Events

WATER OF LEITH CONSERVATION TRUST SPRING WALKS AND EVENTS 2018

To book your space please call 0131 455 7367 or email admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Sunday 10th June – 2.00pm Bridges of the Water of Leith from Canonmills to Dean. To celebrate 200 years of the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) we will be joined by local expert Sandra Purves to look at the history of some of the river’s important crossings. Meet at Canonmills by the old public toilets on Brandon Terrace.£5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

CHILDREN'S SUMMER EVENTS at the Visitor Centre  £5 per child & start at 2.00pm until 4.00pm.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds, Accompanying adult free.

Thursday 5th July – River Dipping Put on your wellies and join us IN the river for this fun event

Tuesday 10th July – BUGS  Track down the mini creatures and create you own 'extreme' bug 

Thursday 12th July – SURVIVE Build a shelter, forage for food and learn to create fire.

Tuesday 17th July – River Dipping Put on your wellies and join us IN the river for this fun event

Thursday 19th July - STICK  101 things to do with a stick, they are awesome

Tuesday 24th July – River Dipping- Put on your wellies and join us IN the river for this fun event

Thursday 26th July – FAIRIES  Join the 'wee folk' in the Dells as we discover the history of fairies and do some magical crafts – wings optional

Tuesday 31st July – River Dipping Put on your wellies and join us IN the river for this fun event

Thursday 2nd August – SURVIVE  Build a shelter, forage for food and learn to create fire.

Tuesday 7th  August – WATER!! Wet and wild, as we discover the power of water and create our own river craft for racing over the rapids

Sunday 29th July – 2.00pm - Historic Villages of the Water of Leith -  Currie.  A Guided Walk around one of the rivers oldest settlements, discover its hidden history and learn how it played its part in our city’s history £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at 2.00pm at the small carpark on the Kirkgate off Lanark Road West opposite Currie Post Office. 

Sunday 9th September – 2.00pm - Historic Villages of the Water of Leith -  Belford and Dean aka the Water of Leith Village. A Guided Walk around the rivers milling heartland,  discover its hidden history and learn how it played its part in our city’s history £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at 2.00pm at the entrance to Roseburn Cliff off Roseburn Terrace, Corstorphine Road (by the crossing and bus stop). 

Sunday 16th September – The Great Duck Race and Family Funday - 10 years since our first Duck Race join us for this amazing spectacle and sponor a duck for £2 to win some great prize. Fun starts at 2pm, races from 3pm.

Sunday 7th October – 2.00pm Bridges of the Water of Leith from Gorgie to Roseburn  To celebrate 200 years of the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) we will be joined by local expert Sandra Purves to look at the history of some of the river’s important crossings and discover the rivers newest bridge built as part of the Murrayfield flood defence works. Meet at the corner of Gorgie Road and Balgreen road at the bridge entrance to Saugthon Park £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

CHILDREN'S AUTUMN EVENTS at the Visitor Centre £5 per child & start at 2.00pm until 4.00pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds, Accompanying adult free

Tuesday 16th October – ROTTEN   Delve into the decomposing world of fungus, compost & poo. A Rotten event which will leave you mucky! 

Thursday 18th October – SURVIVE   Build a shelter, forage for food and learn to create fire.

 In November we turn 30 !!  So watch out for some great Anniversary Events at the end of the year.