Haggis in the Beef Tub

On Monday we were delighted to welcome a team from Edinburgh based company Haggis Tours. We were approached by the organisation who were looking for somewhere to have a day out working on a conservation project. As firm supporters of other organisations including Trees for Life and the John Muir Trust, we were thrilled to have them to a Borders …

Haggis in the Beef Tub

On Monday we were delighted to welcome a team from Edinburgh based company Haggis Tours. We were approached by the organisation who were looking for somewhere to have a day out working on a conservation project. As firm supporters of other organisations including Trees for Life and the John Muir Trust, we were thrilled to have them to a Borders …

New walking route to the Devil's Beef Tub

Thanks to support and a grant from the Brown Forbes Memorial Trust we are very pleased to have opened the Devil’s Beef Tub Walking Loop.  The Beef Tub loop is shown in red  This is a low level circular route into the Beef Tub, perfect if you don’t fancy a steep climb up into the hills but want to enjoy …

High Walk Weekend – 16th/17th May

We’ve teamed up with ranger Richard Clarkson from the National Trust for Scotland and will be running a high walk on the weekend of 16th and 17th May. Starting at 1pm on Saturday, we will walk 20km across the hills from Grey Mares Tail camping overnight and finishing at Corehead Farm around midday. Along the way we will indentify plants …

New walking route to the Devil's Beef Tub

Thanks to support and a grant from the Brown Forbes Memorial Trust we are very pleased to have opened the Devil's Beef Tub Walking Loop.  The Beef Tub loop is shown in red  This is a low level circular route into the Beef Tub, perfect if you don't fancy a steep climb up into the hills but want to enjoy …

Evening Wildflower Walk – 13th May

13th May. 6.30 to 8pm. Corehead Farm and Beef Tub. Annan Water, Moffat Enjoy an evening stroll at Corehead Farm. Discover more about the wildflowers that grow there and how to easily identify them. Children Welcome. Free event. To book Corehead@bordersforesttrust.org, 07521 664530

Junior Rangers learn green woodwork

This was the fifth month that Junior Rangers have been helping with conservation work at Corehead Farm and Grey Mares Tail and we thought it was time for a bit of a treat. So Mark Vrionides a green woodwork teacher came along to lead a workshop for us. The mission: create a monster for the orchard (every orchard needs one!) …

Scots pine at Carrifran

We’ve written a few blog posts this winter on the planting we’ve been doing at Wildwood. We’ve been out in all conditions working in some pretty challenging terrain and weather conditions and last Tuesday was no different. Priest Gill in spate Raven Craig and Firthhope Linn in spate While most of the volunteers were working through our last load of …

Wild Forest Food

Cast your mind back a few thousand years and the Moffat hills would have been a very different place, almost certainly cloaked with trees such as hazel, birch, willow, juniper and oak. At Corehead three valleys have been planted with around 230,000 native trees; the woodland of the future, which will bring huge benefits to wildlife, landscape and people.  For …

Seeding it up, slowing it down

Last week at Corehead our volunteers had a new challenge to tackle. A few years ago a track was created up the side of the hill below Cocklaw Knowe. This was  to provide access for our contractors who were planting in Tweedhope, Whitehope and Lochan Burn. It is subsequently used by us and will continue to be for a while as we do important …