7 New Year ideas for the body and mind

Now we’re into the thick of January, it’s a good time to check back in with your New Year's resolutions. Did they involve trying out new experiences, spending time outdoors or in beautiful surroundings, learning new things or meeting new people? If so, these upcoming events could help to keep your resolutions on track. Diaries at the ready:

A gardener at Greenway picking vegetables with a group of children

Volunteer recruitment drop-in afternoon 

On Friday 8 June, 1.30-3.30pm why not pop in to meet Laura, Volunteer Officer for the English Riviera portfolio, and talk about opportunities to get involved as a volunteer at Greenway, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle and Bradley Manor?

People running on grass with the sea in the background

Ready to run?

On Sunday 22 July (and on the fourth Sunday of every month), a free 10k trail run takes place along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. If you're looking for a more challenging route, or even if running is brand new for you, why not try the monthly Trust10? You could run one 5k loop of the route if a full 10k doesn't sound like your cup of tea.

A member of catering staff serving coffees to visitors

New Year, new job? 

If you would like to work for the National Trust in the English Riviera, now is a great time to get your foot in the door. We're recruiting for Catering Assistants at Greenway (job reference IRC59786) and Coleton Fishacre (job reference IRC59789), and Membership and Visitor Welcome Assistants at Greenway (job reference IRC58325) and Coleton Fishacre (job reference IRC58039), and new jobs are being added to the website all the time.

Visitors walking through the garden at Greenway in spring

Mindfulness at Greenway 

On Wednesday 14 March, Roselle Angwin, a Devon-based writer and Zen practitioner, will be leading a mindfulness walk through Greenway garden - perfect if you are looking to find out more about mindfulness, or after a chance to connect with and be inspired by Greenway's woodland garden.

Two dog walkers and their dog walking though winter woodlands

5 best winter walks on the English Riviera 

You can tick spending time in nature and keeping fit off your resolution list; with coast paths and countryside lanes to explore, the English Riviera is the perfect setting for winter walking.

Beach clean at Ayrmer Cove, South Devon

Help to make a change by joining a beach clean 

On Friday 6 April, the English Riviera countryside rangers will be leading a beach clean at Man Sands Beach near Coleton Fishacre. The team would love your help: feel free to drop in at any point from 10am-12 noon to help out.