From 10am, come along to the stone circle area at Ham Hill and watch chainsaw carving and horse logging demonstrations, participate in campfire cooking with the Scouts, enjoy the forest school mud kitchen or a wide range of free children’s activities in the kid’s zone. Watch the axe men demonstrate their skills; you can even have a go if you are brave enough.
The Ham Hill rangers have organised for a range of woodland related crafts, activities and demonstrations to come together in the stone circle area to celebrate the fabulous array of materials, wildlife and industries that our native woodlands support.
Speaking about the event, organiser Jon Marshman from the Ham Hill ranger team said, “It has been great pulling together all the different people and organisations that work in, and for, woods and trees in Somerset. It looks set to be a great day with plenty to see and do. The Ham Hill rangers will be using traditional pole lathes and planking with chainsaws, so you can see how the raw material of wood is transformed into the products you use in your homes”.
Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture added, “It is exciting to be offering a new event on Ham Hill and I hope many people come along and enjoy the day. The variety of children’s activities on offer is great and it should be a lovely way to relax after those first days back at school in the new term”.
The event runs between 10am – 4.30pm in the stone circle area at Ham Hill. Parking is limited to the usual car parks and overflow in the fields, please park sensibly and expect to walk to the event area.