Events

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GUIDED WALKS AND FAMILY EVENTS

Sat 21st March and Sun 22nd   March

Balerno Branch Railway Weekend

The Trust has teamed up with Colinton Local History Society to bring a unique event to the Centre. We will be hosting a model railway exhibition of Colinton Station and the surrounding area created by enthusiast Alistair Dickson along with other displays on the Balerno Branch line. Open 10am to 4pm – Free admission however donations would be appreciated.

Sunday 22nd March – Railway Ramble

Join this special guided walk created as part of the Balerno Branch Railway Weekend, to discover the route of the old railway from Colinton to Slateford. Meet at 1.00pm in the Car park under Gillespie bridge in Colinton, off Bridge Road £4.00 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. The walk will finish at the Visitor Centre where you can visit the special exhibition and working model of the railway at Colinton.

 Sunday 29th March – River Clean Up.

Join our volunteer team for this river clean up morning as we launch the Water of Leiths Spring Clean. Wear old clothes.  Meet at 10.00am at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre. FREE.

CHILDREN'S EVENTS

at the WATER OF LEITH VISITOR CENTRE

All events cost £4 per child (Accompanying adult free)

& start at 2.00pm until 3.30pm ish BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Easter Events

Thursday 9th April – Blooming Marvellous

Bursting with life and fun, join us for this spring craft session

Thursday 16th April – Spring Wilderness Survival Skills

Water, Food, Shelter and Fire are the keys to survival, learn new skills from our ‘wild’ women

 

Sunday 26th April – Floral Delights of the Dells

Discover the beautiful wild wildflowers of Craiglockhart Dell and learn the secrets of identification. Guided Walk. £4 (Members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Meet at 2.00pm at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre .

Saturday 9th May – PLANT SALE

Visit our now famous annual plant sale and pick up a bargain. Doors open at 10.00am at the Visitor Centre. 50p admission donation.

Sunday 31st May – Art Walk from Belford to Canonmills

Join us to discover the hidden art treasures along the Walkway from the Gallery of Modern Art to Canonmills. From industrial relics to stunning wells. £4 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at 2.00pm at the entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art off Belford Road (near the buried Gormley Statue)

Sunday 21st June – Solstice Source to Sea Challenge

An intrepid team will attempt to walk some 30 miles from the source of the Water of Leith to Leith during the longest day. Support their efforts by sponsoring the team or why not join in with the challenge and walk the 12 ¾  miles from Balerno to Leith.

CHILDREN'S EVENTS

at the WATER OF LEITH VISITOR CENTRE

All events cost £4 per child (Accompanying adult free)

& start at 2.00pm until 3.30pm ish BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Summer Events

Thursday 2nd July – River Dipping

Join us IN the river for this favourite activity.

 Tuesday 7th July – Minibeast Magic

Be magnified by the micro world of bugs

 Tuesday 14th July - Wild at Art

Join us as get creative with nature inspired Andy Goldsworthy

Thursday 16th July - River Dipping

 Tuesday 21st July – River Dipping

Thursday 23rd July -  Wing It

Life on the wing as we harness the power of flight and track down winged wildlife

Tuesday 28th July – River Dipping

Thursday 30th  July - Scrapheap Art

Get creative with rubbish, including our scrapheap boat race

Tuesday 4th August - Summer Wilderness Survival Skills

Water, Food, Shelter and Fire are the keys to survival, learn new skills from our ‘wild’ women

Thursday 6th August – River Dipping

 Tuesday 11th August – Wood Craft

A Tree-mendous event where we get creative with timber and discover the wonderful world of woodlands.

 

Sunday 30th August – The Mills of Water of Leith, a guided walk Currie to Colinton

Meet at the Kirkgate in Currie and walk to Spylaw Park in Colinton, discovering the relics of the rivers industrial past. £4 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL.Meet at 2.00pm at the Kirkgate in Currie and finish at Spylaw Park in Colinton

Sunday 20th September – EPIC EPOCH

 From the Ice Age to Doomsday 12,000 BC to 1200 AD - we discover the turbulent ancient past of the Water of Leith

A treasure trail of enactments, activities and hands on fun, as we unearth the clans, character and crafts of this epic period.  Families can join in the event by purchasing a MAP for £10. 12.00 to 4.00

CHILDREN'S EVENTS

at the WATER OF LEITH VISITOR CENTRE

All events cost £4 per child (Accompanying adult free)

& start at 2.00pm until 3.30pm ish BOOKING ESSENTIAL  0131 455 7367 admin@waterofleith.org.uk

Autumn Events Kids Events – see inside for prices/times

Tuesday 13th October - Winter Wilderness Survival Skills

Water, Food, Shelter and Fire are the keys to surviving in winter, learn new skills from our ‘wild’ women

 Thursday 15th October  - Rotten

Delve in to the decomposing worlds of fungus, compost and poo. A ‘rotten’ event which promises to leave you mucky