Cumbria Woodlands’ biggest and best ever free Forestry Festival is coming this summer!
After many months of preparation we're excited to announce what is sure to be a great event. The Forestry Festival will take place at Hutton-in-the-Forest Estate, Penrith on Sunday 21st July and will feature, as a main attraction, the annual UK Loggers Competition
Anyone is welcome to attend. We're inviting all of our woodland owners, forestry training participants, contractors and primary users of wood, but the event is also open to the public.
Entertainment and exhibits
Entertainment includes our logging competition, a shooting range, a local folk band and forest storytellers.
Exhibits will include: forestry contractors, equipment providers, biomass producers and greenwood workers. We're also not charging exhibitors a fee for their stands, and are planning lots of opportunities for live demonstrations of their work.
The Festival’s aims include raising awareness within the forestry sector of a variety of equipment, techniques, innovation and networks, as well as educating the general public about the sustainability of locally produced timber products, woodfuel, woodland management and the benefits well managed woodland can bring.
UK Loggers Competition
The nationally-recognised logging competition will feature the felling of timber poles, which will then be moved around the site using various methods such as:
- Local horseloggers
- Forcat skidder
- Oxtrac skidder
- Tractor and trailer winch
- Alstor 8x8 forwarder
The timber will be delivered to a range of different machinery such as a Woodmizer sawmill, Truncator sawhorse, Cordmaster firewood processor, woodchipper and blowing machine and charcoal barrels. This will demonstrate the chain of harvesting a sustainable resource, through to the end uses of wood. More information can be found on the UK Loggers website.
Book a stand
If you would like to book a free stand at the event, or would like to discuss demonstrating some of your equipment on the day then please get in touch with us.
It should be a great event and we’re really looking forward to showcasing the best of forestry in Cumbria!
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