Walk­ers en­joy their ad­ven­ture on the wild­side

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 140 peo­ple en­joyed a stroll around the 1,000-acre es­tate at God­mer­sham Park at the week­end. The Walk on the Wild­side event took vis­i­tors to some of the more re­mote ar­eas, with An­dre Far­rar from the RSPB able to iden­tify some of the wood­land birds which make the park their home, by sight and by song. Es­tate man­ager Greg El­lis led the walk and an­swered ques­tions at places of in­ter­est such as the Ice House, men­tioned in Jane Austen’s let­ters to her sis­ter Cas­san­dra. Jane Austen ex­pert Mar­garet Smyth, from Kent Univer­sity, was also on hand to ex­plain the sig­nif­i­cance of the site. God­mer­sham Church will ben­e­fit from the walk’s pro­ceeds.

Pic­ture by Danny Rhodes pd

Ready for the big walk at God­mer­sham Park

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