New outdoor events diary launched

Discovering the great outdoors across the Falkirk Council area has just got easier, thanks to a new, outdoor events diary for 2011.

The free booklet features a huge range of outdoor events and activities for all ages, the vast majority of which are free of charge.

Copies are available community centres, leisure centres, libraries and museums.

The guide can also be downloaded from www.falkirk.gov.uk/rangers

The diary is divided by seasons and range from accompanied walks through Callendar Park meadows and discovering Roman history at the Antonine Wall - to chasing Dragon and Damselflies in Grangemouth and birdwatching from the battlements of Blackness Castle.

Most of the events are designed for easy access and are accompanied by experienced staff who can offer their expert knowledge and offer a really wild experience.

Councillor Adrian Mahoney, Leisure, Tourism and Community convener, said: “We have a fantastic natural resource across the Falkirk Council area and these events are designed to be fun, educational and help locals and visitors find out more about our area.

“This is the fourth outdoor diary that we have produced and each year the feedback from those who take part in the activities is very positive.”

Some events require stout footwear/waterproof clothing and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Most events need to be pre-booked.

Find out about other local events and places to visit at www.falkirk.gov.uk/visitfalkirk