Exploring Tentsmuir

People we support in Dundee crossed the Tay to visit Tentsmuir, a day funded by fundraised money.


Last week, people we support in Dundee walked across the beautiful Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve in Fife. This walk was led by Alec Finlay from Days of Access, a project which provides imaginative connection to landscape and nature. Alec and Nature Reserve Manager, Marijke, gave the group a tour around the reserve, pointing out the beautiful things to be found there.

Alec wrote poems across the day, three of which were inspired by Brian (pictured) who came along on the day.


The Brian Poems


Brian’s placcy bag

is inside out as

he’s not into

advertising anyone


Brian won’t use a stick

the army taught him

how to stop things

running up his trouser leg


tea is tea

water is water

(except when

it’s sea)


Many people we support face barriers to accessing and engaging with places of natural beauty, struggling with physical access but also with stereotypes surrounding what a ‘nature lover’ looks like. This accessible tour of the reserve gave the opportunity for people we support to engage with the beautiful things to be found at Tentsmuir using a menu of simple creative activities.

This project was funded by our supporters, through our Futures initiative and is part of our effort to connect people with others in their community to stomp out loneliness and isolation. Donate to Carr Gomm to support the continuation of these project.