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Hutting Part Two: Ninian Stuart

by WoodlandsTV ~ 13 March, 2020 ~ 5 comments

"If you have a piece of land and want to build a little getaway for the weekend, it's actually not that hard", says Ninian Stuart of the Falkland Estate in Fife. Ninian's hut is to him a "Do Nothing Hut", so named by some friends who wrote a haiku poem about it. It's a place to be still, to breathe, to take a break from busy life and remember who you are.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo. www.jemmacholawo.com

Hutting Part One: Willy Slavin

by WoodlandsTV ~ 6 March, 2020 ~ 15 comments

Have you ever wanted to leave it all behind and live simply in a hut the woods? That's exactly what author and retired priest Willy Slavin has done, on the Falkland Estate in Fife. WoodlandsTV went to visit and find out what it's all about. Willy's memoir is called Life is not a Long Quiet River, published by Birlin.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo. www.jemmacholawo.com

River Keekle Restoration

by WoodlandsTV ~ 28 February, 2020 ~ 26 comments

Woodlands have been working with the West Cumbria Rivers Trust to restore the River Keekle near Whitehaven in Cumbria. It was an open cast coal mine until the early nineties, when the riverbed was lined with plastic in an attempt to keep buried toxic waste out of the river. The river restoration project is now removing this horrible plastic and repairing the river to a more natural state, to prevent flooding and restore the health and biodiversity of the surrounding area.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo. www.jemmacholawo.com

How To Make A Needle From Bone

by WoodlandsTV ~ 21 February, 2020 ~ 13 comments

Adam Logan shows us how to make a sewing needle from deer bone, using a delicate and primitive technique. With this method, you too will be able to make your own needle from sourcing your own bone, to creating the right shaped needle for the job in hand.

A film for woodlands.co.uk

How To Make A Wooden Kazoo

by WoodlandsTV ~ 14 February, 2020 ~ comments welcome

Here Colin Manning from Creative Outdoor Learning shows us how to make a wooden Kazoo using a folding saw and some green Hazel in under 5 minutes.

A film for woodlandsTV by Rose Dunster and Emily George

Flint Knapping an Arrow Head

by WoodlandsTV ~ 7 February, 2020 ~ 7 comments

Mesolithic Flint Knapping: The tortoise shell core

by WoodlandsTV ~ 7 February, 2020 ~ 3 comments

Andrew Packer from Dartmoor Wildcrafts demonstrates one of the chief tools used to create flint blades in the Mesolithic age, the tortoise shell core.

The Beavers of Bamff

by WoodlandsTV ~ 31 January, 2020 ~ 6 comments

Louise Ramsay shares with us a brief history of how the beavers came to Bamff and why they wanted beavers there in the first place. We also learn some of the dangers to beaver families and what we can do to help monitor and prevent their persecution.
A film for WoodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo.

Beavers and Biodiversity

by WoodlandsTV ~ 24 January, 2020 ~ 8 comments

Did you know that beavers have a ripple effect on the biodiversity of their habitat? The way they change and manage the landscape creates a haven for wildlife and the ecosystem as a whole, including small mammals, birds of prey, plants, trees and lichens, invertebrates and water-dwellers. Thanks again to Louise Ramsay and the Bamff Estate in Perthshire.

A film for WoodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo.

Beavers and Trees

by WoodlandsTV ~ 17 January, 2020 ~ 7 comments

We return to the Bamff Estate to see some sculptural examples of how the beavers have affected trees on the Estate, and what to do if you don't want your trees to be nibbled by beavers.

A film for WoodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo.

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