Storytellers, entertainers and experts in archaeology and wildlife will be among those marking the 50th anniversary of Freshwater's Golden Hill Country Park, on Sunday, June 27.

An event will celebrate work to bring the park back to its former glory, getting underway at 12pm.

It sits in the shadow of a 150-year-old fort and the National Lottery Heritage Fund has backed a project to study the site's military history, and to record finds.

The celebration will be hosted by Isle of Wight environmental charity Gift to Nature, which has been developing it for the benefit of visitors and wildlife.

A community orchard has been planted there and a willow maze installed.

Created to echo the original fort structure and using local materials, the maze is the work of artist Eddie Glew.

Music, dancing and kite flying will also be taking place on the day.

Isle of Wight County Press: The celebrations take place later this month at Freshwater's Golden Hill Fort and country park.