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Forest Fest 2018

Sat 11 & Sun 12 August - 10.30am - 4.00pm

Come and enjoy a celebration of woodland culture.

There will be demonstrations of traditional tree felling using hand tools (axes & saws), horse logging along with green woodworking, art & crafts forest foods and storytelling. A free event with Woodland Trust Scotland.

Please pick up a copy of the event flyer when you arrive on site from our reception or the Woodland Trust welcome marquee on our picnic area. It contains details of all the activities going on around the Pinewoods & Township. All the activities will run on both days across the weekend.



Hand felling – Henry Fosbrroke & Alan MacIntosh

Cross cutting – Alan MacIntosh & Sandy (from HFM)

Horse logging – Simon Dakin & Tarzan

Milling timber – Keith Threadgall

Tree climbing – Mark Councill & colleague

Green woodworking Aaron Sterritt; Tom Banks (Wooden Tom); Iris Glimmerveen; Will Boyd Wallis

Forest School activities – ‘Roots & Shoots’ – Rachel Avery and colleague

Arts & crafts – Kath Owen; Eilidh Mair; & Elaine Crawford

Forest Teas & cordials – ‘Highland Tea¬† Chest’ – Sarah Hobbs & colleagues

Botanical trail guided walk – Sarah Hobbs

Storytelling – Hazel Atkinson & Alan Crawford

Tree ID, folklore & ecology guided walks – Alasdair Firth & Alan Crawford

Woodland Orchestra – Henry Fosbrooke

Poetry trail – Newtonmore Primary School

We would like to thank everyone mentioned above, along with the museum team, for all their hard work in putting the weekend together. A big thank you to the Woodland Trust Scotland for all their support and for making Forest Fest possible once more.


Don’t miss the storytelling app for whilst you are in the Pinewood – click here for more details