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2020 events in the Regional Park

Guided walk in the Pentland Hills
Guided Walk above Dreghorn

Summary of all events run by the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

COVID19 update

All events have been cancelled.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Locations of events vary.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. See https://phrp.eventbrite.co.uk/ to book. 

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Surveys will only go ahead in suitable weather conditions; donations to book surveys are non-refundable.

Contact us for more information.

February

Map and compass training course

Saturday 29th February 2020

For beginners or people needing a refresher, basic skills for navigating when walking in the countryside.

Meet: Harlaw House Visitor Centre

Time: 9:30am – 4pm

Bring: Outdoor gear, packed lunch and compass if you have one. 

Cost: £45 per person – book via Eventbrite

 

March

Map and compass training course POSTPONED

Friday 20th March 2020 POSTPONED TO 28 AUGUST 2020

For beginners or people needing a refresher, basic skills for navigating when walking in the countryside.

Meet: Harlaw House Visitor Centre

Time: 9:30am – 4pm

Bring: Outdoor gear, packed lunch and compass if you have one. 

Cost: £45 per person – book via Eventbrite

 

April

Breeding bird survey CANCELLED

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Help survey Bonaly moorland to see how well our feathered friends are doing.              

Meet: Bonaly Country Park

Time: 6:30am – 8:30am

Bring: Waterproofs, sturdy footwear and binoculars if you have them. 

Donation – book via Eventbrite 

 

May

Breeding bird survey CANCELLED

Wednesday 1st May 2020 

Help survey Bonaly moorland to see how well our feathered friends are doing.              

Meet: Bonaly Country Park

Time: 6:30am – 8:30am

Bring: Waterproofs, sturdy footwear and binoculars if you have them. 

DONATION - book via Eventbrite

 

Butterfly surveys CANCELLED

Tuesday 5th and Thursday 14th May 2020

Help survey the population of the Green Hairstreak butterfly in the Regional Park.

Meet: 5th Castlelaw and 14th Bonaly Country Park

Time: 1:30pm- 3:30pm

Bring: waterproofs, sturdy footwear

Cost: DONATION - book via Eventbrite by clicking here for Castlelaw and here for Bonaly Country Park

 

June

Breeding bird survey CANCELLED

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Help survey Bonaly moorland to see how well our feathered friends are doing.              

Meet: Bonaly Country Park

Time: 6:30am – 8:30am

Bring: Waterproofs, sturdy footwear and binoculars if you have them. 

Cost: DONATIONbook via Eventbrite

 

Bioblitz CANCELLED

Friday 12th June 

Join us for an exciting biological recording bonanza in Bonaly Country Park.

Meet: Bonaly Country Park

Time: View full programme TBA: contact us for details

Bring: Sturdy footwear, waterproofs/sun protection. 

Cost: FREE - booking will open May 2020

 

Butterfly surveys CANCELLED

Thursday 18th & Wednesday 24th June 2020

Help us survey one of the last remaining colonies for Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly in the Regional Park. 

Meet: Threipmuir car park

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Bring: Sturdy footwear, sun protection and binoculars if you have them. 

Cost: DONATION - book via Eventbrite

 

July

Pond dipping CANCELLED

Friday 3rd July 2020

Explore the underwater world of Harlaw wildlife pond.

Meet: Harlaw House Visitor Centre

Time: 11am-1pm

Bring: Sturdy footwear, waterproofs/sun protection. 

Cost: £3 per child – booking will open May 2020

 

Hillend wildflower survey CANCELLED

Tuesday 21st July 2020

Help us survey the wildflowers in our managed meadow at Hillend Country Park.

Meet: Hillend Country Park upper car park (next to ski slope)

Time: 1:30pm- 3:30pm

Bring: Sturdy footwear, waterproofs/sun protection.

Cost: DONATION – booking will open February 2020

 

August

GUIDED WALK Glencorse View and souterrain CANCELLED

Friday 14th August 2020

From Nobel Prize winners to an iron-age earth house; come and join the Pentland Hills Regional Park Service and take a step back in time as we have a closer look at some of the historical features and landscape that this area has to offer. This walk is part of Midlothian Outdoor Festival's timetable of events.

Meet: Flotterstone car park, next to Visitor Information Point / Pentland Hills Cafe Express

Time: 11am- 1pm

Bring: Sturdy footwear, waterproofs/sun protection.

Cost: DONATION - booking opens February 2020

 

GUIDED WALK Seven reservoirs CANCELLED

Saturday 22nd August

Catch a glimpse of seven of the reservoirs which provided a powerhouse to industry surrounding the Pentland Hills. This walk is moderate, and is only recommended for those comfortable with steep slopes in open country.

Meet: Bonaly Country Park

Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm

Bring: Sturdy footwear, waterproofs/sun protection.  Packed lunch and drink.

Cost: £10 / £5 concessions. Click here to book.

 

Map and compass training course CANCELLED

Friday 28 August (event originally timetabled to take place in March)

For beginners or people needing a refresher, basic skills for navigating when walking in the countryside.

Meet: Harlaw House Visitor Centre

Time: 9:30am – 4pm

Bring: Outdoor gear, packed lunch and compass if you have one. 

Cost: £45 per person – book via Eventbrite

 

Bavelaw wildflower survey CANCELLED

Tuesday 11th August 2020

Help us survey the wildflowers on this Site of Special Scientific Interest.   

Meet: Threipmuir car park

Time: 1:30pm- 3:30pm

Bring: Sturdy footwear, waterproofs/sun protection.

Cost: DONATION - booking opens February 2020

 

September

Map and compass training course CANCELLED

Saturday 12th September 2020

For beginners or people needing a refresher, basic skills for navigating when walking in the countryside.

Meet: Harlaw House Visitor Centre

Time: 9:30am – 4pm

Bring: Outdoor gear, packed lunch and compass if you have one. 

Cost: £45 per person – book via Eventbrite

 

November

GUIDED WALK From fire and ice CANCELLED

Sunday 8th November

Come and find out how the Pentland Hills were created from volcanoes and glaciers on this moderate low level 7-mile walk. Over 16s only.

Meet: Threipmuir car park

Time: 10:00am – 3pm

Bring: Sturdy footwear, waterproofs, packed lunch and drink.

Cost: £10, £5 concession. Booking opens March 2020

 

Map and compass training course CANCELLED

Friday 27th November

For beginners or people needing a refresher, basic skills for navigating when walking in the countryside.

Meet: Harlaw House Visitor Centre

Time: 9:30am – 4pm

Bring: Outdoor gear, packed lunch and compass if you have one. 

Cost: £45 per person – book via Eventbrite

 

December

Christmas Wreath workshop CANCELLED

Wednesday 10th December

Make a beautiful Christmas wreath for your home using a variety of festive foliage.

Meet: Harlaw Visitor Centre

Time: 10:00am – 12pm OR

           1:30pm – 3:30pm

Bring: Gardening gloves and secateurs if you have them. 

Cost: £22 (Mince pie and hot drink included!). Booking opens March 2020

 

Date: 25th January 2020 - 31st December 2020 Recurs daily.

Location: Various locations

Cost: Variable