Exploring the great outdoors at Greenway

Early summer is in the air, birds are busy nesting, and we think it is a wonderful time to explore the great outdoors at Greenway. From listening to early morning bird song to canoeing the River Dart, find out about all of the different ways you can explore at Greenway in May.

Mother with girl looking through binocilars

Dawn chorus walk

On Sunday 7 May you could be up with the lark to listen out for the sounds of early morning bird song on Greenway's estate. A ranger will be with you to help you to identify the bird calls, and there will be hot drinks and bacon sarnies at the end of the walk.

Canadian canoes on Pont Pill in the Fowey estuary, Cornwall

River Dart canoe expedition

On Monday 29 May the rangers are leading a canoe expedition on the River Dart from Stoke Gabriel to Greenway and back. On the expedition you can find out about the plants and wildlife that call the river home, and pick up canoeing tips from the instructor. Perfect for all abilities, and there will be time for a cream tea at Greenway.

The house, seen from the garden at Greenway with bluebells in the foreground

Signs of spring 

In early spring a walk through Greenway's woodland garden is rewarded with sightings of a variety of spring highlights. Find out some of the plants in flower you may see and the wildlife you may spot when you visit.

A prize winning dog wearing rosettes

Doggy day

If you prefer your wildlife to be of the domestic variety, then doggy day could be more up your street. On Monday 1 May there will be fun dog competitions and demonstrations in the Walled Garden, with prizes up for grabs. From waggiest tale to fastest biscuit catcher in the west, there's sure to be something your pooch will be top-dog at.