Running Deer Birthday Parties offer you and your friends a fantastic time in Butterdon Wood building dens, making fire and having fun! On our latest birthday party a bright and sunny day welcomed our guests to Butterdon Wood. The birthday boy and his friends arrived full of enthusiasm...keen to show off the Ferro Rods (also known as flint and steel) they had brought with them.
The morning was sunny, and in hindsight we should have started out a lot earlier than we did. However we couldn’t turn down an offer of a cooked breakfast, and we also were waiting for the arrival of Martyn and his awesome vintage military truck which was going to act as front marker as we travelled the 4 miles from Postbridge to Princetown – a very busy section of road.
It was with a little trepidation we started our final plans for the challenge. The biggest concern for us was the weather; the forecasts were indicating that it was going to be hot and sunny, which is all very well for visitors to Dartmoor, but we wanted it cool so that the animals could travel without overheating.