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Troopers Hill - Fun Learning Trails

These trails were installed in 2013 and are no longer maintained, some of the markers may be missing.

Please Contact Us for advice if you are bringing a group to follow the trails.

Information for families or small groups visiting independently

Look through the resources to see which trail you would like to try.

Download one of the three challenge sheets (pdf) for your chosen trail below or try a different challenge for each of the trails. One option involves using a compass, which you will need to take with you.

Lower down the page there are also links to files that have the individual sheets grouped together as single downloads.

There is also a Woodland Trail with four carved waymarkers where you can take rubbings Woodland Trail Page >>

 How to Get to Troopers Hill

 Starting Point directions and map for all trails

Copper Trail - trees, mammals or creatures of the night

  Copper Trail Factsheet
Pictures and information on the seven trees, mammals and creatures of the night on this trail

  Copper Trail Discovery Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and map skills
Easy - suitable for 6-8s
Allow 30-45 mins

  Copper Trail Grid Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and more advanced map skills
Medium: 7-9s

  Copper Trail Compass Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and more advanced map skills
Challenging: 8-11s

  Trees, mammals and creatures of the night word search

Brass Trail plants, birds and a reptile

  Brass Trail Factsheet
Pictures and information on the seven plants and birds and a reptile you can find on this trail

  Brass Trail Discovery Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and map skills
Easy - suitable for 6-8s
Allow 30-45 mins

  Brass Trail Grid Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and more advanced map skills
Medium: 7-9s

  Brass Trail Compass Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and more advanced map skills
Challenging: 8-11s

  Plants and birds and a reptile word search

Zinc Trail creepy, poisonous or sweet things

  Zinc Trail Factsheet
Pictures and information on the nine creepy, poisonous or sweet things you can find on this trail

  Zinc Trail Discovery Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and map skills
Easy - suitable for 6-8s
Allow 30-45 mins

  Zinc Trail Grid Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and more advanced map skills
Medium: 7-9s

  Zinc Trail Compass Challenge
Aim: to engage, introduce species identification and more advanced map skills
Challenging: 8-11s

  Creepy, poisonous or sweet things word search

The butterfly identification sheet from the Field Studies Council is useful additional material for this walk. Children can identify some of the creatures featured on this walk using this sheet and may find others on the wing in the right season.

All Trails information sheets in packs as single pdf files

The 4 packs below contain all the sheets for all the trails between them, or download as one large file.

 Discovery Challenges pack, with start map & factsheets (2.6MB)

 Word Search Pack

 Grid & Compass Challenges pack (2MB)

 How to Get to Troopers Hill

 All challenges and information as a single pdf file (6MB)

The Field Studies Council produce some very good identification sheets that cost about 3 each. Find them here: www.field-studies-council.org/publications/fold-out-charts.aspx

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www.troopers-hill.org.uk

Project conceived and produced by Ruth Coleman (0117 963 3178)