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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 vary depending on the activity and 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 2020

Sunday 23rd February | 10:00 - 15:00 | Musselburgh | Age 16+

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 and binoculars.

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


(incl. VAT)
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Sun, Sea and Sandstone 2020

Sunday 29th March | 14:00 - 16:00 | Whitesands | Age 16+

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


(incl. VAT)
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The Early Bird 2020

Sunday 26th April | 07:00 - 09:00 | Gullane | Age 16+

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.


(incl. VAT)

Secrets of the Seashore 2020

Sunday 24th May | 10:30 - 12:00 | Longniddry Bents | Age 16+

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.


(incl. VAT)

Traprain Treasures 2020

Sunday 28th June | 14:00 - 16:00 | Traprain Law | Age 16+

Join the Ranger on a gentle stroll to the top of Traprain Law to learn about the historic and modern day importance of this iconic hill.

Mert at the car park on the north side of the hill. NT 581 675


(incl. VAT)
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wonderful Wildflowers 2020

Sunday 26th July | 14:00 - 16:00 | John Muir Country Park | Age 16+

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.


(incl. VAT)
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A Walk Around Historic Musselburgh

Sunday 30th August | 14:00 - 16:00 | Musselburgh | Age 16+

Come for a stroll around Musselburgh and Inveresk and discover where Sir Walter Scott lived, what angered the Pope in 1559, what happened at the Battle of Pinkie and many more interesting facts surrounding this historic town.

Meet: Roman Bridge Car Park, Olive Bank Road, Musselburgh. NT 341 725.


(incl. VAT)
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Flight Night 2020

Saturday 26th September | 18:30 - 21:30 | Aberlady | Age 16+

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


(incl. VAT)
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Autumn Goose Watch 2020

Friday 9th October | 17:30 - 19:00 | Aberlady | Age 16+

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


(incl. VAT)

Stories in Stone 2020

Sunday 25th October | 14:00 - 16:00 | North Berwick | Age 16+

Join us on a walk to the top of North Berwick Law to discover a wealth of geology, archaeology and natural history unique to this iconic site.

Meet: North Berwick Law Car Park NT 553 843


(incl. VAT)

Contact Information

Countryside Ranger Service

Block C, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827279

Fax: 01620 827456