Everybody involved had a great time, as you can see from these pictures sent from Mark
My apologies for not getting there, have injury to knee ..walking is painful [editor]
Mark said “Great day up at the Ring today, masses of Newts in the Pond, in the afternoon i think the total number caught was in excess of 120, I was doing my Bushcraft demo’s with a bit of spoon carving and some friction fire making.”
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Mark making fire the hard way !
Since I posted this image to http://www.ispot.org.uk, the experts there confirm that these are all male and female Smooth Newts also known as Common Newts Lissotriton vulgaris .