No sooner had the second national lockdown ended than the Finemere Wood volunteers were back in the wood, pent up energy ready to be spent. What is more, with the go-ahead to work on the much-anticipated project of extending the drovers' track, the excitement was hard to contain.
This medieval track dates back to a time when Finemere was part of the Royal Bernwood Forest. Drovers brought their animals to graze in Long Close Meadow, in the heart of the wood. Having uncovered a section of this tantalising track a few years ago, the volunteers have been eager to complete the length of it.