Take on a reptile ramble!

PUBLISHED: 16:24 20 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:25 20 May 2013

Grass snake. Credit Northeast Wildlife.

Grass snake. Credit Northeast Wildlife.

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RESIDENTS have been invited to take part in a 'reptile ramble' at Fire Beacon Hill near Sidmouth.

Organisers say the event is a great chance for kids on half term holiday to burn off a bit of excess energy while finding out about the spot’s native creatures.

Dry heathlands are the best habitats for British reptiles, which will be coming out of hibernation and lying around, on or under felts placed by countryside rangers, hoping for a bit of sunshine.

Those who take part in the session can help the rangers collect and contribute towards an annual survey of reptiles at the nature reserve.

While the reptiles are taking it easy, the participants on the walk will be using up a few calories.

Half-an-hour of walking can burn about 100 to 200 calories, depending on your weight and speed.

The walk at Fire Beacon Hill will take place on Wednesday (May 29) from 9am to 11am.

It is between one and two km with a steep hill at the start and uneven terrain throughout.

The reptile ramble costs £2 for under 16s and £3 for adults.

To book, call the district council’s Countryside Team on 01395 517557 or email Countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk.

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