Learn to willow weave at Cuningar Loop

Join Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) for a willow workshop in Cuningar Loop on Sunday, 15th April.

Get involved in conservation volunteering and learn how to maintain a living willow structure with the FES team, helping to weave the Cuningar willow tunnel back into shape.

Volunteers are advised to bring along a packed lunch and will be given the opportunity to weave their own dream catcher whilst listening to willow tales in the woods.

Bridget Holtom, community ranger at Forest Enterprise Scotland, said: “This workshop is a great opportunity for adults and children to get outdoors and appreciate nature, whilst giving a little back to their natural environment.

“With the recent harsh winter months, our willow tunnel is needing some maintenance and care with a little pruning and replanting work involved, and what better way to do this than encourage its regular users to help out and learn something new about the great willow tree.” 

Cuningar Loop, a Legacy 2014 project, boasts an extensive path network, adventure play, bike skills area, outdoor bouldering park, woodland workout area, picnic areas and an outdoor classroom.
 
All ages and abilities are welcome at the willow weaving workshop. Suitable outdoor clothing is recommended. Booking is essential as space is limited.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
to reserve your place.

Event Details:
Date & time: Sunday, 15th April, 11am – 1pm
Meeting point: Cuningar Loop Woodland Park by the willow structure in the play park.
Information:  Free participation. Cuningar Loop does not currently have a car park; it is advised to use public transport where possible.

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus bidh e a’ toirt seachad comhairle air poileasaidhean coilltearachd agus air riaghladh. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta as leth Ministearan na h-Alba.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forest Enterprise Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.