Events

East Wemyss Winter Bird Watching

Sunday, December 10, 2017
10 am - 11.30 am
 Join Ranger Deirdre and FCCT Volunteer Bird Counter Christine as they reveal the types of shore birds which gather along our coast in winter.This event is a great introduction coastal bird watching.

Please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring binoculars or a telescope if you have them and also a hot drink.

This event is suitable for adults and young people (Young people under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult).

Halloween Horrors - Children's Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
5pm -8pm
 Come to the Harbourmaster's House, Dysart for an evening of ghoulish goings on. Enjoy a terrible tea, listen to scary stories, learn about bugs and bats, try your hand at arts and crafts at our fabulous indoor Halloween Party. Why not come in fancy dress!

The event is suitable for children aged 5 and over and they must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets  £10 (Adults Free)

Coastal Wander - October Outdoor Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10.00am to 12.30pm
 Join Coastal Ranger Deirdre on a walk along the Fife Coastal Path from Lower Largo to Shell Bay. Learn about the history, wildlife, industrial heritage, geology and folklore of the area as you explore the golden fringe of the ancient Kingdom of Fife.

You will need to be moderately fit and healthy and capable of walking over rough terrain. The walk is approximately 4 miles long. Lunch is provided at Shell Bay.

Dress appropriately for conditions on the day - walking boots or good walking shoes, waterproof jacket, water and any medication you may require.

Minimum age 10 years, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Well behaved dogs welcome.

Duloch, Calais Muir Woods Walk 'Bums off Seats' Health Walk - October Outdoor Festival

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12,50 pm
  A 2.1 mile volunteer led health walk around the 120 year old woodland of Calais Muir. Our route will include the short Enchanted Walk Nature Trail followed by the longer Gypsy Way. We will be walking on good surfaced paths with some undulation. Accompanied by a FCCT Ranger. Meet outside Duloch Sports and Leisure Centre at 12.50pm.

Dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes suitable for the route. You may also wish to bring a bottle of water with you.

Part of the ‘Bums Off Seats’ programme further details of other Free ‘Walks Around Fife’ can be found at https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/publications/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication.pop&pubid=8EE778C4-F0BA-E62B-D3A903DB84F116F3

FCCT working in partnership with Bums Off Seats, which is managed by Fife Council; promoting programmes of short weekly volunteer led walks across Fife.

Paws in the Park - Dog/Family Fun Beveridge Park

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2pm - 3pm
Come and join Ranger Cara on a dog friendly event in Beveridge Park. Enjoy the colours of autumn, learn about trees, hunt for conkers and look out for squirrels and other wildlife.

Special activities dog friendly events include a rally obedience course and advice on countryside access for dog owners. Ranger Derdre and her dog Rhum will be on hand to answer dog related queries.

Wear – Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear (wellies or outdoor shoes)

Bring – Yourselves (any required medication, water, snacks, sunscreen)

This is an outdoor,ranger led event, children under 16 must be supervised by responsible adult, toilet facilities available but limited

Suitable for families, parts suitable for buggies but not all. Some walking involved mainly on paths over relatively short distances

Parking – Main Car Park in Beveridge Park

This event is free but due to limited spaces, booking is essential.

Nordic Walking for Beginners 3 - Part of October Outdoor Festival

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1.30pm - 2.30pm
 This session is suitable for adults who would like to make their regular walking more efficient and turn your walk into a workout, it that will help you understand just how beneficial Nordic walking can be and how it is far more than just walking with poles!

Get a taste of how light you will feel on your feet, how the whole body is mobilised and why you need to take the time to learn the technique.

Subject to completion of physical activity readiness questionnaire and participation at instructors discretion

Venue - Birnie and Gadden Loch - meet at Birnie Car park

Suitable for 18+

Poles provided.

Parking at Birnie Car Park

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULL

Donibristle House ' Bums off Seats' Health Walk

Monday, October 16, 2017
12.50pm
 Monday 16th October - Donibristle House ‘Bums Off Seats’ Health Walk
Meet at Dalgety Bay Library at 12.50 for a 1.8 mile health walk taking in the Fife Coastal Path and Donibristle House.
Dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes suitable for the route. You may also wish to bring a bottle of water with you.

Part of the ‘Bums Off Seats’ programme further details of other Free ‘Walks Around Fife’ can be found at https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/publications/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication.pop&pubid=8EE778C4-F0BA-E62B-D3A903DB84F116F3

FCCT working in partnership with Bums Off Seats, which is managed by Fife Council; promoting programmes of short weekly volunteer led walks across Fife.

Birding by Bike

Sunday, October 15, 2017
10am -4pm
 In the company of Ranger Bob Weston take to the lesser known country roads and tracks to look at the wild birds and waterfowl in some of the hidden lochs near Collessie. Having access to telescopes and binoculars at points along the way will allow us a closer look, at this time of year we might catch a glimpse of some of the migrant birds who over -winter in Fife .

Participants should be proficient bike riders, mountain or hydrid bike required able to cope with forest roads and tracks. Moderately fit and healthy as some steep ascents. Cyclist should be capable of cycling 12-15 miles, undulating and moderately hilly terrain. Bicycle to be in good working order.

Wear cycling clothing, bring waterproofs and a packed lunch. Helmets Compulsory.

Telescopes and Binoculars will be provided and transported in a support vehicle.

Minimum age 12, under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Parking at Birnie Car Park, cycling route will leave from and return to car park.

This event is part of the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust's October Outdoor Festival.

Nutcracker Trailrace

Saturday, October 14, 2017
2pm
The challenging race route is held on woodland paths and trails in and around Coul Den Nature Reserve (North Glenrothes) rising up to the Mast Car Park before heading back down to finish at the Pitcairn Centre. The running surface is a mix of gravel & grassy paths which can get muddy in places during wet weather so trail shoes would be advisable. The race distance is approx. 5.5 miles. There will be a minimal amount of marshals. You will have to pay attention when following the race routes which will be clearly marked with flour and tape (proper trail running!).

Upper Glen Vale - Guided Walk

Saturday, October 14, 2017
12 noon - 4.30pm
 Join Ranger Bob Weston on an upland walk through Upper Glen Vale. You will cross open moorland with an opportunity to hear and catch a glimpse of red grouse, partridge, ravens and perhaps see brown hares, roe deer and green tiger beetles as the route descends through the glen.

You will need to be moderately fit and healthy and capable of walking over rough terrain. The walk is approximately 5 miles long. 

Dress appropriately for conditions on the day - walking boots or good walking shoes, waterproof jacket, packed lunch, water and any medication you may require.

Minimum age 10 years, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at Craigmead Car Park.

A minibus will return you to Craigmead at the end of the walk.

Cost £10 per person.

This event is part of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust's October Outdoor Festival.

Nordic Walking for Beginners 2 - Part of October Outdoor Festival

Saturday, October 14, 2017
 This session is suitable for adults who would like to make their regular walking more efficient and turn your walk into a workout, it that will help you understand just how beneficial Nordic walking can be and how it is far more than just walking with poles!

Get a taste of how light you will feel on your feet, how the whole body is mobilised and why you need to take the time to learn the technique.

Subject to completion of physical activity readiness questionnaire and participation at instructors discretion

Venue - Birnie and Gadden Loch - meet at Birnie Car park

Suitable for 18+

Poles provided

Parking at Birnie Car Park


THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULL

Nordic Walking for Beginners 1

Thursday, October 12, 2017
10.00am - 11.00am
This session is suitable for adults who would like to make their regular walking more efficient and turn your walk into a workout, it that will help you understand just how beneficial Nordic walking can be and how it is far more than just walking with poles!

Get a taste of how light you will feel on your feet, how the whole body is mobilised and why you need to take the time to learn the technique.

Subject to completion of physical activity readiness questionnaire and participation at instructors discretion

Venue - Birnie and Gadden Loch - meet at Birnie Car park

Suitable for 18+

Poles will be supplied

Parking at Birnie Car Park

Awesome Autumn - Family Fun Pittencrieff Park

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
2pm - 3pm
Join Ranger Cara and get outside and enjoy an awesome autumn at Pittencrieff Park. Meet some trees, count the colours of the season and see if you can grab a conker or acorn (or two) before the squirrels! This free event is part of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust's October Outdoor Festival.

Meet – At the Glassroom in Pittencrieff Park

Wear – Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear (wellies or outdoor shoes)

Bring – Yourselves (any required medication, water, snacks, sunscreen)

We will be outdoors, ranger led but children under 16 must be supervised by responsible adult, toilet facilities available but limited

Suitable for families, parts suitable for buggies but not all. Alternative routes may be needed so ideally would be without buggies but can work around if necessary, must have some ability/willingness to walk but on paths and over relatively short distances.

Parking at the Main Car Parks in Pittencrieff Park.

Although this event is free booking is necessary as spaces are limited.

Fife Pilgrim Way Walk - An Access All Areas Event

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Join Roger Pickering from Forth Pilgrim on a guided walk along a section of the new Fife Pilgrim Way. As you walk from North Queensferry to Inverkeithing, revisit medieval times by listening to stories from a bygone era, explore historic pilgrimage sites and enjoy the stunning scenery.

This is an easy / moderate walk of approximately 1.5 miles, which takes in Fife’s beautiful coastline and rich medieval heritage.

Please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear

Due to visiting historic sites, the walk is not suitable for dogs or buggies. Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Limited places available so booking is essential

Meet outside the Albert Hotel, Main Street, North Queensferry, KY11 1JG at 1.45pm
End point: Inverkeithing High Street

Fungal Foray

Sunday, October 8, 2017
2:00pm - 4:30pm
 Join Ranger Dallas and Richard Smith to find out more about the incredible world of fungi and learn how to tell brackets from boletes and the roll-in.

The event will involve walking over rough terrain, please dress appropriately for conditions on the day - walking boots or good walking shoes, waterproof jacket, water and any medication you may require.

Minimum age 8 years, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Well behaved dogs welcome.

Bryophytes? What are they?! (An Introductory workshop)

Saturday, September 30, 2017
12.30pm -5pm
 You may not have heard of them or paid them much attention, but bryophytes (a group of plants that includes mosses, liverworts and hornworts) can be found almost everywhere. They are incredibly diverse in size and form – mosses can range from the microscopic to over a metre! – and can also be useful habitat indicators.

We want to get more people looking at Fife’s bryophytes!

Join us as expert Clare Rickerby gives an introduction to this fascinating group, including key features and identifying them in the field. Tea, coffee and sign in from 12.30pm for a 1pm start.

No experience necessary. We will spend time indoors and outdoors and the day will include some walking. This event is suitable for over 16s; under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Essential equipment will be provided, but if you have your own hand lens or identification guides, feel free to bring them along. Please wear sturdy boots and come prepared for the weather on the day – waterproofs, layers, sun hat, suncream as appropriate! You may wish to bring a drink for when we are in the field. A notepad and pen/pencil may be useful.

Places are FREE but limited, so booking is essential.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Fife Nature Records Centre at nature.info@fife.gov.uk or 03451 55 55 55 ext 402 270.

This event is organised by Fife Nature Records Centre (part of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust) and led by experts from British Bryological Society. It is made possible thanks to support from Fife Council and Scottish Natural Heritage.

 

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