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Let Arriva whisk you off for a wonderful woodland adventure this summer

24 May 18

Arriva Midlands has announced that it is partnering with TIMBER: The International Forest Festival to run shuttle buses to and from the National Forest event this July.

Celebrating woodland culture in all its forms, TIMBER is taking place at Feanedock, near Ashby de la Zouch, from 6th to 8th July, and Arriva is set to provide connecting bus services from Burton upon Trent railway station to ensure revellers are able to get fast and affordable access to this new camping festival set in the heart of the Forest.

Toby France, Commercial Development Manager from Arriva Midlands, commented: “With a wonderful mix of art, music, poetry and nature, TIMBER festival will offer a fabulous experience for all the family, and we are delighted to be able to partner with the organisers to offer transport to all those wanting to enjoy the event, but without the hassle of car parking.

“Our buses will be timed specifically to meet trains at Burton, and with both day return tickets and weekend tickets to serve campers priced at just £7 for adults and £5 for children, we hope that we will be able to help many more people come and explore the very best that the National Forest has to offer.”

Richard Drakeley, Tourism Development Manager for the National Forest Company, said: “Timber is underpinned by an ambition to share our love of forests, to celebrate the transformative impact of the National Forest and to provoke discussion about what it means to live sustainably. We hope our audiences join us for an incredibly playful and creative weekend whilst also helping us to manage and mitigate the impact of the festival on the environment. Our partnership with Arriva is a practical demonstration of this ethos and will help ensure Timber is accessible to the widest audience possible.”

TIMBER is an extraordinary new camping festival exploring the transformative impact of forests, where music, art, philosophy and sustainability will weave together into an unforgettable, exhilarating weekend. Highlights of the festival programme include music headliners Jane Weaver and This Is The Kit, a keynote address from Stuart Maconie, the English festival premiere of Jony Easterby’s new interactive performance Tree and Wood, and the greenfield festival premiere of Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, recently featured on BBC 1’s Wonders of the Moon.

To buy tickets for the festival, or to pre-book shuttle bus tickets