In the country between the Bedfordshire towns of Shortstown and Cotton End is a reforestation project sponsored by the two towns.
By combining the names of the two towns, the project was called ShoCott Springs.
From Shortstown, there is a path between the farm fields, along a lane used by the farmer to get his tractor between the fields. Nancy and I traveled the path on a few different occasions and enjoyed walking around the paths within the arboretum. It is a lovely quiet place to get away from the buzz of cars on the motorways.
About a half hour walk into the middle of the arboretum we came across this lovely bench honouring the work and inspiration of the public school children involved in the project.