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Woodland & Walking Festival 2019

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Bivouac at Druid's Temple, Ilton, Masham, Ripon HG4 4JZ

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Entry Fee: £10 per car


  • Saturday 7th September, 2019 10:00am
  • Sunday 8th September, 2019 10:00am to 4:30pm

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  • Saturday 7th September, 2019 10:00am
  • Sunday 8th September, 2019 10:00am to 4:30pm

From Woodland School and Yoga in the woods, to Orienteering and Foraging Courses around the Druid’s Temple, to learning to Stone Carve and Weave Willow in the craft tent – this is a day out that offers a variety of woodland activities and countryside crafts for all ages along with guided walks around the Swinton Estate.

The day starts and finishes at Swinton Bivouac, from where walkers are free to roam on the Estate Trails (with or without a guide), with activities running all day in the woodland and also at the Bivouac café and ArtisOn craft tent.

Entry: £10/car

Additional charges apply to guided sessions, advance booking strongly recommended. With thanks to our partners ArtisOn, Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Swinton Bivouac.

Activities taking place over the 2 day event include:

Walking & hiking - including a 15 mile all day guided hike.

Woodland School - Children enjoy exploration in the woodland around Druid's Temple.

Orienteering - master the art of navigation without a phone.

Woodland Yoga - peaceful space in the Druid's Woodland for a yoga session.

Foraging - see what wealth of food there is that's growing all around us.

Forest Bathing - soak up the atmosphere with a series of exercises and activities to help you be more mindful of the forest.

Falconry Displays - flying displays from the Swinton Birds of Prey team twice a day.

Mountain Biking - spin around our 8km mountain bike track.

Swinton Bivouac's Cafe Bistro - all-day BBQ and live music

Craft Activities - crafts for children

Wildwatch Activities - supporters of the festival and will be attending over the weekend with displays and activities based on the Wildwatch survey that has been taking place on the Swinton Estate for several years.

Have a go at a Potter's Wheel - throw a bowl on the ArtisOn potter's wheel.

Have a go at Stone Carving - get a taste of traditional stone carving with one of ArtisOn's stone carving addicts.

Willow Weaving Taster - Join ArtisOn willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson and try your hand at some small-scale willow weaving.
- Willow Flowers
- Willow Deer Decorations
- Willow Plant Supports

Woodland-Inspired Flameless Tealight Lanterns - join ArtisOn's Sue Palin and make a pair of fabric or paper covered lanterns inspired by the woodland.

Creating Landscape Art in the steps of Andy Goldsworthy - join ArtisOn tutor Ian Scott Massie to make your own mini-sculptures in and from the landscape.

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