08.01 ACTIVITIES & PLACES TO VISIT

Findhorn Foundation

Description

The Findhorn Foundation is a unique spiritual community, education centre and ecovillage, helping to bring new consciousness to everyday life and create a positive and sustainable future. Our Visitor Centre is open daily throughout the year, offering tours of the ecovillage most days. Innovative buildings co-exist with beautiful gardens, a wind park and an eco-waste treatment plant. A wholefood café, shop and the Universal Hall are other highlights.

Location

The Park,
Findhorn,
Forres IV36 3TZ
United Kingdom

Kilcoan Gardens

Description

The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee with beautiful views over Larne Lough and include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable area and herb garden. Read more »

Location

240 Middle Road,
Islandmagee BT40 3TG
United Kingdom

Forty Hall & Estate

Description

Forty Hall is a Grade 1 listed Jacobean Manor House, nestled in leafy Enfield.

Gardens and Parkland
The 273 acre Grade II Listed Estate is as a rare example of an intact 18th Century landscape, and contains the archaeological remains of Elsyng Palace visited by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Edward VI.

  • Ornamental lake, medieval fishing ponds and streams
  • One of the oldest Cedar of Lebanon trees in England
  • Georgian and Victorian flora
  • Walled garden and Pleasure Ground
  • Cycle or walk along the greenway path and enjoy the scenery
Read more »

Location

Forty Hall,
Forty Hill,
Enfield, EN2 9HA
United Kingdom

Stepney City Farm

Description

We are a working farm in Tower Hamlets; one of the most deprived and densely-populated boroughs in England. We use sustainable agricultural practice to produce safe and healthy food and other products.

We operate particularly for those who by virtue of youth, age, disability, financial hardship or social circumstance can especially benefit. We aim to strengthen our community by addressing existing social divisions. Read more »

Location

Stepney Way,
London E1 3DG
United Kingdom

Newham City Farm

Description

Farm and visitor centre offers the opportunity to get close to farm livestock, animals and the natural environment. Special event days with a rural emphasis and guided tours for schools and other groups by prior arrangement. A café is open at weekends and during holidays. Also has rare breed farm animals and is affiliated to the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. Call for more details.

Location

Stansfeld Road, Beckton,
London E6 5LT
United Kingdom

Open Gardens Squares Weekend

Description

Established in 1998, Open Garden Squares Weekend takes place annually in June and is the London Parks & Gardens Trust’s highest profile event, underpinned by the Trust’s aim of increasing knowledge and the appreciation of London’s green, open space network. Read more »

Location

Duck Island Cottage,
C/O The Store Yard, St James's Park,
London SW1A 2BJ
United Kingdom

National Trust Morden Hall Park

Description

An Arcadian country estate enveloped by London and saved by a far-sighted philanthropist.

Set over 125 acres the park is a haven for various wildlife from Herons to kingfishers and frogs to fish due to its incredible habit diversity.

Location

Morden Hall Road,
Morden SM4 5JD
United Kingdom

Big Green Coach

Description

Big Green Coach is the largest events travel company in the UK, working with more festivals and gigs than any other provider, getting fans straight to the action.

In 2013 and 2014, Big Green Coach helped take 160,000 fans to their favourite music events and for each customer the company sponsored five square feet of rainforest in Ashaninka, Peru. This means that 800,000 square feet – equivalent to 18 acres (or an area the size of 10 x Wembley Stadium pitches) – of rainforest is now protected for 10 years. Read more »

Location

The Arch, 48-52 Floodgate Street,
Birmingham B5 5SL
United Kingdom

The Woodlands Farm Trust

Description

Covers about 89 acres on the borders of Greenwich and Bexley Boroughs near to Oxleas Woods. Run by a charitable trust, it is a city farm with hay meadows, offering environmental education, local wood recycling. Farming practices are balanced with the needs of nature conservation and sustainability. Read more »

Location

331 Shooters Hill,
Welling DA16 3RP
United Kingdom

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

Description

Regional park, managed by Loch Lomond Park Authority and situated to the north west of Glasgow. Covering 44,200 hectares of land, ranging from a 'tundra-like' world at 3000 ft to the sheltered marshes and woodlands, the Park inspires love and respect from those who know it well. The Park Authority conserves the natural and heritage values of the park and promotes the economic and social interests of the local community.

Also has an office in Callander:
52-54 Main Street
Callander
FK17 8BD
Tel 01389 722600
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Location

Carrochan,
Carrochan Road,
Balloch G83 8EG
United Kingdom
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