Community Woodland Larch Removal Volunteer Sessions

Replanting our Community Woodland – October 2023 Update

Progress with the larch felling The felling of larch required by the Statutory Plant Health Notice is now complete.  About a third of our woodland was affected (21ha) and as a […]

Festive Folklore and Fire 10/12/23

The history of Christmas is filled with fairytales and folklore.Follow us along a trail with stops along the way for fun legends and tales, finishing up with with stories and […]

Scavenger Hunt 12/10/23

Explore the forest and sharpen your senses. Discover your local woodland by having a closer look at shapes, colours and textures. PLEASE BRING SUITABLE FOOTWEAR AND WARM, WATERPROOFCLOTHING. FEEL FREE […]

Awesome Autumn 2023

Leaves are on the turn, fungi is flourishing and the woods are awash with rich colours. Join us to celebrate the season’s finery, creating some beautiful leaf print art and […]

Community Woodland News Volunteer Sessions Walled Garden

April Volunteer Session @ the Walled Garden

It was lovely to see so many people at our mid month volunteer session in the Walled Garden today. The garden is literally springing into life and there were many […]

Community Woodland FAQ Larch Removal News

Spring 2023 – SPHN FAQ’s

What is a SPHN? SPHN stands for Statutory Plant Health Notice.  It is a notice that is served by Scottish Forestry on woodland owners when they have found evidence of […]

FAQ News

Why are you allowing a private nursery to build for free and rent free in the woods?

One of the aims of CCDT is to promote the use of the woods for educational purposes. Cambusbarron Village Nursery CIC has been running Forest Kindergarten type sessions in the […]


Tree Safety Work Update – Beech at the Lily Pond & Monster Pine by the Tennis Courts Picnic Area

Contractors from Weir Forestry will be onsite on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th April to carry out the necessary tree safety work as detailed in the Tree Safety Report below. […]


Replanting our Residential Boundary

Today is a date to be noted in Gillies Hill Community Woodland history as it’s the first significant area of replanting that has been carried out in over 50 years […]

Community Woodland News

Christmas Crafts in the Woods

Last Sunday, 4th December, the CCDT Events and Education Group ran a Christmas crafts event at the tennis courts in the woods. The picnic benches turned into crafting tables and […]