The Reserve Rocked!
Headley Down Nature Reserve is embracing the rock painting and finding craze. It’s a great activity for all ages combining arts and crafts and woodland walks. Rocks (pebbles) are decorated with a wide array of designs and then hidden for others to find. Photos of the rocks discovered can be shared on our Facebook page before they are re-hidden on the reserve or further afield.
On Saturday 27th January we organised a community event at St Francis Church, Eddeys Lane where people could come and paint rocks. We had young and old alike, creating artistic masterpieces, but you are not too late to join in. You are welcome to decorate rocks at home and hide them within the nature reserve (for more information – see the Kidzone section and please make sure they are varnished to stop the paint from running in the rain) or alternatively there are lots out there to be found.
After a postponement due to heavy rain last month we decided to go ahead with the hiding of the finished rocks on Saturday 3rd March, despite the snow and were surprised at how many people were enjoying the slopes and the particularly impressive toboggan run at the Alder Road end. The rock hiding activity was a great success and was combined with a “gold” rock finding competition, with chocolate prizes. Everyone had fun and a chance to find out more about the work of the Trust and some even managed to do some sledging.
Unfortunately, we were unable to combine this with a KraftiKids session as originally planned but watch this space for more events, especially if you have yet to visit / are not sure where the nature reserve is.
Continue to check the website and our Facebook page to find out what else we have planned, you can also message us with your ideas.