Welcome! Moors Wood is a small private woodland owned and managed by Sarah and Ian Blenkinsop as a nature reserve and as a sustainably managed source of various wood products.

Sarah is a freelance Environmental Educator, Lecturer and Forest School Leader. Whilst based at her own site at Moors Wood, Sarah is also very happy to come to you and provide fun natural/recycled craft workshops, play or storytelling sessions, eco themed parties, school assemblies on composting and recycling, practical advice on setting up an organic garden or a composting area, or training in various woodcraft and play skills. These services are available for adults and children. Sarah is also available to give talks on any of the above.

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Woodland play session

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Earlier in the week we had a play session in the Wood, we were blessed with glorious weather and had a lovely day.

Lots of hot drinks brewed on the fire

I showed everybody how to make fire with a fire steel and char cloth

 and then every one tried to light a fire of their own without using matches.

Everyone managed it without using matches and they were all very pleased with themselves - as they should be  - it is not as easy as it looks!

We had lunch and hot chocolate and then I then showed them all how to make char cloth in the hot embers of the fire, using a lidded can, with a hole in the lid (very important!)  and cotton rags. Char cloth is useful as it is really easy to get an ember going when you strike a spark onto it. You can make charcoal sticks for drawing in the same way

The children ran around and played lots of hide and seek games and built a den and gathered firewood and enjoyed themselves - no mobiles or games consoles in sight!

The adults sat around the fire and chatted and listened to bird song.

Everyone had a great time :)