It’s a beautiful  frosty morning here in the Blackstairs. The bird table is stuffed with a  pre -Christmas  feast of cooked potatoes, peanuts, a little left over  cabbage and a few old mouldy bits of cheese found  in the darkest recesses of the fridge. A happy bunch of Blue Tits,  Great Tits, Coal its, a Robin and a Blackbird  are enjoying their breakfast. In the small stream nearby a pair of Grey Wagtails are having a splash!

18 days to go to Christmas and you might be thinking of what to buy your friends and family?

At Blackstairs Ecotrails we can give you the gift of the Blackstairs – a wild gift to explore the beauty of the Blackstairs mountains and the beautiful Barrow Valley.

Long  treks in the hills,  vouchers for foraging workshops, get to know your fungi, learn the secrets of herbal remedies; slow walking listening to  bird song and learning  why the Celts our forebears loved their trees.  You will  learn a little about the Celtic Tree Alphabet and the secret  lore and folklore of our native trees.

After all our events you can  enjoy delicious organic lunches, teas and light snacks.

Our Gift  Vouchers will give your friends and your family a chance to explore the beauty of the Blackstairs, old sheep trails, lovely  cool lanes with hidden waterfalls or  nibble at tasty , safe  wild food and learn how to cook it up.

Say yes this Christmas to Wild Presents, Wild Adventures and Wild Fun. Give a Voucher  -Give a Gift of the Blackstairs.