• Path Building & Art Installation at the Three Hares Community Woodland

    This is an opportunity to help maintain a growing community woodland with path building and the installation of artwork. PATH: Stage 1 of building a path to improve accessibility at Three Hares Woodland. We will be making areas of grass more even, building a path through the boggiest areas & planning a nature trail. Tools will be provided. ART: Artists Katy Swift & Bianca O'Neill will also be installing their land art project called 'What are we like?' https://www.facebook.com/whatarewelike/ Why is (y)our woodland important, exciting and unique? The Three Hares Woodland is an 18 acre woodland nestled in a quiet valley along the North Esk River, Auchendinny. It is an extremely exciting project - if we show in the next two and a half years that there’s enough people knowing about and caring for the land, using it for biodiversity, education & well-being, it will be COMMUNITY OWNED for the following 99 YEARS! i.e. this small section of our rapidly erasing greenbelt will be protected for a century. There fore we are striving to make partnerships with local community & community groups to increase resilience of our land. This is part of the Campfire days series that will be free & on the LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH and will vary in flavour, from ecotherapy to foraging, tree care to land care, heritage/identification skills and more. They will all include community, nature learning and fire! ♥ Please bring: Food to share or not share, water and clothes for all Scottish weathers. Directions =============== BY BUS: You can catch a 37 or 47 bus to Glencorse Primary School, walk along Graham's Road, walk across the cross-roads and down Old Dalmore Gardens. Follow WALKING from there. BY CAR: You can park on the street at Old Dalmore Path (avoiding the restricted parking spaces) and then follow WALKING from there. BY BIKE: You can cycle to Roslin via the old railway path from Gilmerton or Sheriffhall, cycle along Penicuik Road (past Chapel Lane and Main Street), IGNORE the first sharp left turn downhill, and then take the second left turn uphill as the main road bends to the right. That leads you onto a quiet country lane which bends to right and then left before turning right once more. Follow that lane to its end and then turn right, down the Brae. Keep going until after the traffic lights at the foot of the hill, and then turn left at the next traffic lights, into Old Dalmore Gardens. Follow WALKING from there. WALKING: From Old Dalmore Gardens, turn left and walk past Old Dalmore Path (new build housing), following the multi-use path that heads beyond those houses to their left. Follow the path through a tunnel and over a bridge and on the left you should see an open gate with a sign-post to the right of the gate, this is the Three Hares Woodland. You can also cycle from Penicuik, Rosewell, or Eskbank along the Penicuik-Dalkeith old railway path. https://three-hares-woodland.org/how-to-find-us/ https://www.facebook.com/events/502763410537518/