Woodworks, Marston Vale

I attended "woodworks" Marston Vale. A 560 acres Millenium Country Park.Lots of long walks, blackberry picking etc. There is a very smart lakeside cafe on site.

The show was to celebrate woodlands through crafts, skills and music.

It was nice to see Bob Neill, a top pyrographer, with his tables set out with a dozen Peter Childs machines for people to have a go.

Also on site, Pottery, have a go to throw a pot, glass jewllery, beekeeping, archery, bushcraft, how to make a rope, hand carved tables, (like a tree with a nice flat top), leathercraft, charcoal making, mac timbers, blanks etc, chainsaw carving, spoon making, walking sticks and lots more.

In the arena, sheepdog displays,(sheep and geese.) Wryngwrym (dark ages reenactment), falconry flying with kestrel, owl and harris hawk, with more birds on display.

All in all not a bad day out, more a country show than wood. Lots of walking, long queues for the food, so we went to Cambourne on the way home (to Morrisons hot food counter) fresh soft rolls small chicken fillets, potato spicy wedges and dip (magic)

Howard Dyson

By Ron Davis on October 31st, 2012