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Woodland Classroom (James & Lea)
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Play, explore, discover! Connecting people with nature
Play, explore, discover! Connecting people with nature

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The snow makes tracks easier to spot.
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Using materials found in a hedgerow and woodland you can make a beautiful wreath for your home :-)
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A few places left on our new Young Rangers club in Wrexham +National Trust - Erddig +Chirk Castle NT :-)
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More great pictures of Survival School +Chirk Castle NT and will also be coming to +National Trust - Erddig We found Jelly Ear Fungus, fried it up and the brave kids ate it :-)
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6/5/17
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May half terms Survival School was a huge success again. We built shelters, learnt knife and axe skills and ate edible bugs!
All whilst being surrounded by the beautiful woodland +Chirk Castle NT
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6/5/17
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We spent an amazing day with Dave Watson who runs Woodland Survival Crafts. We spent the day foraging for and learning about edible plants we find in our woodlands. This took place in the Derbyshire woodland where Dave runs his courses.
We then spent the afternoon cooking up some wonderful dishes and drinks for us all to share.
We picked and ate Hawthorn flowers which had a slight marzipan flavour, hairy bitter cress which is great to add to a salad, Spruce fresh needle tips for a refreshing tea, Jack by the Hedge to add some punch to a salad and Lime leaves as a great alternative to lettuce in a sandwich, Jelly Ear Fungus plus lots more.
We then cooked a soup, salad, two different teas, Trout stuffed with Wild Garlic and wrapped in Burdock leaves, a stir fry, nettle crisps and Burdock chips and finished it off with a banana stuffed with chocolate cooked in it's skin.
It was all delicious!
We really felt connected to the woodland, we were surrounded by Bluebells and the smell of Wild Garlic while engaging all the senses in natures bounty.
One of our favourite days this year :-)
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6/5/17
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We are loving cooking outside now the weather is good!
Whether it's cooking BBQ style with shop bought meat and vegetables or foraging for greens and making nettle and wild garlic risotto, the feeling of connection to our inner hunter gatherer is enhanced and honoured.
Adding the sense of taste connects us deeper with nature. We look, we smell, hear and touch, but rarely do we taste, so to us this is the final part of the picture and just love cooking over the open fire while listening to the birds and watching the sun set. :-) Happy days :-)
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5/10/17
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The ultimate in kids adventures!
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Wildcraft Adventure was a huge success at +National Trust - Erddig the sun shone and 40 kids went home happy after their real Minecraft experience.
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4/24/17
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