Prince's Countryside Fund logoTortoiseshellThe Wilderness Foundation are proud to be supporting the Prince’s Countryside Fund –  National Countryside Week – by organising a Walk a Country Mile on Saturday 19th July.
Join us at our Chatham Green Project on the 19th July between 10 am and 1 pm and take  a gentle stroll through the living landscape at our Chatham Green Project.  Amy, our Education Officer, will be guiding the walks and giving you some fascinating information about our project, the farm and nature.
Afterwards enjoy tea/coffee and home-made cake in our Education Centre.
To register your support for the campaign and make a suggested £3 donation please visit
Take a #WALKIE:  To maximise awareness on social media for the campaign, we’re asking people taking part in the campaign to take a “WALKIE”—our Countryside version of a “selfie” to raise the profile of the campaign. To donate £3 to support the fund text ‘PCF’ to 70300.
We are delighted to announce that  TV anthropologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota is joining us on Saturday to “Walk a Country Mile” in aid of The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
Famed for co-hosting Channel 4’s Time Team, Mary-Ann Ochota is an anthropologist, archaeologist and adventurer who has featured in Britain’s Secret Homes and Britain’s Secret Treasures for ITV1, as well as writing the book Britain’s Secret Treasures to accompany the TV series. Mary-Ann has contributed to Sky News, BBC News, the World Service, BBC Radio 4, history and archaeology shows on Nat Geo, Discovery, History Channel, BBC2 and BBC4, and has also written for magazines and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, Independent, Mirror and Sun on rural and countryside issues.
Helen Aldis, Manager at The Prince’s Countryside Fund, explained; “We are delighted to have the support of The Wilderness Foundation in hosting this Walk a Country Mile event in Essex, and look forward to welcoming Mary-Ann and local residents in taking a short walk. Not only is walking enjoyable, it makes us mindful of the importance of the countryside, and give us pause to consider how we support those who work to conserve it. “
Read our latest nature blog from our Chatham Green Project here