The team at Lochore were delighted to welcome almost 5000 visitors over the weekend who came to explore Fife’s biggest free visitor attraction and enjoy the huge range of activities on offer.
Managed by the Trust, Lochore Meadows is situated in the heart of Fife and hosts a loch, beach, wildflower meadows, nine-hole golf course, parkland and ancient woodlands.
Amanda McFarlane, Chief Executive of the Trust said: “The Lochore Meadows Open Weekend always prove very popular with those in the local area and further afield, as it gives people the perfect chance to sample the variety of diverse activities available at Lochore Meadows. We hope everyone who came and supported the Lochore Meadows event had a great weekend packed full of fun and games".
Activities available on the open weekend included, boat trips on Loch Ore, golf cart tours around the country park, demonstrations and talks by our dedicated and knowledgeable park Rangers, putting on the golf course, fairground rides and stalls, and much, much more!
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust took over the running of the Lochore Meadows Country Park in 2014 and the dedicated and committed staff based there help to make it a very popular attraction for both locals and visitors from further afield.
The management of the park is divided between several organisations, each bringing their own expertise to the park and its activities. The 9 hole golf course is managed by the Fife Golf Trust and the Outdoor Education Centre is run by Fife Council’s Outdoor Education team.
Within the 1,200 acres at Lochore you’ll find an incredible variety of habitats such as wildflower meadows, park land and ancient woodlands. Much of the park is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies and we also provide all terrain mobility scooters for hire to help you get around.
It is thought that the area around Lochore Meadows Country Park were inhabited as long as 4,000 years ago during the bronze age. However, the only link to the past which still remains is the Lochore or Inchgall Castle ruin at the entrance to the park.
More recently, the area was home to seven pits, which after closure, left behind a scarred landscape. Reclamation work commenced in 1967 and over several years the area was transformed into the peaceful Country Park you can experience today.
For more information on Lochore Meadows, visit www.lochoremeadows.org