Carnegie Medal winning children’s author Theresa Breslin has teamed up with the Woodland Trust Scotland to create a unique story based on the heritage of Ledmore & Migdale Woods.
Discovering The Legend of Ledmore & Migdale through a special geocache story trail will encourage families to explore the beautiful woods near Spinningdale in East Sutherland.
The story is divided into seven parts, each of which will be hidden in geocaches along a trail leading to the shore of Loch Migdale. It features beautiful illustrations by Kate Leiper. These are accompanied by activities linked to the story to help ‘treasure-hunters’ discover more about the woodland.
Special Carnegie themed ‘geocoins’ will be placed in a few of the caches. These highly sought after tokens will be sent around the world by geocachers to places associated with philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who once owned the wood as part of Skibo Estate.
The story trail will be a treasure hunt for visitors to explore over the summer holidays, with coordinates and clues for each cache published on geocaching.com.
Site manager Eleanor Garty said: “The story trail is designed to get families to explore the woodland and learn about some of the features that make it a special place. The woods have a historic connection to Andrew Carnegie and so it’s fantastic to have Theresa involved in the project as a Carnegie Medal winning author.”
Theresa Breslin said: “I loved writing this story and am thrilled to be part of this wonderful project. These ancient woods are full of magic and mystery and I’m looking forward to the summer so that I can follow the adventures of the treasure hunters.”
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