Adventure 'trim' trail alongside Hermitage Stream - take our survey

Wednesday, 10 November, 2021

Plans have been floated for a children’s adventure trail to be installed along one section of the Hermitage Stream in Leigh Park.

Residents and visitors to the area are being asked for their views on the plans, proposed by the Friends of Hermitage Stream and Havant Borough Council.

The trim trail play equipment would be aimed at children aged from toddlers up to 12 years old and would feature a series of obstacles arranged to create a fun, challenging course that helps develop balance, strength and co-ordination.

The Hermitage Stream is already a popular spot with walkers and play equipment has lined the path in the past.

The new trim trail would be installed on a stretch between Purbrook Way and Middle Park Way.

Cllr Gwen Robinson, HBC Cabinet Lead for Housing, Communities and CIL, said: “Adventure trails are a great, fun way to give children some exercise and turn a simple walk into a family event.

“I am looking forward to seeing what local people have to say about the proposals and I hope people that live nearby or regularly visit the stream let us know their thoughts.”

Cllr Yvonne Weeks, HBC member for Barncroft, said: “This is a really interesting idea that will make this section of the stream an attractive and fun place to be.

“The Hermitage Stream is a great local amenity and the Friends do a wonderful job of looking after it so it will be interesting to see what comes of the survey."

The survey results will enable the council to progress the project and seek funding for the equipment.