A magical walk through Fairy Wood, Lochore Meadows

Lochore Meadows, Crosshill, Lochgelly KY5 8BA, UK

Hello, everyone! I think you'll agree with me that this year has felt like an emotional roller coaster. Therefore, I wanted to take a moment to share one truly heart-warming community project with you. Throughout lockdown, I've felt immensely grateful to live next to Lochore Meadows. For those of you who aren't aware of Lochore Meadows (locally referred to as the Meedies), the land was once home to seven coal pits and it wasn't until the late 60's when the pits closed, that work began on creating a beautiful leisure space. Thanks to my mum, who keeps me updated on local issues and news, I learned about the fantastic Fairy Wood project started by local Derek Davidson. The idea started with roughly 20 bird boxes which he made and distributed to local children to paint and decorate to help combat their boredom. There are now 98 bird boxes dotted around Lochore Meadows (which staff have already spotted nesting birds in) and more than 180 fairy doors. So, one afternoon, my mum and I set off to explore Fairy Wood for ourselves and I've included a few photos I've taken along the way!

There's a wonderful interview with Derek on The Central Fife Times website, click here if you'd like to read it.

Lovely Fairy Trail sign by Gordon Mackie

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