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October 2014

Free

Wild Food Ramble

Sat October 4, 2014 @ 10:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Ramble in Gore Glen with experts from the Royal Botanic Garden.

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£5.00

Bat Walk

Sat October 4, 2014 @ 18:3020:30
Penicuik House, Carlops Road
Penicuik, EH26 9LA United Kingdom

Bat Walk with Penicuik Estate Ranger Service.

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Free

Woodland Wonders

Mon October 6, 2014 @ 10:0011:30
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

Woodland walk with species identification for little ones.

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Free

A Fungal Foray

Mon October 6, 2014 @ 14:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Wander through our woodlands, with expert, Stephan Helfer of RBGE

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Free

Rock and Roll Ramble

Wed October 8, 2014 @ 10:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

7 mile rock ramble walk with the Ranger and Geologists.

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Forest Families

Sat October 11, 2014 @ 10:0012:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Crafts, stories and a walk in the surrounding countryside.

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Botanical Walk, 5 km

Thu October 16, 2014 @ 13:0016:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Discover a hidden world of plants within an ancient forest.

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October 2015

Free

An Esk Valley Riparian Ramble

Thu October 8, 2015 @ 09:3016:30
Lasswade School Green, School Green
Lasswade, Midlothian EH18 1NB United Kingdom

Join the Ranger Service and river experts, Forth Fisheries & Edinburgh University for a 12 mile guided walk taking in Mavisbank, Roslin Glen and Springfield Mill, along the River North Esk. We will have stops, talks and good cheer throughout our lovely Midlothian ramble. This event is for adults and its free although booking is essential. Please ring 01875 821716 to reserve your place. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

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October 2016

Discover Geocache

Sat October 8, 2016 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
Picture of a Geocache label

Have a go at this techno treasure hunt. Discover the world of geocaching with help from our geocaching friends in Midlothian. New caches!

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Free

Pond Dipping and Minibeast Hunting at Springfield Mill

Sun October 9, 2016 @ 13:0016:00
Springfield Mill, Springfield Mill
Polton, EH18 1JZ United Kingdom
Science in the Park river

Meet at the site entrance for Polton Mill and join us on an ecological expedition here on the former paper mill site, which is now a lovely nature reserve nestling in the Esk Valley. We will have all the equipment to go in search of the land and watery wee beasties. No need to book – drop in event

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Free

River Esk Engineering from Paper Making to Weirs, Fish and Power

Tue October 11, 2016 @ 10:0016:00
Springfield Mill, Springfield Mill
Polton, EH18 1JZ United Kingdom
Roslin Glen

Meet at Springfiled Mill, Polton for a 5 mile guided walk beginning at Springfield Mill with the Ranger Service on the former paper making mill site before heading off over the bridge to Polton weir to meet Forth fisheries who are looking to re-introduce salmon to the Esk. From here it’s uphill and onwards to Roslin Glen where we will meet the engineers at Roslin Renewables who are pioneering both wind and wave energy production, before our ending for a…

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Free

Ecological Walk – Gore Glen

Sat October 15, 2016 @ 10:0012:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom
Photo of people walking across a field carrying sapling trees with trees in the distance.

Gore Glen Walk: unravel the story of our valley woodlands by reading the trees.  Morning led by Ian Edwards from the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Ian has been a friend of the Midlothian Science Festival since it's inception and with masses of knowledge and experience in Ecology and a PhD in woodland conservation, he always delights those who join him for a walk in the beautiful Gore Glen.  

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Free

Go Batty at the Penicuik Estate

Fri October 21, 2016 @ 18:3020:30
Penicuik House, Carlops Road
Penicuik, EH26 9LA United Kingdom
short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx)

Join a Penicuik Estate Ranger as we hunt for these fascinating creatures during an evening stroll around the estate. Following a route from the car park down to Old Penicuik House we will look and listen for bats using detectors which will help us to identify the different bat species that live here. We may even spot some of the other nocturnal residents of the estate. Please bring a torch and wear sturdy footwear and a waterproof jacket. Booking Essential.

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Science on the Wild Side at Vogrie

Sat October 22, 2016 @ 11:0015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
picture of a mouse being held in someones hand

Come and celebrate science outdoors at Vogrie Country Park with the Ranger Service and a host of scientists and nature experts!  Out in the park help diagnose sick trees, find out what's lurking in the pond, track some mammals, and learn to identify birds, or try and spy some archaeology. Under canvas get up close to a treasure chest of bugs and bones, explore butterfly DNA or become a Nature Detective with the Woodland Trust. Thought you knew the difference between…

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October 2017

Free

The 5 Springfield Senses

Sat October 21, 2017 @ 13:0015:00
Springfield Mill, Springfield Mill
Polton, EH18 1JZ United Kingdom

Join the ranger service to experience the sights, smells, tastes, feelings and sounds of the Mill. We'll have 5 activities to tickle your senses so come along on a little adventure where each stop along the way will stimulate your senses.

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October 2018

Free

The Lost Limestone Quarries of Lothian – CANCELLED

Sun October 7, 2018 @ 12:3015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED Due to 40-50mph winds forecast for this afternoon, we have made the very tough and sad decision to cancel today's Wild Outdoor Science and other events taking place at Vogrie including these geology walks.  It is too unsafe with such strong winds there is a high risk of breaking and falling branches.  We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.We are already thinking about rescheduling in the spring as a one-off event!     A walk…

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Free

Rocks: A Record of a Swampy Past

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 10:0012:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Midlothian was once a tropical swamp – and the evidence is in the rocks. A scenic walk in Roslin Glen with a geologist from Edinburgh University will reveal a record in the rocks of Scotland’s past. While  there we will also visit a former gunpowder works, and see the type of rocks that North Sea oil comes from. Come along Saturday 20th from 10am-12pm.  

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October 2019

Free

Science of Walking

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 13:3015:30
Springfield Mill, Springfield Mill
Polton, EH18 1JZ United Kingdom

Join the Rangers for a fact filled plod, learning about how we ended up on 2 feet, how we keep standing tall and what keeps us from going around the bend.

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