Outdoor learning, stars and stories 

Outdoor learning, stars and stories 

In October,  Outdoor Woodland Learning’s Dumfries & Galloway group (OWL Scotland) visited Borders Forest Trust’s Corehead Farm for their AGM and skill share.

The day included a fungi foray and a walk up to visit our community orchard and woodland restoration project followed by campfire cooking and stories with an environmental story teller.

The evening was topped off by a fascinating tour of the night sky with a dark skies ranger. The nearest town to Corehead, Moffat, now has the status of a ‘dark skies town’ and when the clouds clear, the stars are a spectacular sight. Corehead is a fantastic place to view them …well worth a visit on a winter eve!

If you’re involved with outdoor education at all, or want to find out whats happening in Scotland, OWL is a fantastic resource. BFT have been attending local meetings and working with them for many years and have gained a lot of inspiration and support from working with OWL.

Ali Murfitt

Site and Community Officer.