On the hunt for fun in coun­try­side

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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