As part of the Gorebridge walking festival, we hosted a Family Fairy walk in Gore Glen which was organised by Lorna and Ann.
The weather was spectacular with bright blue skies, crisp fresh air and crunchy leaves underfoot as well as being reasonably warm for the time of the year. Gore Glen was looking particularly beautiful with the trees in various degrees of Autumnal splendour. The children looked for fairy peg dolls and fairy houses that were hidden throughout the walk, as well as taking part in a nature scavenger hunt.
After exploring the Glen and pausing by the river for some necessary stone skimming, we picnicked by a grove of majestic Oak trees and used some plant and flower ID spotter guides to help identify the different nature treasures that were collected on the way.
After the walk we gathered back at Community Garden at the Beacon where everyone enjoyed some delicious pumpkin soup made by Keith in the café. We also whittled cooking sticks and cooked bread twists over a campfire. It was a wonderful experience enjoyed by all the families who came, further enhanced by the beautiful weather.