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Foodies Festival to return to Escot in June 2023

FOODIES FESTIVAL – the UK’s biggest touring celebrity food and music festival series – is returning to Escot from 16th to 18th June. Known as Gastro-Glastonbury, the three-day event features live cooking demonstrations from top chefs drawn from the ranks of TV’s MasterChef, Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, plus top-rated Michelin-starred and […]

Himalayan Balsam on the River Tale 2022

Every year,Escot welcomes teams of volunteers to the Estate to help remove the invasive Himalayan Balsam. The report of this year’s activity was put together by Mish Kennaway. June 24: 3 volunteers covered from Tuck Mill to Cadhay Bridge. Disappointingly the stretch through Escot Park had proliferated, although less than 10 plants overall were in […]

A look back over 2021

The year started with a bump, as Lockdown 3 was announced on January 4th. Staying at home, working from home, educating at home, limited exercise, everything cancelled including weddings and conferences. While the first lockdown had sunshine to lift the mood, this one, in the darker months, was tough for all. There were some bright […]

Jolly Running 2021 at Escot

Have you ever taken part in a Jolly Running Event? Well here’s your chance! Jolly Running will be back at Escot on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of December with their Christmas races. The Extremely Jolly race on the Saturday is one of Jolly Running’s most popular events as the 7.5 mile course is full […]

Pick it up – please!

Dog mess is always an emotive subject, especially for people who step in it! During the lockdowns, we’ve seen an increase of walkers at Escot Estate. The majority keep to the footpaths, keep their dogs under control, and pick up dog poo. Thank you so much to everyone who helps us in this way. However, […]

Thank you from a visitor to Escot Estate

We were really delighted to receive a wonderful gift through the letterbox recently, with a lovely note. The gift was a sketch of a little barn in the apple orchard. It was a thank you from Maria Bower who said: “I wanted to give you a copy in appreciation of our being able to come […]

Walking at Escot

walking dogs at Escot

At Escot we have a number of public and permissive paths which are enjoyed by local dog walkers, most of whom are responsible, know the countryside code and respect it. Some walkers don’t realise that the driveways are private and there isn’t actually a right of way for vehicles, or public parking except for visitors […]

Beautiful Days 2019

Beautiful Days 2019

It’s nearly time for Escot Park to rock to the sound of Beautiful Days 2019! Escot has hosted the festival every August since 2003. The annual festival was founded by the Levellers and is very much a family music festival. The site includes six stages, site art, a huge children’s area, comedy, theatre, family camping, […]

Our commitment to the Estate – forestry

Our commitment to the Estate - forestry

Woodland has multiple assets – for the planet – acting as a carbon sink and diverse habitat for a plethora of biodiversity. Landscape, amenity, sporting and commercial interests follow. In England woodlands are either owned and managed by the state (Forestry Commission) or the private sector including individual landowners, charities and business investors. Timber crops […]

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