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A walk following well-surfaced forestry tracks with some ascent. Some of the forest has been clear-felled, so we will have to walk further than originally planned (and climb a wooden fence) to reach undisturbed areas. This general interest excursion is likely to be around 6 miles and, in places, a bit hilly, so please come prepared. There may be the opportunity to visit a pond that is home to dragonflies.

We are likely to see clubmoss, insects and the birds of conifer woods.

Check advice page for field trip guidelines. Consider carrying a stick/trekking pole to help negotiating some rough ground or when leaving a path.

The Basics

Harehope Forest

Meldons Picnic Area Car sharing - please be at Straiton Park and Ride ready to set off at 9.40am.

Leader: David Adamson.

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