Canadian Troops at Chartwell

Emily, our Learning & Events Officer here at Chartwell, has recently blogged about the Canadian Camp in our woods.

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Those of you who follow the Chartwell garden blog will have recently read about our woodland play areas, including the Canadian camp.  If you’re not familiar with the woodland estate, it has long been known to local walkers, but only recently been opened up to our visiting public.  We have developed the area slightly by adding knotted ropes and a scramble net to the WWII era bomb crater, impressive swings on the biggest trees in the park land, and created a camp where Canadian soldiers were stationed during WWII.

 

The Canadian camp has proven extremely popular with our young visitors, and I have to admit that as a Canadian myself, it’s my favourite place in the woodland.  It’s a magical place, with a brush tunnel, olive green army hammocks, and a little fire pit complete with mess tins.  There’s scope for so much in that little area up in…

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