Founded in 1594, The Box Moor Trust manages some 480 acres of agricultural and amenity land for the benefit of the inhabitants of Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon. A registered charity, the Trust's mission is to manage the estate in an environmentally sensitive manner for recreation, biodiversity, the provision of diverse opportunities for lifelong learning and to ensure that the enjoyment of such initiatives is accessible to all.
Children's Activity Morning: Tree Dressing
|What?||Woodland trail and craft activities.|
|Come and make a wish on the wish tree, make your own garland and explore our story trail.|
|When?||Saturday 7th December from 10am - 12 noon.|
|Where?||The Old Barn Education Centre, near Westbrook Hay School, London Road.|
No need to book, just drop in. Please note that children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Our weekend of events got off to a great start with the Wood, Wool & Food Festival on Saturday 19th October, when visitors came to see the woodcarving, spinning and sheep shearing demonstrations and to buy locally grown fruit & vegetables and other produce.
On Sunday 20th October, our well-established Conker Festival took place. Competition was fierce as usual and the crowd was entertained by music from the Jolly Jazzers. Other attractions included face painting, pottery workshops and have-a-go archery.
The competition was well under way when, just before 2pm, the rain started. Thunder, lightning, floods and a deluge of biblical proportions threatened to bring matters to a dramatic early close. But we rose to the challenge and the action switched to the main marquee for the climax of the tournament.
Cliff Carmell eventually triumphed in the adult class, vanquishing Susan Eglinton in the final, whilst a young man named Robbie was crowned the junior champion.
The accounts of the Box Moor Trust for the year ended 30th September 2012 have been audited and are attached in PDF format (see below).
Entry forms are now available for our photo competition to find images for our 2015 calendar. Please click on the link below for full details and a form. Entry is free and there will be cash prizes for all photographs selected for the calendar, with first prize being £100. All photos must be taken on Box Moor Trust land. Closing date: Friday 15th August 2014.