History Walk

On Saturday 14th May, Colin Chess will lead a group walk around the Craiglockhart Hills.  Colin is a hugely knowledgeable local historian and many of our members will have read his articles in the ‘Canalside’ magazine and elsewhere.

The walk will offer an opportunity to learn about the geology of the area, about early and recent history and about the the wildlife and plantlife of the Local Nature Reserve. Expect to hear about glaciers, iron age settlements and and perhaps Zeppelins. On the walk, look out for woodpeckers, kestrels, marsh orchids and fascinating funghi.

The walk will be at a relaxed pace with lots of stops. However, it will last about two hours and will involve 500 feet of uphills and downhills on paths that are likely to be a bit muddy and slippy (given this year’s foul weather). So you would need to be reasonably fit and, of course, sensible footwear and clothing would be essential.

Meet at the stone steps at Lockharton Crescent at the foot of the pond at 2.00pm on the 14th May. No booking needed. Just turn up and enjoy the walk!