Coastal Volunteer Group

Saturday, November 3, 2018
10am - 1am
Get outside, get some exercise and help our environment by joining our new Coastal Volunteer Group based at West Sands, St. Andrews. We’ll be carrying out a range of environmental conservation tasks around West Sands and the wider North East Fife area. The tasks undertaken will vary depending on the weather but may include removal of non-native or invasive plant species, dune grass transplanting and tree planting.

No experience is necessary as our Rangers will provide any training needed. Just bring sturdy footwear, waterproofs and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

If you want any further information on the group, please just get in touch with our ranger Gavin by email on Gavin.Legg@fifecountryside or by telephone on 07984 152558.

Access All Areas - Seashell Safari and Minibeast Hunt

Sunday, October 28, 2018
10 am - 12 noon

Come and explore the fascinating woodland and seashore habitats of Shell Bay. Join Ranger Deirdre in a hunt for minibeasts around the grassland and forest edge before heading to the coast for a seashore safari!

Weather permitting, Duncan Davidson from Butterfly Conservation Scotland will provide an insight into the wonderful world of moths as we help him to record and release insects caught overnight in a special moth trap.

Not suitable for children under 3, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 


Booking essential for all events.


Access All Areas - Autumn Apple Event

Sunday, October 21, 2018
10.30 am - 4 pm

Join Ranger Dallas at Lochore Meadows Country Park for a day in celebration of the apple. Learn pruning techniques, plant trees, pick up some amazing recipes and bring along your apples to be turned into juice (£1 per trug).

Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - Seal Spectacular

Sunday, October 21, 2018
11 am - 1 pm

Accompany members of the Fife Seal Group on a boat trip around the Isle of May. Help record and monitor the population and behaviours of grey seals as they gather at their traditional breeding site. We will look out for the first of the season's white coated pups and learn some interesting facts about these iconic sea mammals. A fascinating and unique experience for wildlife lovers!

Wear warm clothing and waterproofs. Life jackets will be provided.

This event is suitable for ages 12 and above, young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note change of date.

Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - Coastal Nature Wander

Sunday, October 21, 2018
1pm -4pm
A ranger-led coastal wildlife walk, taking you from West Sands beach, through the sand dunes and into the Eden Estuary and golf courses. The walk offers the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife and learn more about the nature and habitats in the area, not to mention take in the stunning views that will surround you.

Learn more about the Eden Estuary, the natural, undefended coastline of West Sands, and the sand dunes: part of the Eden Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Outdoor refreshments will be available towards the end of the walk, to warm you up after an autumn afternoon’s wandering.

Please be informed that we will be walking for the majority of the event, and therefore good physical fitness is necessary. There will be some rough underfoot conditions and slopes in the dunes, as well as some style steps.

Suitable for over 16's.

Access All Areas - NNAS Bronze Navigation Award

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Sunday 21st October 2018   10.00 am - 3.00 pm

This is a twelve hour course held over two six hour days, which includes the assessment in the second half of day two. On successful completion of the award you will be able to plan and follow routes in the countryside using paths and tracks. You will learn, among other disciplines, how to orientate a map using a compass, relate features from the map to the ground and vice versa, use grid references and how to plan and implement strategies.

These are predominantly outdoor, practical days, there is no planned classroom work involved. Please dress and equip yourself for a day on the hills and bring any food and drink you may need.

Please bring a suitable compass of a type similar to a Silva type 4 marked with degrees. Maps provided.

For further information please contact Kingdom Guides

Access All Areas - Get Out and Get Involved

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 am - 4 pm
Join Ranger Dallas and a team from FARG (Fife Amphibian and Reptile Group) carry out a range of conservation tasks and pond work to ensure the ponds at Lochore Meadows are flourishing.

Please wear outdoor waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch.

Full training and equipment will be provided.

Participants should be physically fit.

Minimum Age - 16

Booking is essential for all events.

Event Now Being Held on 6th October

Access All Areas - Craft and Heritage - Learn to Build with Dry Stone

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9 am - 4 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018  9 am - 4 pm

This is a two day course, led by qualified instructors from the Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA).

A partly rebuilt dry stone wall separates two properties in scenic Fife countryside. The rebuilt section lets you see how a dry stone wall is constructed. You'll learn how to select stone, lift it safely and place it securely in the wall under the guidance of a DSWA-qualified instructor, working safely as a team - craft skills. You will see the wall grow steadily, and maybe even put in few special features.

Wear comfortable old clothes, steel toe capped boots, gloves, waterproofs and bring a packed lunch.

Minimum Age -16.


Booking essential for all events

Access All Areas - Peerie Whaups and Watery Pleeps

Friday, October 19, 2018
12.45 pm - 2.45 pm
Torry Bay Local Nature Reserve is home to internationally important numbers of wildfowl and waders including Shelduck, Knot, Redshank and Great Crested Grebe. Join Ranger Lyn and discover a bit more about this haven for birds. The walk will take you along the Fife Coastal Path towards Crombie Point, taking in the historic Crombie Kirk Graveyard on the way.

The walk is suitable for all ages, the route is pram and wheelchair friendly, young people under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Distance 2.25 miles.

Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - Dysart Walking Tour

Thursday, October 18, 2018
11 am - 1 pm

A walking tour of Dysart that offers a flavour of the rich history and heritage of the area. Learn about the village's development.

Enjoy the architecture of the village, crow step gables, the Tolbooth and the Cross.

Learn about the role Dysart born John Pitcairn played in the American War of Independence.

The tour will be led by Ken Foster of Thane of Fife Wildlife and Heritage Tours.

For bespoke tours visit

Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - Get Out and Get Involved (Woodland)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

Join Ranger Dallas at one of his volunteer events, carry out a range of practical conservation tasks, including Woodland Work, Coppice Skills, Tree Planting, all important elements of managing the woodlands at Lochore Meadows.

Please wear outdoor waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch.

Full training and equipment will be provided.

Participants should be physically fit.

Minimum Age - 16

Booking essential for all events.

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