Talla & Gameshope Volunteering day – 13th Jan 2019

Nicky Hume Events, Talla & Gameshope

Start off the new year by planting some trees! Join in the planting of native woodland at the entrance of the Talla Valley. Planting instruction provided, just bring enthusiasm, waterproofs, warm clothes, good boots, gloves and a packed lunch. Meet at the entrance to the Talla Valley at the top of the hill above the reservoir at 9.30am, Grid ref: …

CELEBRATE THE 19th NEW YEAR AT CARRIFRAN WILDWOOD – 1st Jan 2019

Nicky Hume

Come and visit the valley this New Year’s Day Tuesday 1st January 2019  Noon – 3pm   Meet at Carrifran Car Park: NT 159115 Postcode for Carrifran cottage across the road is DG10 9LH Overflow parking by the road bridge   We’ll take a walk up the valley and perhaps remove some vole-guards You’ll need warm, waterproof clothes, strong boots, packed …

Talla & Gameshope Volunteer Planting Day Sunday 2 Dec 2018

BFT

Join in the planting of birch-oak woodland at the entrance of the Talla Valley. Planting instruction provided, just bring enthusiasm, waterproof and warm clothes, good boots, gloves and a packed lunch. Meet at the entrance to the Talla Valley at the top of the hill above the reservoir at 9.30am Grid ref  NT142 201 The planting is run by Andy …

Scottish Conker Championship

BFT

Fancy your chances at becoming the 2018 Scottish Conker Champion? Join in the conker fun on Tweed Green as part of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival. Registration is 11-12 with the games starting at noon. BFT provide conkers for the child, junior and adult category rounds but you can bring your own for the rogue category which follows.

T&G Planting Weekend 27-28th October 2018

BFT Events, Talla & Gameshope

Help us plant native trees at the Trust’s newest site for ecological restoration. This is our fifth annual planting weekend at Gameshope, and the trees are doing well from the previous weekends. Meet at Talla Linnfoot on Saturday 27th (or Sunday 28th October) at 9.30am. Grid Ref NT134202, on the unclassified road between Cappercleuch (A708) and Tweedsmuir (A701). Volunteers are welcome …

Build a rustic gate workshop. 17th March

BFT

Saturday 17th March, 10am to 3pm Corehead Farm. Part of our rural skills workshops, join us at Corehead Farm to help build a rustic wooden gate, which will form a new access point to our community orchard. The workshop will be led by Simon, an experienced green woodworker. You will learn a variety of woodwork skills and contribute to our …

Farming with Nature. 15th Feb 2018

BFT

Another Greener Melrose talk coming up, this time by our former Site Officer and current BFT Trustee Lynn Cassells and her partner. Not to be missed! Thursday 15th February in the Ormiston Institute, Melrose at 7.30 pm. Lynn and Sandra have taken on a croft high up in the Cairngorms, which they are managing close to nature. They will be …

T&G Planting Weekend 28-29th April 2018

BFT

Help us plant native trees at the Trust’s newest site for ecological restoration. Meet at Talla Linnfoot on Saturday 28th (or Sunday 29th April) at 9.30am. Grid Ref NT134202, on the unclassified road between Cappercleuch (A708) and Tweedsmuir (A701). Volunteers are welcome on either or both days. We will use the bothy at Gameshope for cooking and sleeping, and camping …

Carrifran High Camp 14th-15th April 2018

BFT

Enjoy stunning scenery? Passionate about our natural environment? Like planting trees? Enjoy camping and fit for hill walking? Then the 2018 Carrifran High Camp is for you. And if you can’t camp this year, perhaps you could come just for one of the days – you’d be equally welcome. Andy Wilson, BFT Site Officer, will lead the camp, with support …