Located across South and North Lanarkshire, the ancient landscapes of the Clyde and Avon Valleys are home to important woodlands, stunning geological landscapes, atmospheric castles, spectacular gardens, and riverside settlements.
To help visitors explore this culturally significant area, The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) is running a series of exciting events throughout February.
Badgers for beginners
Where: Chatelherault Country Park
When: Saturday 4 February, 10am
What’s involved: Free and informative event where visitors can learn all about badgers, including how they live, the threats they face and how to spot their nesting areas.
Cost: The event is free; however, places are limited so advanced booking is advised.
World Wetlands Day guided walk
Where: Baron’s Haugh Nature Reserve
When: Sunday 5 February, 10am
What’s involved: In celebration of World Wetlands Day, visitors can enjoy a guided tour around the Nature Reserve. Attendees will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that has made the reserve its home over winter, including whooper swans and wintering wildfowl.
Cost: £4 for adults and £2 for children.
Salmon open day ceremony
Where: Popinjay Hotel Lanark Road
When: Saturday 11 February, 9am
What’s involved: The United Clyde Angling Protection Association will be hosting their annual ceremony to mark the beginning of the salmon season. Visitors can enjoy a traditional bagpipe procession, complimentary tea, and coffee, as well as a prize draw.
Cost: The event is free and suitable for all ages.
Nest box and bird feeder workshop
When: Sunday 19 February, 10.30am
What’s involved: In addition to building their own bird feeder and nest box, participants will learn about the different birds that are likely to visit their garden.
Cost: Tickets for the workshop cost £9. The session is suitable for those aged six and over. Advance booking is essential.
Record your heritage
Where: The Tolbooth, Lanark
When: Friday 24 February, 10am
What’s involved: Attendees will learn the tools needed to record the tales of the local community, such as oral history, reminiscence and citizen journalism.
Cost: The event is free. Advance booking is required.
The CAVLP currently supports more than 70 projects in the area aimed at conserving its heritage, encouraging community participation, and improving access to the landscape.
For information on other events being organised by the group, as well as details on all volunteering opportunities, please visit www.clydeandavonvalley.org/
For more information on upcoming events happening in Lanarkshire, visit our dedicated what’s on page