Rockpool Ramble in Sidmouth

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

Children get ready to delve below the surface of Sidmouth's rockpools - Credit: Contributed

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.

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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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