Dumfries and Galloway Woodlands offering the chance to explore trees from a new angle

A new project is offering people the chance to explore trees from a new angle over the summer months.

Dumfries and Galloway Woodlands aims to support trees, habitats and the people that depend on them.

And it has now launched a summer programme of events which aims to look at trees in different ways, celebrating what we know and don’t know about vital woodlands.

Highlights include woodland walks such at Torrs Point path near Kirkcudbright (left), storytelling, making tree ink, pond dipping and learning about plant medicine.

Dumfries and Galloway Woodlands manager, McNabb Laurie, said: “The guiding aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity to look at trees and woodlands from new angles – having good fun in the process! From Viking foragers to painting with the colour of trees, this programme has something for all ages and interests.

“This programme is only the opening salvo of activity through the summer, with other events being developed with partners from Langholm to Stranraer.

“If you have any queries about any of the events, please do get in touch. Thanks again to all partners involved for being so game, and to The National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support.”

For the full programme and to book a slot, visit www.dgwoodlands.org.uk or look out for updates on the group’s social media channels.