Woodland activity sessions have started in Westburn Woods, running every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm. Organised by New Caledonia Woodlands, this exciting new project aims to make Westburn Woods a community space that more people can enjoy.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery, the weekly sessions will give people taking part the chance to learn new skills, as well as finding out more about the woods natural heritage and the trees, plants and wildlife that are part of the woodland environment.
Ben Campbell from New Caledonia Woodlands said
There are many reasons to get involved. Gain skills and confidence, try something new, connect with people in your community and have fun! Come on your own or bring a group, the more the merrier. All of these events will be suitable for children so you can bring the whole family. There will even be a safe space for very young ones to sit and play with a parent. You are also welcome to just come and observe at first – meet the group, see what’s happening and decide later if you want to get involved.
Lots of different activities are planned, from planting native trees to learning to carve a wooden spoon, or helping build a bench. To find out more, you can drop in to one of the weekly sessions, phone Ben on 07754 622448 or visit the Westburn Woods page.