Enjoying all the Chilterns has to offer

Everything the Chilterns has to offer from home made produce to ferret racing was showcased at a festival dedicated to the area.

Thousands of countryside lovers browsed stalls, watched demonstrations and in some cases had a go themselves at the Chilterns Countryside and Food Festival.

Chilterns Festival, Ashridge: Four of the staff of Roderick Wilson Tree Surgeons of Hemel Hempstead.'From left Jack Eaglesham, Darrell Janes,Tim Wilson and Rob Berney.

Chilterns Festival, Ashridge: Four of the staff of Roderick Wilson Tree Surgeons of Hemel Hempstead.'From left Jack Eaglesham, Darrell Janes,Tim Wilson and Rob Berney.

Held in the grounds of the Ashridge Estate on Sunday it celebrated the different crafts, food, industries and wildlife that are associated with the Chilterns countryside.

Cathy Rose from the Chilterns Conservation Board said: “We had about 3,000 people brave the elements and come and visit, which is about half the number of people who came last year when the weather was glorious.

“I think the weather forecast had more of an impact than the actual weather we had on the day.

“We had lots going on – lots and lots of local businesses, food producers and craft makers all showing their wares. A lot were demonstrating how they make their produce and in a lot of cases people could have a go.”

Any profits from the event will be split between the Chilterns Conservation Board and the National Trust.