Gravesend’s Jeskyns Community Woodland celebrates 10th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 15:46 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:55 04 July 2017

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The Forestry Commisson held an event marking the date over the weekend

Millie Farmer learns the craft of willow weavingMillie Farmer learns the craft of willow weaving

Over a thousand visitors joined the Forestry Commission at Gravesend’s Jeskyns Community Woodland for a free fun-day when the site celebrated its 10th anniversary at the weekend.

Over 20 different charities and groups entertained children, adults and dogs with craft activities, apple pressing, Morris dancing and a dog assault course on Sunday July 2.

Denise Bird, Jeskyns ranger, said: “It was a real celebration of everything that has been achieved at Jeskyns over the last 10 years and it was great that so many local people joined us and enjoyed the day.

“Jeskyns has grown into such a valued public space, loved by both people and wildlife and we look forward to seeing it just getting better and better over the next 10 years.”

Ryan Goodwin tries his hand at paper craftRyan Goodwin tries his hand at paper craft

The space, which was created by the Forestry Commission comprises of woodland, orchards, meadows and a lake.

Jeskyns is linked with nearby sites such as Shorne Woods Country Park, Cobham Woods, and Ashenbank Woods.

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