The Friends of Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill offer a number of activities throughout the year to help them satisfy their constitutional objective:


"To engage and involve the local community in environmental issues and action, through information exchange, education and practical activities."

Forthcoming Events

Past Events

Blackford Hill Festival Review

Wow! What a successful 1st Festival!

Festival marquee (Maggie Heatley)

Thanks to Countryside Ranger, Jessica Morgado, ably assisted by Ranger Susan Dickson, everyone seemed to have a wonderful time in the perfect weather. Can the weather ever be that good again?

Busy stall (Maggie Heatley)

All the stall holders were kept busy with enquiries and many of the 200-plus(?) visitors said to our Committee members that they had found the displays very interesting. Lots of faces were painted, kites were built, our captured moths were closely examined and our teas, coffees and juice seemed much appreciated.

Fun for kids (Maggie Heatley)

Spectators sat around the Superdog course in the warm sunshine to be entertained by an extraordinary range of sizes and ages of dogs. There were a lot of quick-thinking dogs around who realised that it was a lot easier to go round the obstacles than over them as the silly humans wanted them to do!

We are already being asked if there is going to be another one next year!


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See also:

Balsam bashing

Burn clean ups

Moth watches