Corehead High camp

On the 16th -17th September 4 of us braved the autumnal weather and headed up through Corehead for the high camp. Upon reaching Whitehope, which is our middle compartment between Tweedhope and Lochan Burn, with just over 50.000 Trees in it, we made camp, with amazing views out to the Lake District, and of course our newly planted woodland, which …

Pruning the Orchard

This summer, Jools Cox returned to Corehead Community Orchard to lead a rural skills workshop in summer pruning following our winter pruning workshop in February. It was a glorious sunny day – and we learnt how to prune the trees to encourage healthy shape for ease of picking and maximise fruit production next year, by promoting the production of fruit …

Easter Egg-stravaganza. 25th March

Easter activity Day: 25th March, 10am to 12.30 Corehead Farm and Beef Tub Come along to have a go at dying eggs using natural materials, take part in a spring themed obstacle course and enjoy a few surprises! Free Event. Booking Essential To book email [email protected] 07521 664530

Woodland Activity Day: 19th March

Woodland Activity Day. 19th March: 10am to 1pm Corehead Farm and Beef Tub Come along to explore the establishing woodland at Corehead, help remove tree tube guards, learn some tree lore and tips on how to identify trees in the winter. Free event. Booking essential To book email [email protected] or call 07521 664530

Green woodwork. Corehead. 15th November

Carve your own Christmas presents: Green-woodwork workshop Sunday 15th November, 10am to 3pm. Make it a greenwood Christmas with your own handmade presents carved from Scottish hardwood’s. Instructor Mark Vrionides will help you create your choice of greenwood project from spoons, butter knives spatulas and gypsy flowers. Minimum age: 11 Booking essential: Email [email protected]

Volunteer at Corehead Farm

Volunteer Dates Join our volunteer team at Corehead Farm to get stuck into some practical conservation work. Tasks are varied and include fence removal, tree planting, work in the orchard, bracken bashing and other seasonal tasks. Volunteer sessions are normally on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm Upcoming Dates Thursday 24th September Thursday 1st October Thursday 15th October Please contact site …

Fun with fungi walk, 12th September

Saturday 12th September 2.30 to 4.30pm Corehead Farm and Beef Tub Come along to Corehead to learn about the fascinating world of fungi, how to tell them apart, what they’re doing in the environment and how we can use them. To book email [email protected]

230,000 native trees now planted at Corehead Farm

BFT and its volunteers have planted the final oak tree of the 195ha new native woodland planting scheme at Corehead Farm, north of Moffat. Over the last three years more than 230,000 native broadleaved trees have been planted at Corehead with species including oak, ash, aspen, juniper, rowan, alder, willow, birch and cherry. This new native woodland will provide a …

Community to benefit from new funding for Corehead

Borders Forest Trust’s project at Corehead, near Moffat, has been awarded three years of funding from Scottish Natural Heritage, enabling us to offer a range of events, educational opportunities, volunteering and training activities to even more people at the site. The Natural Connections project will include a conservation volunteer programme with over 16 sessions per year. This will comprise practical …