Hreod Burna volunteer day

Volunteer day Swindon

Saturday we held our first moot of the year, at Hreod Burna Urban Forest in Swindon. This is a small site, but a vital refuge for wildlife and well loved by local residents. The charity that runs Hreod Burna ( taken from the Anglo – Saxon for ‘running stream’ ) is made up of volunteers, and they have achieved a great deal in the last few years, planting trees and wildflowers, creating new footpaths, bridges, a picnic area, a pond, and clearings.

We spent the afternoon covering muddy areas of the paths with woodchips to improve access through the winter. This was a great opportunity for us to do something positive in the community and to recognise the importance of these kinds of spaces, where we can honour the wights in the landscape with deeds as well as offerings.

Huge thanks to those who came to help out, it was a lovely first moot – looking forward to the rest of 2018 🙂

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