpool Ramble, and they often enjoy it as much as the children. Meet on the beach near Jacob’s Ladder for a 2pm start. No booking is required and there is a suggested donation of £3.

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