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Watershed Wellness Walk at Blue Bell Hill with Margaret Kinnevy and Lisa Kleiman

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet at Blue Bell Hill Parking Lot

If you visited the Blue Bell Hill in March, return with us in April to delight in the exuberance of spring. Evident in the woodlands will be the spring ephemeral flowers and vernal streams. Learn of the role they play in the ecosystem of the watershed.

During our walk, we will be guided into slowness, stillness, and quietude to better receive what is happening in the life around us and within.

Our path will take us on trails of varied terrain, connecting with nature through slow paced observation and sensory awareness intended to increase our appreciation of the environment and enhance our connection to nature.

During the first hour of the walk, we will explore deliberately, covering only about 1 mile in distance. We will approach the area slowly and quietly, tuning in to the environment with our senses; invitations and prompts will be offered to heighten our awareness of all the forest has to offer us.

After we return to our starting point, those interested can continue the experience with a more traditionally paced hike on different trails on the hill allowing for observation and appreciation of another landscape and adding another hour and about 1.5 – 2 miles of distance.

While the distance and elevation experienced on this hike are not difficult, it’s important to be prepared with footwear appropriate for roots, rocks, dirt and possibly mud. Dress in layers for the weather, and bring along water and snacks for one or two hours in the woods.

 

Distance: ~1.5- 2 miles

Level: Moderate (some inclines and declines, uneven surfaces)

Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. 

Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. Service animals are always welcome. For more information contact Marisa Miller at miller@fow.org. Visit www.fow.org for updates.

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Date:
April 19
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Blue Bell Hill Park
800 W Walnut Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States