On the hunt for fun in countryside
About 250 people went along to the Penn Wood Summer Festival in Penn Woods, Penn Street on Saturday.
The family-friendly fair, organised by the Woodland Trust, featured woodland craft activities, willow weaving workshops and bug hunting.
Families could also join staff for a guided walk around one of the largest ancient woodlands in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, have a go on a wood lathe and make their own pencil.
Woodland Trust site manager Mark Franklin said: “It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves in woods which the local community has such an important stake in. We will be continuing to restore and improve the woods for everyone who makes use of them over coming months and years.”
The event was been made possible thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has provided the Trust a grant of £68,800 to support a number of activities.
With a further £34,833 from The Veolia Environmental Trust, awarded through the Landfill Communities Fund, nearly £30,000 from local supporters and grants from the Forestry Commission, the charity has raised nearly £200,000, to improve paths, signage and interpretation throughout the wood, making it more accessible for visitors and introduce to schools and local groups ways of using the woodland as a learning resource.
Around 250 people attended Penn Wood Summer festival