Fingle Woods celebrations

Yesterday the Woodland Trust and the National Trust met up  to celebrate our partnership at Fingle Woods.

Event 8Helen Ghosh (National Trust Director General) Becky Speight (Woodland Trust Chief Executive) at Fingle Woods beside the Iron Age fort Wooston Castle

WT-NT signingFormally signing the partnership agreement on the bonnet of a land rover!

Mick WT-NT signing

An exchange of gifts – NT Lead Ranger Mick Jones explains how these ‘shrink pots’ were made from birch logs from the woods by local artist Sean Hellman. The design is based on an iron age technique which makes the woodland connection to Wooston Castle

Event 7I think this banner sums it up pretty well

In the afternoon funders, donors and members of the public were invited to the Fingle Festival.

Event 2-2Local people making music

Event 2A heavy horse demonstration

Event 5Pole lathing




Mick WT-NT charcoalCharcoal making

Event 10Dave Rickwood the WT project manager at Fingle talks to a story teller who entertained our visitors

(Dave’s the one on the right)

Thanks you to everyone who attended and made yesterday so special. More photos from the day can be seen here.

One thought on “Fingle Woods celebrations

  1. We spent several hours at Fingle Woods on Friday and thoroughly enjoyed talking with Woodland Trust volunteers and learning about the perils to the deer population; how to make a Swedish Candle; making charcoal; and meeting Trelawney the magnificent Shire horse. Well done to everyone who helped to create this event in such splendid surroundings.

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