EVENTS FOR ADULTS
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Countryside Ranger Service
Block C, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
Telephone: 01620 827279
Fax: 01620 827456