Another day, another adventure.. this time it was off to woods for a technical tree climbing experience, using ropes, harnesses and a climbing technique to ascend into the canopy of a huge Beech tree. It can take a bit of time to master the technique but once you have sussed it, it doesn't take very long at all to reach the top and have a birds eye view of the woodland.
Back at camp environmental adventurers were working up a sweat pedal powering the forge, heating and shaping iron to create beautiful toasting forks which will last a lifetime. Others were on the shave horses with Charlie learning how to work green wood using traditional tools. A bushcraft projectiles session was also in action and the sound of hammers hitting chisels could be heard across camp as budding stone carvers honed their skills.
In the evening we welcomed one of our past volunteers Flora back to camp to share her Arctic adventures with the group. She told us about her recent expedition to research the extent of micro plastics in the ocean of this remote part of the world and we explored ways in which we can begin to reduce our dependency on plastics by swapping out single use plastics for more sustainable solutions. Tomorrow, the penultimate day of camp, we can look forward to a Wild Wood Camp out, climbing, archery and an evening of entertainment round the campfire.