Bute Community Forest supports a wide range of environmental educational activities.
Both North Bute Primary School and Rothesay Primary School have used Moss Wood for school class visits. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, North Bute Primary were regular visitors to the Bute Community Forest, with their own site part-way up the Poetry Trail. Find the wooden structure they started to build, not far from the Blether Stone. Rothesay Primary School children and adult supporters enjoyed exploring the wood.
Moss Wood at the Community Forest has also been used by Bute Home Schooling Group. They explored the wood, had a scavenger hunt and toasted marshmallows over the firepit. They are looking at the idea of regular visits in the future and their own dedicated area within the wood. Children’s group visits are facilitated by the Woodlanders, Jessica Herriot and Gordon Stevenson.
Local charity Achievement Bute have also used Moss Wood as part of their programme of activities for children.
Education visits for adults and families are also supported at Bute Community Forest. These take a variety of forms, from Wildflower Walks (in conjunction with Bute Museum) to Fungi Forays.