Young people will be getting out of their comfort zone and into the coves and up the crags of Pembrokeshire as summer holidays begin.
Point Youth Project staff, assisted by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Ranger Richard Vaughan, have recently launched a ‘60 4 60’ project aimed at getting youngsters participating in unique activity opportunities in the National Park.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Ranger Richard Vaughan with Point Staff Christopher Mitchell, Kate-Marie Newton and Helen Wright and Point young people.
Richard said: “It’s the National Parks 60th anniversary this year and we came up with the idea of getting youngsters to cover 60 miles in special ways and special places.
“Sixty miles sounds a lot, but with activities such as coasteering, cycling, walking on the Coast Path and Preseli hills and themed activities, the miles will fly by. Learning about using sustainable transport to access certain activities will also be part of the experience.”
“We’ve designed a system to log their miles and will have rewards along the way as the miles add up.”
The aim is ultimately to get young people to explore and enjoy the National Park and Pembrokeshire, and realise all this is on their doorstep.”
Point Youth Project Workers will lead and support activities along with Park Authority staff. Point Manager Sue Mackie said: "The young people of North Pembrokeshire have a great opportunity to get involved not only with a variety of activities within the National Park but also to help celebrate the 60 years that the National Park has been in existence.
“The young people at Point have had a major input into the project and we have had fun looking into the background of our National Park and what it has to offer. We are excited about planning various ways to achieve the 60 miles over the next year."
The project is being subsidised by Point Youth Project and assisted by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park North Rangers.
For more information contact Point on 01348 875467.
Published 14 August 2012