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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Hundreds of people attended a woodland festival at the picturesque Pretty Corner Woods in Sheringham last week.
The free event was organised by the Woodland Trust and North Norfolk District Council to help inspire people to enjoy and value woods and trees.
Mike Ryder, Woodland Trust site manager, said: “To have over 700 people turn up was beyond our wildest expectations so I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make it such a successful event.
“I hope that anyone who visited Pretty Corner for the first time at the woodland festival will return in the future too.”
A total of 711 people attended the festival and every child who came received a free explorer booklet - created by the Trust - especially for Pretty Corner Woods, containing information about the flora and fauna to be found on site.
Visitors to the 30 hectare wood were also encouraged to take part in activities including pond dipping, a birds of prey display, horse logging, sculpture carving, and also had the chance to meet a wildlife cartoontist.
Mr Ryder said: “The Woodland Trust wants to inspire everyone about how beneficial trees and woods are and events such as the woodland festival are a great way to encourage people to spend some time in their local woodland.”
The event took place on Thursday, August 23.
Pretty Corner Woods has been supported by the Forestry Commission Rural Development Programme for England, Heritage Lottery Fund and local donations.
For more information about The Woodland Trust visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk.