Getting ready for Secret Wood

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SCARBOROUGH’S Secret Wood event is drawing closer and exciting new displays and exhibits are being revealed.

The event, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, will be opened by town crier Alan Booth and is the first full Secret Wood since 2008.

It is also being supported by Last of the Summer Wine actor Ken Kitson, who will be there all day.

Friends of Raincliffe Woods are running the event and they have teamed up with Halfords who will be showcasing Boardman, Carrera and Voodoo offroad bikes.

There will also be the opportunity for one lucky person to walk away with a free Carrera Valour Mountain Bike worth £300.

As part of this year’s Secret Wood event a “Hidden Volcanoes in Forge Valley” walk will be held by Mick Windle, Director of North East Geology Trust.

It will take place from 1pm to 3pm – meet in Raincliffe Green Gate Car Park at 1pm.

People will also have a chance to get close to nature with a bird ringing event, which will take place from 8am to 12 noon at Raincliffe Gate car park.

John Bradley, chairman of Friends of Raincliffe Woods, said: “We are so pleased that exhibitors are taking such an interest in the event and I have to thank all those who are helping to put the day together.

“It is looking to be the best ever Secret Wood event and will be a fantastic family day with plenty to interest all ages.”

The Secret Wood event is being run by Friends of Raincliffe Woods and is supported by Natural England, who will be there on the day.

Other organisations present will include Scarborough Conservation, the RSPB, Help for Heroes, the Wetland Project and the Hawk and Owl trust.

Free parking will be provided in a field next to the event and the event will be free for all, though donations would be much appreciated.

For more information contact John Bradley on (01723) 859124.