Crowds celebrate the countryside

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Hundreds of people headed down to Daventry Country Park on Sunday to experience a day of traditional rural skills and activities.

Sunday was the annual Countryside Day at the park, organised by Daventry District Council, which aims to highlight traditional and modern rural crafts and activities.

Cllr Alan Hills, community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at DDC, said: “We had well over 200 people come to the country park on Sunday to see all the activities that 
were on offer through the afternoon and lots of families said that they had really enjoyed it .

“We had falconry and gun dog sessions, chainsaw carving and a wide range of exhibitors.

“The rain later in the afternoon failed to dampen anyone’s spirits, and people said they were looking forward to going again next year so we hope to see them again then.”

The free event also had horse logging, rare breed sheep, representatives from the Wildlife Trust and Dog Trust, as well as bouncy castles, fair rides, and various craft and exhibitor stalls.

The Octavian Droobers orienteering group also gave newcomers to their sport the chance to try it out around the park.