Big Nature Adventures

Driving Route

Big Nature Adventures

Driving

Big nature experiences for a day out

This route brings together amazing nature experiences for those of you looking for a big day out.

What you'll see

Bird Garden Scotland - Lauder

Nature & Animals
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The Bird Gardens is home to some of the world's rarest and most endangered birds.


Vogrie Country Park - Midlothian

Play parks
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Lots of signed countryside walks and activities for children too


Dalkeith Country Park - Dalkeith

Visitor Attractions
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Dalkeith Country Park is a truly special place, home to Fort Douglas adventure playground and Restoration Yard Store, Cafe & Wellbeing.


The Tweed Valley Osprey Project - Glentress

Nature & Animals

Get close to magnificent ospreys at the Wild Watch viewing centre at Glentress and catch a glimpse of them on the webcam in season.


Velvet Hall Alpacas - Innerleithen

Nature & Animals
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Alpaca trekking in the Scottish Borders


Wilton Lodge Park - Hawick

Outdoor Activities
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Wilton Lodge Park sits by Hawick and is the largest formal park in the Borders region.


Beirhope Alpacas - Kelso

Outdoor Activities
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Nestled in the Cheviot Hills, Beirhope offers a stunning backdrop to meet or trek with Alpacas. Great fun for all.


Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary - Newton St Boswells

Nature & Animals
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A beautifully set Donkey Sanctuary in an 80 acre estate


Duns Castle Nature Reserve - Duns

Nature & Animals
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Duns Castle Nature Reserve is surrounded by mixed woodland with two man-made lochs; Hen Loch and Mill Dam.


St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve - St Abbs

Nature & Animals
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Breath-taking coastal headland with dramatic cliffs, famed for its seabird colonies!