Secret is kept at Raincliffe Woods

Raincliffe Woods plays host to The Secret Wood.Luize Steina enjoys the day with family. 113773b   .Picture Richard Ponter.
Raincliffe Woods plays host to The Secret Wood.Luize Steina enjoys the day with family. 113773b .Picture Richard Ponter.

A SECRET Wood event proved a huge success following a three- year absence in Scarborough.

It was organised by the Friends of Raincliffe Woods and was officially opened by town crier Alan Booth and drew a steady stream of visitors.

Raincliffe Woods plays host to The Secret Wood.As the sun shines Knights do battle ,left to right Matthew Fountain and Lee Vasey.113773a   .Picture Richard Ponter.

Raincliffe Woods plays host to The Secret Wood.As the sun shines Knights do battle ,left to right Matthew Fountain and Lee Vasey.113773a .Picture Richard Ponter.

John Bradley, chairman of the friends group, said he was impressed with the way everything had come together. He added: “There’s been a lot of work gone into it – it took nine months of planning.”

He said he was hopeful that the event would return next year. “If I get my way, funding permitting, then yes it will return,” he said.

Mr Bradley said that he wanted to thank all of the individuals and organisations which had been involved in the event including Scarborough Council’s Manor Road Parks and Gardens department.

Sheila McGuinness, of Esplanade, was visiting the woods with her family. She said: “I think it’s brilliant. We’ve just been watching the bird ringing and found that interesting.”

Raincliffe Woods plays host to The Secret Wood.All smiles Georgina and Oliver Ward..113773c   .Picture Richard Ponter.

Raincliffe Woods plays host to The Secret Wood.All smiles Georgina and Oliver Ward..113773c .Picture Richard Ponter.

The event was also supported by Last of the Summer Wine actor Ken Kitson and some elves who were there all day.

As part of this year’s Secret Wood event a Hidden Volcanoes in Forge Valley walk was held by Mick Windle who is the director of North East Geology Trust.