Dartmoor National Park

Oct 26th I have put together some photographs from my recent trips to Dartmoor National Park. The weather was unusually kind to me this time. On previous occasions I have had cold, wing fog and driving rain. Here are some of the photos from the few days I spent there visiting stone circles and spotting […]

Campfire Cooking for Adhurst Yurts

We had fun Cooking Fish and Bread over the fire at Adhurst yurts last Friday. We cooked Trout and Mackrell over the fire and bread to go with it.
The children prepared and cooked Club Bread over the fire and the adults baked a risen loaf a in the Dutch oven over the fire.

Native Americans have called plantain “Whiteman’s Foot”

At Forest School in Cheam we have been looking at the plants around us that have medicinal properties. Last week we took a look at Plantain or Plantagus major.
We made a plantain tea with it and the class tried it deciding that it tasted like (green hot water) so not a big hit then.

A Chemistry Lesson in Forest School

We Had a Chemistry lesson in Forest School today how to turn a Bluebell into a Pinkbell using Yellow Meadow ants and Formic acid.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Expedition Training

I spent a nice day out on Saturday helping with the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition. At one spot just below the Bluebell Railway I came across a small Silver Birch woodland carpeted with Wild Garlic Allium ursinum.

Ham Common with Forest School

I spent some time in my favourite woodland today practicing a little tracking and having lunch. I thought I would just see what I could find to heat up the stew I had taken.

Walk on Leith Hill

Got out in the sun on Sunday and went for a walk up onto Leith Hill. Leith Hill is the highest point in south East England it is Gothic tower with views to London and south to the English Channel.

A Walk in the Woods and Some Lunch

I spent some time in a piece of local woodland today practicing a little tracking and having lunch. I looked around to see what I could find to heat up the stew I had taken with me.

Early Morning Ramble

Last Tuesday I got out early for a wander round Ranmore common with the camera this is what I came back with.

Silver D of E Group Training

Having a good time on the South Downs with a Silver D of E group even. I even managed to add in some tracking evidenced by the Badger print.