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Festival-goers head out into the Wilderness
9:30am Saturday 11th August 2012 in News
THOUSANDS of festival-goers have descended on West Oxfordshire for a weekend-long celebration of music, food and the countryside.
Wilderness, which got under way yesterday, will see up to 10,000 people enjoying live music, theatre, comedy and fine dining from world-class chefs among the woods and lakes of Cornbury Park, near Charlbury.
Hundreds of festival-goers have been arriving from around the country at Charlbury’s railway station to catch shuttle buses to the festival.
The festival, which is supported by the Oxford Mail, also features classes in fly fishing, horse riding and bushcraft, and revellers are being encouraged to join rambles, history walks, swims and fun runs around the estate, owned by Lord and Lady Rotherwick.
A highlight of the event is expected to be a mass ‘skinny-dip’ or naked swim, in one of the estate’s natural lakes at 8pm tonight.
Festival director Jo Vidler said: “The sun is shining, it’s filling up, people walking around with big smiles.”
Wilderness festival continues until tomorrow. For details and tickets go to wildernessfestival.com