Wednesday 21 March 2012
The National Trust Coombe Hill site near Wendover is very popular as it offers magnificent views over the Vale of Aylesbury and also over the Prime Minister's country retreat at Chequers. National Trust staff and volunteers have been hard at work in recent weeks creating a natural play trail at the site and a picnic area. There have also been improvements to the car park, and all will be launched on Good Friday in time for the Easter weekend.
The natural play trail near the car park and new picnic site uses wood, logs and tree trunks to create rustic features for climbing and balancing on. There are rustic balance beams, a 'make your own' see-saw using a trunk and planks of wood and a climbing wall. Children and adults can have fun burning off a bit of energy and then enjoy a well-earned snack at one of the new picnic tables.
Joe Mayled, Assistant Ranger at the National Trust, commented "We’re really keen to encourage access to our countryside, so it’s great to offer more for your visit."
From Friday 6th till Monday 9th April the National Trust Ranger team are also laying on an Easter Egg trail for families. This year the trail is sponsored by Cadburys, so there’ll be a yummy prize as a reward.
Find out more about Coombe Hill