Family day at Corehead to say thanks to volunteers

Environmental charity Borders Forest Trust (BFT) is to hold a planting and family day at Corehead Farm, near Moffat, to mark the end of tree planting season.

As well as tree planting, there will be den building, bug hunts, pond dipping and other activities taking place at the farm on Saturday, April 5, from 10am to 3pm.

And scarecrows, created by Moffat Academy pupils to protect seed in the wild bird cover crop, will be judged on the Friday night.

Volunteers will be planting broadleaved trees along a riverside to help stabilised the banks and provide habitat for wildlife.

BFT’s Anna Craigen said: “This event is our way of saying thank you to all the volunteers who have helped us at Corehead this tree planting season and provides a great opportunity for families to come and have fun exploring Corehead and helping the environment.”

Parking is limited at the site so a mini-bus will take visitors to Corehead Farm from the Ram Monument in Moffat at 9.45am and 12.50pm. Booking is essential. Bring sturdy footwear, waterproofs, and a packed lunch. To book, or for more information, contact

The event is part of the Natural Connections project funded by Scottish Natural Heritage.

For more information on Borders Forest Trust, visit