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Your opportunity to climb one of Coombe’s tallest trees

Published Friday, 15 July 2016

Coombe Country Park are offering all those aged six and up the chance to climb a 250 year old tree planted by Capability Brown.

Climbing

With help from the experts at the Great Big Tree Climbing Co. up to eight climbers at a time will use harnesses and ropes to scale a beautiful oak tree in the Old Deer Park at Coombe.

The tree climbing sessions are available this Saturday (16 July) between 10am and 4.15pm, and on 13 August.

Climbers will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of the site designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the famed 18th century landscape gardener – including a stunning view of the 90 acre lake running through the site.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Parks, said: “The tree climbing event is a great chance for children – and adults – to get outdoors and climb up one of the tallest trees at Coombe. 

“I’m sure it will be great fun for everyone that gets involved in one of the many events being run all over the country celebrating the work of Capability Brown.“

The tree climbing event is part of the national Capability Brown Festival, funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Capability Brown landscaped sites all over the country, including Coombe Abbey. 2016 marks the 300th anniversary of his birth. His designs changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped people’s picture of the quintessential English countryside. 

Coombe Country Park has been designated as an urban hub site of the festival, with a number of events subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Prices are £3 per 30 minute session and due to limited places available, booking is strongly advised.

To book a place please contact the Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm daily, on 024 7645 3720. You can find out more information about this event and other summer events at www.coventry.gov.uk/coombeevents

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