Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny, if a little chilly! Perfect weather for a Woodland Wildlings ramble down into Gore Glen for some nature activities and hot chocolate.
We met outside the library at 10.30 and were delighted to be joined by two new families who had travelled over from Penicuik to join us. It was there first time visiting the Glen so were very pleased to show them Gorebridge’s hidden gem.
We headed down through the beech woods and over the railway bridge where we were greeted by the fantastic new steps that the council have just put in. It made going down the steep embankment much easier, especially for our baby wearing mums.
We spent time by the waterfall which never fails to enthrall children of all ages before we headed along the path to a small clearing where we set up camp for activities. On offer were nature crowns and bracelets, magical wands and journey sticks, leaf puppets and bark rubbings. Some of the over children enjoyed exploring along the riverbank and the younger ones all chose to make crowns and bracelets. We had some truly fantastic creations by the time the hot chocolate was ready.
Soon it was getting very cold and before the effects of warm drinks could wear off, we packed up and headed for home. Just before we leaving, we made sure our little camp fire was safely extinguished and highlighted to all the children how important it is to make sure that fires are carefully and responsibly managed.
Thank you to all who joined in and made it such a wonderful morning. I’m pretty sure we all slept well on Saturday night!
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