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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

At Her Ladyship's Behest

We were very privileged to recently get an invite to probably the most beautiful and well known estate in the whole country. A number of people from different backgrounds were asked along but one thing they all have in common is that each person or group has a great respect and appreciation for nature and wild places, it was mentioned to me while I was there that it was vital that the 'wrong' type of person was not invited.

Davy and I were asked to provide some simple bushcraft and woodsman techniques to show our particular skill set

While leading one of our walks we found a rabbit's kit nest where the mother has had her kits nestled in her own fur then cleared the nest out as the young moved on,
 people were fascinated to see this.

The estate is absolutely huge and we got a great tour by one of the groundsmen, a very interesting gentleman!! 

it even has it's own huge lake to be used only by residents and invited individuals

One of the great features of the estate is the huge variety of trees from all over the world, but this particular beech really spoke to me, it's contortions are almost alive when you look at it, I can honestly say it is one of the most magnificent trees I've ever seen.

there were other events laid on too including music workshops, backwoods cooking, foraging, spoon carving and even meditation walks and drumming.. the set up was beautiful.

We hope to be invited along again soon.

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