East Scotland: Eildon Hills Walk

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East Scotland: Eildon Hills Walk
Saturday 5th August 2017, 10.30am-4pm
Eildon Hills, south of Melrose, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch on this outing arranged by the local Scottish Wildlife Trust group for a chance to explore the Eildon Hills, their wildlife (especially butterflies and moths), geology and archaeology.

This will be a full day event, finishing 3-4pm.

Meet at Melrose Health Centre car park (grid ref NT545341) at 10.15am, or at the walk start at 10.30am. The walk starts along the 'cemetery' road at the Rhymer's Stone (grid ref NT562336).

It'll be quite steep in places and we will take it at a slow pace, but it is only suitable for moderately fit people.

We'll ascend Hill North, then visit Mid Hill and Little Hill before a low level route back to the start.

There's lots to see - butterflies & moths and other insects, birds, plants, a little geology and archaeology and fantastic views.

Wear appropriate shoes/boots and bring a packed lunch.

This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world. Why not download an ID chart and take part in a 15-minute count during the event, which runs from 14 July - 6 August? The results help us see how butterflies are faring across the UK.

Contacts

  • Malcolm Lindsay
    Work01896 753425