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Nature collages: Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was truly inspired by the countryside around her. The animals, the plants and flowers, the hills and the streams, are all beautifully portrayed in her books, whether through gorgeous watercolours or simple yet descriptive sentences.

This activity brings together her love of nature with her great creativity and tells you how to make a wonderful nature collage of a flopsy bunny.

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How to get here

Address: 
LL16 4SU
Public Transport Information: 
For public transport options, call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
Location Description: 
This activity takes place on a woodland walk on the outskirts of Denbigh. The woodland is just off the B4501 road out of Denbigh towards Nantglyn. As you are heading out of Denbigh, after approximately a mile you’ll come to a sign on the side of the road for Cae Dai – Denbigh’s 1950s Museum. Find a safe place to park by the sign.
Activity Starting Point: 
To start the activity, stand facing the Cae Dai sign, and then take the path to the left, past the style and follow the woodland track down.
How long will the activity take? : 
The walk should only take you 20mins to half an hour. However, you may want to take longer if you are gathering materials for your nature collage!

What you will need

Good walking shoes (things can get muddy!), a bag to collect things in and loads of imagination.

Useful information

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How long will the activity take? : 
The walk should only take you 20mins to half an hour. However, you may want to take longer if you are gathering materials for your nature collage!
Please be aware that this walk goes through woodlands, fields and by a river, so care should be taken at all times. The path at times can be quite steep, and there are a number of steps, so it may not be suitable for buggies or prams. The woodland walk is part of a 2-3 hour trail that takes in Gwaenynog Hall, where Beatrix Potter stayed when she visited the area. This walk is detailed, with a map, in the Rural Walks in Denbighshire booklet, available from the information centre in Denbigh library or downloadable from the link below. If you decide to walk on to Gwaenynog Hall, please remember that it is a private residence. The gardens are open to the public, by appointment only, from June through August.
Opening Times: 
For more information contact Gwaenynog Hall during the summer months on 0174 581 2066. Entrance is £3.
Places to Eat and Drink: 

For places to eat and drink in the area, please visit www.visitdenbigh.co.uk

We bet you've been able to make some great looking collages! If you'd like to see some more of Beatrix Potter's sketches and illustrations, click on the link in Sights and sounds below.

And if you're up for exploring a little more, there's some great places nearby for you to discover.

Don't forget to share your photos of your collage bunnies on the Discover Denbighshire Facebook page!