AN ADVENTURE trail inspired by a childhood character has launched at Moors Valley Country Park.

The engaging stories of Percy the Park Keeper provided the motivation for the new trail, which takes in woodland, the lake and the stream railway.

It is the first time that permission has been given for Percy and his friends – created by Nick Butterworth - to be featured in this way.

The storyteller said: “I'm delighted to see that my old pal Percy the Park Keeper will be helping lots of new young friends to find out more about the natural world.

“Well done to everyone involved with the Moors Valley project.”

Education ranger Emma Reeks said: “Everyone loves the friendly characters in Nick’s wonderful stories and we are looking forward to bringing them to life at Moors Valley.”

Percy the Park Keeper trail cards are available from the visitor centre. They cost £2 each and feature a variety of interesting activities.

Activities include making an animal home, bird spotting and finding minibeasts.

The trail will appeal particularly to younger children.

It opens daily from April 5 until September 28.