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Achmelvich Coastal Walk

Meet to find out about how this beautiful land has changed over the last 3 billion years and how wildlife and people co-exist today.

Achmelvich Beach

Thu 25 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Achmelvich Coastal Walk

We will walk along the cliff edge seeking out wildlife: otter signs, dolphins, seabirds, wildflowers, and find out about the events which formed this lovely landscape.

Achmelvich Beach

Tue 26 Aug

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Archaeological 'Buffet' at Loggie

Explore the remains of a Bronze Age Fort, Iron Age Dun, Medieval Fort, ruins of houses from the old village of Newton Loggie, a round house and a Semi-broch all in two short walks at Loggie! Plus enjoy fantastic views of Ullapool across Loch Broom and look down on pretty Loggie bay. Can be boggy in places so come prepared…

Various venues: Loggie, Garve

Thu 2 Oct

£5 (£3; Familiy £12)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Autumn Walk

With the grounds now closed for the winter season this is an excellent chance to enjoy the area in its full autumn splendour.

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Wed 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Beinn Enaglair Hill Walk

This Corbett is well familiar in the view from Ullapool harbour. A circular route, taking in the summit (890m) and following old stalkers paths for much of the day gives us all the best views including Loch Broom and the surrounding peaks. This is a big day so hillwalking experience essential.

Corbett, Ullapool

Tue 5 Aug

£10 (£5)

  • 09:00 – 16:30
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Ben Alligin Hill Walk

The 'Mountain of Beauty' is the meaning of its name in Gaelic and it certainly lives up to its name. We will aim to reach the summit of Tom na Gruagaich (922m), the Southern munro. From here prepare to have your breath taken away, and not just from the long climb! Fantastic views are in store, all the way to Harris…

Ben Alligin, Torridon

Tue 2 Sep

£10 (£5)

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Bio Blitz

Help scientists identify, count up and record all the animals on their checklist.

Edinburgh Zoo

Sat 13 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 334 9171

Plants and Beastie Hunt for all ages. No booking required.

  • 09:00 – 18:00

BioBlitz: Plants and Beastie Hunt

Join the BioBlitz and help hunt for plants and beasties throughout the day.

Edinburgh Zoo

Sat 13 Sep

included in admission / 0131 334 9171

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Biodiversity Blast: Conservation Volunteer Day

Join the rangers and get working to improve the park for local wildlife. Dress for the weather, with sturdy footwear. No experience necessary; all tools provided.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Birds for Beginners

Wrap up warm for a walk along Ullapools shore and the river mouth to look at the winter birdlife. Learn the differences between the gulls, look for waders, and hunt for dippers and wagtails by the river. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Various venues: Ullapool

Wed 5 Nov

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 12:30
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Bone Caves – Really Wild!

Meet together for a fascinating walk back in time to the caves where the bones of Ice Age reindeer, humans and even polar bears were discovered. Stout footwear essential.

Bone Caves Circuit, Inchnadamph

Thu 11 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Bone Caves Really Wild!

Meet together for a fascinating walk back in time to the caves where the bones of Ice Age reindeer, humans and even polar bears were discovered. Stout footwear essential.

Bone Caves Circuit, Inchnadamph

Tue 23 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Bowhill Holiday Club: Den Building

A chance to put your survival skills to the test by constructing your own woodland shelter, A Bowhill favourite! Part of the Bowhill Holiday Club where kids can escape from their parents for some outdoorsy fun.

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Wed 6 Aug

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Bowhill Holiday Club: Yew’ve Been Framed

Time to get creative in the Bowhill woodlands! Construct your own woodland picture frame using basic bush craft skills and let your creativity run wild by making a beautiful picture within your frame! Part of the Bowhill Holiday Club where kids can escape from their parents for some outdoorsy fun.

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Wed 6 Aug

01750 22204

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Build a Bivvy

Annual bivouac adventure where you can build your own shelter and make lunch over the campfire.

World Buffet Restaurant Car Park, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 14:00
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Burnmouth to St Abbs

An 8 mile (13 km) clifftop walk along a beautiful section of the Berwickshire coastline. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes transport to start of the walk.

St Abbs Harbour, Eyemouth

Wed 13 Aug

£5 (Children free) / 01835 826750

Part of Borders Heritage Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Cairnie Mega Maze

See if you can find your way out of the giant maize maze and into the fun yard where go-karts, swings and a straw-bale fortress await. Also have fun fruit picking and enjoying the tea rooms. In celebration of the Ryder Cup, this year's theme is a golfer.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, by Cupar

Fri 1 Aug

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sat 2 Aug

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sun 3 Aug

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 09:30 – 17:30
…and 89 more dates until 31 Oct

Caledonian Forest Walk

Join RSPB staff on a journey through the forest.

RSPB Loch Garten

Wed 6 Aug

£5 (Members £3; Children free) / 01479 831476

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Wed 13 Aug

£5 (Members £3; Children free) / 01479 831476

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Caves and Clearances

This pleasant coastal and hill walk round the Rhu Peninsula begins with a visit to the Soap Cave then onwards to Port na Murrach where we can spend a few minutes enjoying the beach and some of the shells that are deposited there. Moving on, we will lunch at the fine sands of Allt Doire na Drise before passing the…

Rhu Pier

Tue 2 Sep

£5 (£3; Familiy £12)

  • 11:30 – 16:00

Children's Nature Club

Local nature club for kids with a whole load of different activities throughout the year. Booking is essential.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Sat 2 Aug

£1 / 01555 665262

Can you fly as fast as a peregrine or hold your breath as long as an otter? Find out in the Animolympics! Warm clothing and sturdy footwear essential.

  • 10:00 – 12:00
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Clachtoll Coastal Walk

Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township to the Iron Age Broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and "catastrophic collapse". Find extraordinary ancient life forms!

Clachtoll Beach

Thu 4 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Tue 16 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Cnoc na Staing

Join the Ranger in a walk to the best viewpoint in Lochcarron. We will follow two historic routes, the 'burma road' and an old coffin road on a circular tour. The return is through Kirkton woods which has some interesting archaeology hidden in the trees. Can be boggy in places so come prepared.

Rockvilla Hotel, Lochcarron

Wed 24 Sep

£3 (£2; Familiy £8) / 01520 722379

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Coastal Survey

A coastal survey of Durness and the surrounding areas.

Village Hall, Sutherland

Sun 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01955 609807

Part of Wild North Festival.

  • 10:00

Crispy Marsh

Guided walk through parks and wildlife habitats in the south side of Glasgow.

Cathkin Braes Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Free

  • 11:30 – 15:30

Crocodile Rock

A chance for children ages 7–11 to engage with nature with a host of fun activities.

Seafront, Millport

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:30
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