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Swan Watch 2020

Brighid and Siegfried proudly welcomed nine cygnets into the world week. The cygnets were born on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May. The nest by the causeway has already been abandoned, and taken over by an opportunistic family of ducks! The swan family can now be found sleeping on the grass at the top of […]

I-spy with Izzy on Easter Craiglockhart Hill!

It’s been lovely to hear that many of you have been enjoying daily walks on Easter Craiglockhart Hill at the moment. If you’re spending time on the hill, especially with little ones, here are some things you can look out for! We’ll be publishing a new one every week. Let us know how you get […]

Swan Watch 2019 – Part Four

The 2019 cygnets of Craiglockhart Pond are now 7 months old, and on Sunday 24th November they were ringed by the Lothians and Fife Swan Study Group. By then, there were only six cygnets left at Craiglockhart Pond, as one had been removed earlier in the weekend as it was being harassed by its parents. […]

Swan Watch 2019 – Part Three

Swans have nested on Craiglockhart Pond for more than a hundred years. Our resident swans, Siegfried and Brighid, have reigned over the pond since 2016. Brighid was born on the pond in 2012. This year, they have had to repel recurrent invasions of Canada geese.  The seven cygnets from this year’s brood are beginning to get […]

Mushroom Walk – Saturday 19th October, 10am-12pm

Find out all about funky fungi! Led by Stephan Helfer from The Royal Botanic Garden, this walk and talk will cover all things mycological! For all ages, children are welcome to come and help us find as many different mushrooms as possible! The walk will meet at the top of Craiglea Place and finish at […]

War Poets Walk – Sunday 8th September 2019

Discover the history and the poetry of the shell shocked soldiers who stayed at Craiglockhart Hospital, on what would have been Siegfried Sassoon’s 133rd birthday!  This year we will be looking in particular at The Hydra, the magazine written by patients of the hospital. The talk will be given by Catherine Walker MBE, the War […]

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Summer Fun on the Hill! – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August

Come and enjoy Easter Craiglockhart Hill in all it’s glory at these family friendly sessions. Find us in the woods at the bottom of the wooden steps on Lockharton Crescent.   SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST 11-2pm Leaf flag printing Elder bead making SUNDAY 4th AUGUST 11-2pm Miniature off-ground rope course Orienteering   Drop in sessions, no booking […]

Union Canal History Cruise – Friday 9th August, 7-9pm

Join us for a luxury cruise along the Union Canal, with a talk from renowned local historian Colin Chess. Gain an insight into the intruiging story of the Leamington Scow and learn about the secret history and workings of our local canal. Tickets are £25, and will include prosecco and nibbles. To book please email […]

Woodland Walk – Tuesday 18th June, 7-8.30pm

If you can’t tell your ash from your elm tree (and even if you can) then this is the walk for you! Join Simon Hart, our local forester, to learn about the different woodlands on Easter Craiglockhart Hill. Discover their ancient history, what they may look like in the future, and the challenges they will […]