Adventure Club – Tuesday 4th August

Adventure Club: Lets Make Stuff!  10am to 12.30. We’ll be making artist charcoal, lighting fires and playing with plant dyes. Suitable for all ages.


National Tree Seed Project

Kew Botanic Gardens and the Millennium Seed Bank are coordinating the UK National Tree Seed Project. This project funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery aims to collect thousands of seeds from across the UK for long term conservation and research. We’ve got on board to collect local provenance seeds in the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway and will be …


Titbits from Talla

We’ve been a bit quiet of late on updates from Talla and Gameshope and had a few requests for information from people asking about our plans and what we hope to do there. After we acquired the site in 2013 we commissioned a full site survey to be undertaken by Stuart Adair. Stuart has surveyed both our other sites at Corehead and Carrifran …


Raking around

We’ve been a bit quiet of late on the blogging front. It’s not that we don’t have lots to share…. it’s more that we’ve been so busy out and about!   One of our current projects has been in our orchard. We’ve had quite a lot of work to do this year in here and it hasn’t stopped with the …


Hopping the fence

The Border Forest Trust’s Carrifran Wildwood and Corehead Farm are neighbouring sites to Grey Mare’s Tail Reserve, the National Trust for Scotland property. I am the Volunteer Ranger at Grey Mare’s Tail and at the start of June, I hopped the boundary fence to work alongside Lynn Cassells, BFT Site Officer, for 3 days.   Carrifran Wildwood At Carrifran Wildwood, …


Outdoor Education at Corehead Farm.

This is the main season for field studies and over 100 school children have visited Corehead Farm this month to take part in a variety of activities from river studies to exploring the new walkloop into the Devil’s Beef Tub. The highlight has to be the ‘John Muir 52’…(last year it was 47 and we thought that was a lot …