A walk of waterfalls and autumnal colours.
“The awards really are open to anyone with a high-quality project, whether that be a small school nursery or a major forestry business, an expert forester, a community woodland or a farmer.” Jean Nairn, Executive Director of Scotland’s Finest Woods,
Cared for by volunteers of the Tireragan Trust, the site is home to a remnant of nationally important Atlantic rainforest, and has been a rewilding pioneer since 1997 when intensive grazing was curtailed.
As the year moves on and into May, bluebells come into their full magnificence.
“It’s the time of year for Snowdrops – and Binscarth Woods, near Finstown – is the place to see them!
The Mabie Forest nature reserve near Dumfries is one of the richest Scottish sites for butterflies.
Wonderful images by Rosie Hopkins
Visiting Happy Valley always has something new or different to reveal.
Through the lichen, down the path
Someone sent me a link to a podcast featuring Alan Garner, speaking of how woodland was, and can be, worked.