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

English Riviera volunteer recruitment drop-in days 

Are you looking for something new to do in 2018? Volunteering at the four places in the National Trust English Riviera, Bradley, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle and Greenway, may be just what you're looking for.

People running on grass with the sea in the background

Ready to run?

On Sunday 25 March, 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 to work towards in the New Year, 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 2 March, the English Riviera countryside rangers were due to lead a beach clean at Man Sands Beach near Coleton Fishacre as part of The Great British Spring Clean 2018. Unfortunately, due to the snow and ice forecast, we have decided that the safest thing to do is cancel this event.