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Balloch Run ‘n’ Park, Balloch Castle Country Park 

Every Saturday at 9.30am.

Run n Park Shortbread Run

How do you fancy a run around our National Park here at Balloch? West Dunbartonshire Athletics Club host a 2k & 5k run every Saturday at 9.30am, starting just inside the main gates of Balloch Park. There is no registration, no fee and no official recording of times, just turn up for a Run in the Park!  The run is suitable for all ages but please note that children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and all participants run at their own risk.

For further details including the route map and rules visit the website here

RSPB – Sunrise Goose Walk

Saturday 14 January 7.15am – 9.30am

Pink footed geese in flight flock at dawn, Strathbeg RSPB reserve
Pink footed geese in flight flock at dawn, Strathbeg RSPB reserve

Thousands of geese spend the winter months feeding and roosting around the Loch Lomond area. Join the RSPB team for an early morning woodland walk along to one of their favourite roosting spots. As the sun comes up, watch as the geese move off from their overnight dwelling and scan the loch to see what other winter wildlife this beautiful area has to offer.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring torches and binoculars if you have them. Some of this event will involve standing for periods of time so remember to wrap up well.

Meeting place will be confirmed when booking. Booking essential.

Adult: £6, Child £3 (members discount: 20%)

Find out more here

 

RSPB – Get Big Garden Birdwatch ready

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Saturday 28 January drop-in between 11 and 2.30pm

Get set for the Big Garden Birdwatch weekend at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. Make bird cakes, hanging feeders and get some hints and tips on garden bird identification.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and remember to wrap up. Suitable for adults and families.

No Booking necessary, drop-in between 11 and 2.30pm.

Adult: £5, Child £2.50 (member’s discount: 20%)

 

World Wetland’s Day wildlife walk

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Saturday 4 February 4pm – 6pm

Celebrate World Wetland’s day with RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond. Join a guided walk as the sun goes down on the loch and look out for the wildlife that calls these wetlands home over the winter.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring torches and binoculars if you have them. Some of this event will involve standing for periods of time so remember to wrap up well.

Meeting place will be confirmed when booking. Booking essential.

Adult: £6, Child £3 (member’s discount: 20%)

Contact 01389 830 670 or email loch.lomond@rspb.org.uk for bookings and more information.

 

Nest Box Building  

Sunday 12 February 12-3pm

RSPB bird box event

Get ready for National Nest Box Week by building your very own nest box! Create and decorate your own to take home and make a special place for a lucky pair of love birds to nest. Cost: £10 per box (members discount: 20%) Please phone or email us to book a time slot between 12 and 3pm.

Contact 01389 830 670 or email loch.lomond@rspb.org.uk for bookings and more information.

 

Sunset Goose Walk

Pink footed geese in flight flock at dawn, Strathbeg RSPB reserve

Saturday 4 March 5.15pm – 7.30pm

Thousands of geese spend the winter months feeding and roosting around the Loch Lomond area. Join the team at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for an evening woodland walk along to one of their favourite roosting spots. As the sun goes down, watch as the geese fly in from their feeding grounds over the loch and look out for other winter wildlife this beautiful area has to offer.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring torches and binoculars if you have them. Some of this event will involve standing for periods of time so remember to wrap up well.

Meeting place will be confirmed when booking.

Adult: £6, Child £3 (member’s discount: 20%)

 

2nd Spring Event

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Saturday 25th March 10am – 1pm

Growing West Dunbartonshire is hosting a free event alongside the Leamy Foundation at The Concord Centre in Dumbarton for people interested in gardening and growing their own produce.

Come along and meet other Community Garden and Allotment groups in West Dunbartonshire to learn and share knowledge. There will be community group stalls and practical demonstrations at the event providing information and advice on a range of things including funding, growing and setting up your own project.

Noted speaker Angela Smith will be delivering a presentation which will give a key insight into some topics. in addition to this the Royal Horticultural Society will be running themed workshops in bee keeping, tree planting, and sowing & growing.

If you would like to get involved or know more contact Eileen (07805, 809883) or Kevin (07583 285016).

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