For those who are green fingered, this 3 day course on Blanket Bogs with Richard Lindsay (one of Britain’s foremost experts) has something for everyone with an interest in blanket bog ecology. You will look at plants associated with blanket bogs, Sphagnum mosses, and learn about the impacts of land-use on blanket bogs. The course is Â£50, including transport from Lerwick.
Running in partnership with the ‘European Geoparks Week’, Shetland welcomes its seventh annual nature festival. With such varied and spectacular landscape, Shetland is home to fascinating geology. You will discover evidence that Shetland was once part of North America, walk on ancient oceanic crust, explore an extinct volcano and saunter across shifting sands. Keep an eye on the festival website for more information.
Learn all about edible shellfish, seaweed and coastal plants on this practical and interesting day course. You will be guided throughout the day and learn about legal issues, where to find different species, and use safe cooking techniques to cook the food you find. This is a ‘back to nature’ day out and is suitable for all ages. Prices are Â£50 per adult and Â£25 per accompanied child (ages 8-16).
The Fife Coastal Path, The Official Guide by theÂ Fife Coast & Countryside Trust
Produced by the Fife Coast & Countryside Trust, this official guide is a comprehensive resource for walkers looking to stride along the Fife Coastal Path â€“ whether in sections, or the whole 117-mile length of it. Surprisingly wild in places, thereâ€™s no better way to get a feel for the Kingdom.
RRP Â£9.99, www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk
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