A walk in the wilder parts of Midlothian, with a chance of seeing the first Small Skippers that have ever been recorded in the Lothians.
The site is in Gore Glen along the river South Esk and is reached by taking the A7 from Edinburgh to the intersection with the A704. Shortly after this there is a new Persimon housing development called Kirkmill View. Carry on past this and round a new roundabout. Shortly past this, there is a right-hand turn to Gore Glen. Here there is an official car park. Meet here (grid ref. NT335618) at 10.30am.
Unfotunately, the car park referred to above is currently out of commission due to the works on the restoration of the Waverely rialway line. So we will meet at the bridge over the river Esk instead (grid ref. NT331619). After the new roundabout at the Persimon housing development, carry on along the A7 and take the first right hand turning (after ~100 yards) down a v. small road. After another 200 yds turn left down to the meeting place at the bridge over the river.
For more info contact either Richard Buckland on: 07748271565, or Chris Sydes on 01968 675650.