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EVENTS

Friends of Corstorphine Hill typically organise a range of events throughout the year, including guided walks in the better weather seasons and talks in the poorer weather seasons. Through much of the year our volunteers also open the Tower on Corstorphine Hill for access to the public, and ask a donation for entry, to assist us in our work. Opening times are from 2pm - 4pm on a Sunday. Please check on our facebook page to see if the Tower is Open before you visit. This is noted under the Events section.

 

For the most up to date information on upcoming events, please see our facebook page!

 

 

2023

APRIL

Free Guided Walk - ‘History and Geology of Corstorphine Hill’ led by Gordon Swann, Chairperson of the Friends of Corstorphine Hill Committee. Meet in the Walled Garden at 2 pm. Sunday 16th 2pm.

FoCH Annual General Meeting. April 21st Friday 7.30
If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas, or just fancy a mull over the year's Hill related events, please come and join us for a drink, a nibble and a chat! The Heritage Centre, Dower House, Corstorphine.


MAY

First opening this year of Corstorphine Hill Tower by our volunteers. Sunday 7th May, 2-4 pm. Free.

The tower will from this date be open every Sunday until the end of September.

Members of the public are welcome to climb the tower and appreciate the wonderful view over the city and the firth of forth. Donations towards FoCH's ongoing work on the hill are greatly appreciated if you are able. 

 

Guided walk 'Wildlife of Corstorphine Hill', birds, plants, fungi etc. May 13th Saturday 9 am.

Meet at the Balgreen Gate on Corstorphine Road for a guided walk by our resident expert of all things on the Hill, Ian Moore. The walk will look at birds, plants and fungi, and anything else that crops up on the walk!

Our walks are volunteer lead, and are free to anyone who is interested in joining. if you are able, we do appreciate a donation, to support our continued work on the Hill.

 

JUNE
Guided Walk, 'The Flowering Plants of Corstorphine Hill - native and exotic, useful and beautiful' June 18th Sunday 2 pm.  Led by Dr Brian Moffat.
Meet at the Walled Garden at 2pm for a fascinating talk on the range of flowering plants that the hill has to see. 
Our walks are volunteer lead, and are free to join. If you are able, we do appreciate a donation, to support our continued work on the Hill.


Remember the Walled Garden is open every day, cared for by our volunteers. 
We need volunteers every year to care for the Garden and open the Tower. Please consider giving a few hours of your time to help us. 

 

FUTURE EVENTS....TBC

2022

APRIL 

Free Guided Walk - ‘History and Geology of Corstorphine Hill’ led by Gordon Swann, Chairperson of the Friends of Corstorphine Hill Committee. Sunday 3rd April 2-4 pm. Meet in the Walled Garden at 2pm for the walk. This walk is free, however donations to support the work of FoCH are very welcome. 

Free Guided Walk - 'Birds of Corstorphine Hill' led by Corstorphine Hill bird expert Ian Moore.  

Saturday 23rd April, meet at Cairnmuir Road car park- 9am.
IMPORTANT. This event must be booked in advance. To book please contact: Fred Davies on 0131 337 9232 or e-mail daviesfd@blueyonder.co.uk. This walk is free, however donations to support the work of FoCH are very welcome.

Annual General Meeting - AGM of the Friends of Corstorphine Hill will be held on Wednesday 27th April at 7.30pm, at Dower House, St Margaret’s Park, Corstorphine.
All welcome. This is a chance to put your views to the committee.

MAY

Corstorphine Hill Tower Opening - the tower will be open to visitors from Sunday 1st May, through to September. 2pm - 4pm. 

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