Take a walk on the wild side with new guide

outdooreventsdiarycover A new guide to outdoor events in the Falkirk Council area has just been published.

The “Falkirk Outdoor Events Diary 09” is now available from libraries, museums and other council outlets.

The free guide lists dozens of local events help people enjoy the great outdoors.

Falkirk Council’s leisure convener, Councillor Adrian Mahoney, said: “This year’s diary is packed with events and activities run by the Council and its partners to help people of all ages enjoy their local environment. There’s walks, opportunities to get up-close and personal with bugs and wild food, and much, much more. Most of the events are free of charge – although a charge or donation is requested in some cases. See the guide for details.”

He added: “The guide offers something to suit all ages and all abilities. So if you want to find out more about local wildlife – or just keep fit – pick up a copy today.”

Highlights in the guide include a forage for wild food in Carriden Woods, Bo’ness, on June 28; a mini-beast hunt at Blackness on July 7; a link-up with the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway on July 19; trips along the River Avon Heritage Tail on August 12 and October 11; and a range of Hallowe’en events at Blackness, Kinneil and Callendar Park in Falkirk.

The guide also includes details on regular health walks run by the group Step Forth in Bo’ness and Grangemouth.

Access the guide here (PDF, 3mb)