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 - 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.

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 2

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 http://thane-of-fife.org



Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - The Myths and Legends of Wemyss Caves

Sunday, October 14, 2018
2 pm - 4 pm
 
The Wemyss Caves are situated along the coast of the Firth of Forth just to the east of the village of East Wemyss.

There are many stories and local traditions connected with the caves but they are particularly famous for the ancient Pictish carvings which adorn their walls. Enjoy a tour of the caves with the SWACS (Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society) tour guides. See these enigmatic carvings for yourself and relive the history and myths associated with this unique site.

The route crosses some rough terrain, so please wear walking boots or sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. Also, please note that there are some 80 + steps to climb. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.



Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - Marathon and Ultra Marathon

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Marathon: 10 am - 5 pm Ultra: 7 am - 5 pm

The Mad Hatters - Adventures into Wonderland - Marathon and Ultra Marathon

Two new trail races covering some of the best hills and scenery in West Fife and the Lomond Hills Regional Park.

Both routes are held predominantly on the Fife Core Path Network - very little tarmac. Both routes are fully marked, no navigation experience is necessary.

Marathon Ultra Marathon
Ascent: Almost 1,200m Ascent: Almost 2,000m
Distance:46k (28 miles) Distance: 65k (40 miles)
Entry Limit: 100 Entry Limit: 100






For futher information contact The Mad Hatters

  

Access All Areas - There is more than one way to shave a horse!

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018  10 am - 4 pm

A two day workshop, where participants create a shave horse. The course includes selection of appropriate timber, tool selection and care and pole lathe work.

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

Full training, materials and equipment will be provided.



Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - Seashell Safari and Minibeast Hunt

Saturday, October 13, 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 - Dysart Walking Tour

Thursday, October 11, 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 http://thane-of-fife.org



Booking essential fo all events.

Access All Areas - Autumn Walk - Craig Hall Den

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
2 pm - 4 pm

Join our new seasonal rangers on an autumn walk through Craig Hall Den (Ceres), a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

Enjoy colours of autumn, learn about the site’s history, fauna and flora and look out for the first of the autumn fungi.

Wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear as the footpaths can be difficult.



Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - Improving a Wetland Oasis for Wildlife

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
10 am - 12.30 pm

Take part in a pond restoration event at Riverside Park, Glenrothes, to help us remove encroaching scrub and create hibenacula for amphibians.

Bring wellies or sturdy footwear, warm clothing and waterproofs.

Minimum Age - 16



Booking essential for all events.

Access All Areas - Fungal Foray Guided Walk

Sunday, October 7, 2018
2 pm - 4.30 pm
 
An opportunity to explore the woods of Lochore in the company of Woodlands Managers, Rural Skills Exponents and Mycologists. Find out about the incredible world of fungi and learn how to tell brackets from boleted and roll-rim.

The events will involve walking over rough terrain. Please dress appropriately for the 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 are welcome.



Booking essential fo all events.

Access All Areas - Burntisland Big Beach Clean

Saturday, October 6, 2018
10 am - 12 noon

The Big Beach Clean is an annual event and a part of FCCT's Access All Areas Festival. Scotland has more coastline than anywhere else in the UK and and many communities rely on the cleanliness of their beach for their economy. Beach litter and the problems it causes to both humans and wildlife is a huge issue that we need everyone's help with.

We hope that communities, regular volunteers, schools, community groups, councillors will join us at Burntisland Big Beach Clean.



Booking essential for all events.

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

Saturday, October 6, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

Also available: Wednesday 10th and Wednesday 17th October, 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.

Fife Pilgrim Way Talk - The Signs of a Scottish Pilgrim: Dress and Lay Devotion in Medieval Scotland

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7.00 pm -8.30 pm
This talk will examine the use of clothing and dress accessories to build a visual identity for pilgrims in medieval Scotland. It will discuss the power attributed to souvenirs and associated items, and the conflicting views held by pilgrims, the shrines they visited and official Church doctrine. It will also consider the ways in which the pilgrims’ material identity could be misused and subverted. What made a medieval pilgrim, and what did it mean to dress as one?

Perin Westerhof Nyman is a doctoral candidate in the School of History at the University of St Andrews, where her thesis examines the political role of clothing at the late medieval Scottish royal court. Her Masters dissertation considered the use of pilgrimage clothing and accessories in pre-Reformation Scotland.

This event is suitable for over 16's. The venue is fully accessible.

Please be aware that we may use your contact details to enable us to carry out evaluation activities. We will never share your details with third party organisations.



FPW Guided Walk - Wild Things Of The Wayside

Saturday, July 21, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm

Join our Ranger Deirdre for a wander along the Waterless Way, where you will discover the wildlife of the hedgerows and grassy banks bordering this rural section of the Fife Pilgrim Way. Learn about the folklore and traditional uses of trees and wild plants along the Way; ancient remedies which may even have been used by the pilgrims of old as they journeyed along this ancient route.

Deirdre has worked as a Ranger on the Fife Coastal Path since 1996, a time when the route was in its development stages. She is now in the process of learning all about the new Fife Pilgrim Way and finding it a fascinating project to be involved with. Both of these long distance routes open up the Fife Countryside so it can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. How lucky we are in Fife to have such beautiful and varied heritage and landscape right on our doorstep!

A relatively easy route of around 2 miles, although some rough surface along the way. Also may be muddy depending on weather conditions. Please wear suitable outdoor footwear. Binoculars useful if you have them and good idea to bring a small snack and a drink.



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