Get crafty for Edwinstowe’s love heart trail

RSPB Sherwood Forest and Budby South Forest are getting cosy with local businesses in and around Edwinstowe with a crafty way to show the love for the village.

They’re buddying up to encourage people to make hearts which will form a trail in February – the month of Valentine’s Day.

Carol Hallam, Community and Volunteer Development Officer at the nature reserve, explained more about The Love Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest Project.

“We’re seeking local individuals, groups, organisations and businesses who want to ‘spread the love’ for our local area by creating hearts using materials such as wool, fabric, wood, stone or anything else that can be crafted and displayed to create the trail,” she said.

“We would like as many hearts as possible to create a real splash of colour all the way from the village to the forest.”

The trail will run from 10th – 21st February and already a number of business owners are giving their ‘whole-hearted’ support.

Three Little Daisies and the Fabric Bug at Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre, at Forest Corner, are both offering offcuts of fabric that people can collect for free to make hearts.

And The Woolshop, also based at the Craft Centre, has even made its annual competition heart-inspired. Entry details are available from the shop.

All finished heart creations should include a loop or hook for easy attachment and will need to be submitted to the RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre by Thursday 10th February at the very latest.

To confirm your interest, to get involved or for more information, please contact Carol Hallam, Community and Volunteer Development Officer at RSPB Sherwood Forest: e-mail  or call 01623 677321.