Night under the stars in woods

�  Tony Bartholomew /07802 400651  ''PICTURE SUPPLIED ON BEHALF OF THE FORESTRY COMMISSION FOR SINGLE EDITORIAL USE TO ACCOMPANY BUSHCRAFT COURSE PRESS RELEASE FROM RICHARD DARN.''Forestry Commission Ranger Mark barker deep in Dalby forest preparing for his latest bushcraft course.
� Tony Bartholomew /07802 400651 ''PICTURE SUPPLIED ON BEHALF OF THE FORESTRY COMMISSION FOR SINGLE EDITORIAL USE TO ACCOMPANY BUSHCRAFT COURSE PRESS RELEASE FROM RICHARD DARN.''Forestry Commission Ranger Mark barker deep in Dalby forest preparing for his latest bushcraft course.

NATURE fans are being invited to hear the call of the wild and spend a mid-summer night under the stars.

The Forestry Commission is staging a first ever sleep-over in Chambers Farm Wood, near Wragby, this Saturday, June 18.

The back-to-nature event will see folk camp in the woods and cook over an open-fire.

Debbie Lincoln, a herbalist from Metheringham, will also lead a walk to discover the medicinal and nutritional properties of plants and herbs.

And there will be a touch of nightlife too, as experts go in search of bats, using special detectors, and badgers may also make an appearance.

“At first glance, spending a night in the woods might seem intimidating, but all that’s needed is a bit of confidence and know-how,” said Ranger Hannah Darcel.

“With a bit of knowledge nature is more bountiful than foreboding.

“This is a great way to tap into the wisdom of our ancestors and enjoy a stress busting over-nighter in the woods.”

Booking is essential on 01623 822447 and the cost is just £25, with food and refreshments included.