Event Details

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  • Venue: Kirkliston

Amy, Project officer on the RiverLife project will lead a 2 hour guided walk looking and talking about the main riparian invasive non-native species found on the banks of the Almond/Avon and how to identify and treat them. This walk is aimed at anyone with an interest in native biodiversity, conservation and invasive species impacts on the environment.
The meeting point is at the juction between Wellflats Road and Auldgate in Kirkliston, see here for location. Although it is advised to park at the Scotmid or elsewhere in the village and walk to the meeting point.
Amy will guide you along the footpath to the river Almond. The route begins in the town of Kirkliston and follows a route along the river until connecting with the next burn that flows into the Almond. We’ll turn back around and follow an alternative route back to the meeting point.
This walk will look at the existing native plants and probably encounter some the glorious wildlife associated with rivers, along with some of the problem plants.
Please note that there is no formal path for much of the walk, with mixed terrain underfoot and some uphill sections. We will do our best to make walks inclusive for all, so please do contact us with any questions about accessibility. The walk is suitable for children, however, the minimum age is likely to be 11 years old, as otherwise the subject may not be very interesting to them. Dogs are also welcome on this walk, please let us know if you have any concerns with dogs accompanying you.