Earlier this month the Catesby Estates team came together for a day of volunteering at the charity operated Forest of Marston Vale in Bedfordshire.

We have a long standing relationship with the charity having sponsored and attended their family forest fun days as part of our community engagement work for our land promotion site in nearby Marston Moretaine.

Land Promoter Supports Community Forest

The Forest of Marston Vale covers 61 square miles between Bedford and Milton Keynes and was designated as a community forest in the early 90s.

After a safety briefing, we were assisting rangers with scrub clearance and helping to maintain a varied age structure within the habitat which is important for reptiles and invertebrates such as butterflies and beetles. 

Land Promoter Volunteers at Forest


We concluded with a couple of hours of teambuilding at nearby Treetop Extreme at Willen Lakes, scaling the multi-level high ropes course and finishing with the freefall experience – something that definitely got the heart pumping!