The Scottish border hills are bare. People think they are wild. There is almost nowhere to stroll in a real wood. (Less than a quarter of one per cent of land has anything that might be called natural woodland.) This is not just a recreational lack: all the variety, complexity, beauty of native woodland has been reduced to sheep-shorn grasses or sitka spruce. However, the Wild Wood Project is busy transforming one place back to its wild state, as it might have been before humankind made an impact on the landscape.

It all started in the pub. A group of friends with a common interest in the environment ...


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