Rosewell weekend was tree-mendous!

Youngsters had a agreat time in the woods near Rosewell.
Youngsters had a agreat time in the woods near Rosewell.

Residents of Rosewell treely enjoyed themselves during a recent weekend of woodland-based activities.

Held over October 8 and 9, the Rosewell Woodland Treasures Festival featured activities including survival skills, and environmental arts and crafts.

Funded by the Forestry Commission and supported by The Crown Estate, the event was another great achievement for the newly-founded Rosewell Development Trust.

The Saturday began with a group walk learning how plants, animals and fungi make the woodland tick. They then learned how to weave using recycled plastic bags. Residents learnt how to build a primitive fire safely, and baked potatoes, heated beans and shared a picnic around the fire. The group then experienced making wild jam, foraging for fruits and berries, and boiled it up on the fire.

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