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Despite bad weather fifth annual HeARTwood Festival attracts hundreds
Hundreds of people enjoyed willow weaving and bird box making at the fifth annual HeARTwood Festival over the bank holiday weekend.
Despite the downpours of rain, event organisers were impressed that 700 visitors turned out to try circus skills and a petting zoo containing pygmy goats, pigs, ponies and sheep.
The Woodland Trust, which supports woodland conservation, organised the event at Heartwood Forest near Sandridge on Saturday.
Families also took part in fire lighting, guided walks and a bake off, which was judged by members of the local Women’s Institute.
Louise Neicho, Woodland Trust site manager, said: "Heartwood is a real community asset and to have over 700 visitors despite the awful weather shows how people have really taken it to their hearts.
"I’m looking forward to seeing everyone return in the autumn and winter to help us plant more trees and continue the evolution of the Forest."
The 850 acre site has already been planted with nearly 400,000 since autumn 2009 as part of the trust’s aim of doubling native woodland across the UK and further planting will take place this autumn.
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