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A series of wildlife and history themed events and walks aimed at adults who are interested in learning more about the history and natural history of East Lothian.

Costs are either £6.50 or £10 per person per activity depending on the length of the event. See each event for prices.

Walking boots are recommended, as well as waterproofs, hats and gloves.

As places are limited, bookings must be made prior to each and every activity.

In addition to our Events for Adults, we also offer Wildlife Tours by e-bus or by bike. Gift Vouchers can also be purchased for these activities. 


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Coastal Wildlife

February 24th     10:00-15:00      Coastal Wildlife

A 6-mile walk along the coast from Musselburgh to Longniddry exploring the internationally important wintering grounds for many species of waders and wildfowl. From Godwits to Goldeneyes and Redshank to Ruff, we will aim to spot the different species that over-winter along our coastline. Bring warm waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear, binoculars and a packed lunch.

Meet: Car Park at Racecourse Pavilion, end of Balcarres Road, Musselburgh NT 348 734. Return transport provided.


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Law to Law

March 31st    10:00-16:00      Law to Law

A 9-mile walk taking in the historic sites of Traprain Law, Hailes Castle and North Berwick Law. Uncover some of the stories surrounding this historic landscape, from the Iron Age to the present day. Bring warm waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear and a packed lunch.

Meet: North Berwick law car park NT 553 843. Transport will then be provided to the start of the walk at Traprain Law.


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The Early Bird

April 28th     07:00-09:00       The Early Bird

Ever wondered how to tell a chiffchaff from a willow warbler; a song thrush from a blackbird? The secret lies in the wonderful world of birdsong, and this short walk around Gullane Bents will provide a taster for the rich and varied sounds produced by our native birds.

Meet: Gullane Bents Car Park NT 477 831.

Booking closes at 4pm on Friday 26th April. 


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Upland Wildlife

May 26th     10:00-16:00        Upland Wildlife 

A 13-mile walk exploring the landscape and wildlife of the Lammermuir Hills. Look out for Golden Plover, Mountain Hare, Buzzard and the iconic Adder! Finish up for a drink at the Carfraemill Inn before returning by mini bus. Bring warm waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear and a packed lunch.

Meet: Outside The Goblin Ha’ Pub in Gifford NT 534 680.


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Wonderful Wildflowers

June 30th    11:00-13:00       Wonderful Wildflowers

A stroll around John Muir Country Park to learn about the folklore and old uses of local flora. Discover how to prevent snake bites, heal wounds and stop hay fever using the Doctrine of Signatures!

Meet: Linkfield Car Park, John Muir Country Park, behind East Links Family Park off the A1087 near West Barns NT 651 787.


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Secrets of the Seashore

July 21st    11:00-13:00      Secrets of the Seashore

A rock-pool and sandy shore ramble to discover some of the species that inhabit the seashore and find out about their adaptations to this harsh environment.

Meet: Longniddry Bents Car Park no.2. This is the second car park heading east along the B1348 coast road from Port Seton NT 436 767.


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Fungal Foray

August 25th      14:00-16:00       Fungal Foray 

Join the countryside ranger on a woodland walk to discover what fungi are, what they do and why they are so important.

Meet: Pencraig layby, just off the A199 between Haddington and East Linton NT 574 765


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Flight Night

September 28th    18:30-21:30    Flight night

Join us as we take a 4-mile stroll at sunset to watch geese arrive en-masse into their overnight roost, before we turn our attention to the nocturnal habits of a different type of roost dweller, bats!

Meet: Sea Green, Aberlady NT 465 801


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Autumn Goose Watch

October 11th   17:00-19:00   Autumn Goose Watch

Join the Ranger to discover one of autumn’s wildlife spectacles as thousands of pink-footed geese return to the coast to roost.

Meet: Sea Green, Aberlady NT 465 801


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Sun, Sea and Sandstone

October 27th   10:00-12:00        Sun, Sea and Sandstone

Step back in time to uncover evidence of East Lothian’s ancient past, recorded in the rocks and fossils of our coastline.

Meet: Whitesands car park. Access from the A1087 2km east of Dunbar. NT 712 772


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Contact Information

Countryside Ranger Service

Block C, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827279

Fax: 01620 827456