Guisborough Forest Festival is back and bigger than ever!
The north’s biggest woodland event takes place in the foothills of the North York Moors on Sunday, 11th September, with over 100 participants lined up to make the 900 acre beauty spot buzz with activity.
Organised by the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway, with support from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and the Forestry Commission, there’ll be top artists, musicians, wildlife demos and amazing craftspeople.
“The region is a hotbed of traditional crafts and the festival provides them with a great showcase as well as being a huge celebration of the great outdoors in a stunning location,” said ranger Neil Thirkell. “Last year nearly 4,000 revellers turned up and rustic attractions this time round will include horse loggers, bushcraft experts, coracle makers, willow weavers and rope turners!”
People will be encouraged to try something new, such as wood turning, which uses a hand operated lathe dating back hundreds of years to make household items. Also making an appearance will be the massively popular Gruffalo striding through the forest to delight youngsters, together with circus skills and climbing wall. There’ll also be a food court (make sure you try the honey of Britain’s native Black Bee) and a chance to meet exotic birds like Amber, the Stepp Eagle from Russia!
Photo: Whitby’s Steve Iredale will be carving wooden wonders at Guisborough Forest Festival.