New video of city wood is released

Freeman's Wood.
Freeman's Wood.

A film highlighting the Freeman’s Wood site in Lancaster has been produced by StoreyG2 – the new version of the Storey Gallery in Lancaster.

The short introductory video is part of the gallery’s “LANDED (Freeman’s Wood)” project and provides an overview of the plot of land on the edge of Lancaster.

The video features some aerial footage taken from a drone as well as several short clips of additional drone footage which give aerial views of Freeman’s Wood and its surroundings, including the city of Lancaster, the river Lune estuary and Morecambe Bay in the distance.

The video was made by Morph Studio with aerial footage by AerialVue.

The team was also supported by the Civic Drone Centre at the University of Central Lancashire.

Freeman’s Wood has been used by local people for decades, and they have regarded it as common land, but fencing was installed around it in 2012, resulting in public unrest which was reported in the Guardian.

The plot of land belongs to a company which is registered in Bermuda.