July 2012

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First stage in replacing the BBQ

Sunday saw the telegraph poles, courtesy of Scottish Water, moved around to the BBQ. How do you do a three point turn with an 11m pole? Now we know. As they were now there, it only seemed right to start the renovation(replacement) of the shelter. Any excuse for a bit of authorised vandalism. Here’s a [...]


Today it rained from ten in the morning until five at night. We know because we were out in it. The boardwalks are complete and the bridges linked and there’s even what felt like hundreds of metres of chicken wire laid on it. The 2 Bobs, Dave, Andrew and Pavel – who cycled from Stow [...]

4 more applicants inspect the workplace

The new  bridge has generated great interest in the troll community. Today four more potential applicants came to see it for themselves before applying. They expressed some concern that there wasn’t an echo under the bridge and also asked how many children they might expect. to cross it each day. However, after some discussion we [...]

Fol dee roll, Im a .....

Only one applicant so far.

Job vacancy for a troll

  Well the bridge is finished. We can provide our billy goats. All we need now is a troll. Jubilee trail is coming on great guns. Wednesday saw the BFT volunteers and a load of Wooplaw midweek workers getting stuck in and making the bridge and starting the boardwalk. There’s an album of pictures If [...]

Hard work, this.

10 years and still loving it!

Kids Kabin visited Wooplaw Woods from the 6th – 8th June this year for our annual ‘Wooplaw Wild Camp’.  Kids Kabin is a children’s charity based in Walker, in the East End of Newcastle upon Tyne.  We run a wide range of creative arts activities and practical projects in all sorts of different workshops (see [...]

Things we made

Wild in the Woods

Last week I had a great time at Wooplaw workshop.  First we did a nature treasure hunt trying to find things like feathers, wild flowers and lichen which I found a lot of. Also on the way there were lots of questions. For example “which of these animals hibernate in Winter? – fox, rabbit, hedgehog [...]