Christchurch Activate Coast & Countryside project


The ‘Activate Coast & Countryside’ project has been officially launched at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest.
The launch follows the award of £221,234 Sport England funding to the Christchurch & East Dorset Partnership last December. Guests at the launch received a presentation from the Activate Coast & Countryside team outlining the wide range of activities that will be on offer. Also speaking at the launch were special guests Cllr Malcolm Birr, Chairman of East Dorset Council and Cllr John Lofts, the Mayor of Christchurch.

The project aims to improve the fitness and health of people living in the Christchurch and East Dorset area and builds upon the successful ‘Activate 1000’ project. A total of 15 activities for adults and families will be available for taster sessions and beginner courses including; cycling activities, health walks, orienteering, running, golf, pétanque, angling, rounders, canoeing and surfing and will incorporate a number of ‘community games’ to promote opportunities. Several activities are already on offer with the rest to follow in the coming weeks and months.

Activities are being delivered from three high profile sites – Moors Valley Country Park, Highcliffe Castle and Kingston Lacy National Trust, Wimborne – as well as key community locations.

More information and updates about Activate Coast & Countryside can be found online at, via the @activate_ced Twitter account and on the Activate Coast and Countryside Facebook page. The Activate team can also be contacted via email at or by calling 01425 470721.

February 18, 2014 |

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