This was the day we woke up to for our Chestnut Harvest Day and the day that followed was just as lovely!
We warmly welcomed 21 keen gatherers and kitted them out with sweet treats, coffee, baskets, gloves and instructions.
Then without further delay, it was off to the woods!
Each team worked hard through the spikes and leaves to gather as many chestnuts as possible.
Lunch was much anticipated and much appreciated - each course contained chestnuts in some form or other, giving our chestnut hunters some ideas for their own share of the harvest.
After lunch there was a suggestion of a storm on the horizon, so we quickly weighed up the harvest to find out which team had won. But the weather gods were on our side and the storm never came.
Our congratulations to the 'Dolphins' who swam to success and took the prize home! Many thanks to all who came, for giving up a Sunday to help us with the harvest - we hope to see you all again soon!