A day in the Woods. Haha!

HMers Ross Rutherford, Kate Mitchell, Pamela Todd, Clare Beattie, Ross Linn and Graeme Nisbet spent time this week volunteering with the Solway Heritage Fund in the Forestry Commission Scotland owned Cally Woods restoring drystane dykes as part of the Gatehouse Initiative.

Part of the day was spent rebuilding a sunken drystane dyke, one of only two in Scotland, that had been damaged by a tractor. The rest of the day was spent digging out and laying sections of turf on the drystane dyke in the Cally Woods at Gatehouse of Fleet. 

This was followed by a tour of the Cally Woods during which they were introduced to a Haha, a wonderfully named type of drystane dyke.


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