November at Loch of the Lowes

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Perthshire is a beautiful county all year round but especially when the autumn colours creep across the landscape. The hedgerows are bursting with rose hips, brambles and elderberries, fungi is pushing its way up through golden grass and bracken to blossom as fairy like scarlet, green, yellow and russet brown toadstools, bracket fungi and mushrooms.
A wee reminder not to forage for meals from this wild harvest unless you are an expert or under expert guidance. Every year, people suffer from poisoning due to mistaking a delicious edible fruit or fungi for its very similar but toxic look alike.
At Loch of the Lowes we can offer warm, dry wildlife watching for all the family. Our kids hide (inside the main visitor centre) has puzzles, colouring and wildlife toys for the very young, while the viewing window provides the opportunity to see woodland birds and red squirrels close up and personal.
Whether it’s dark, windy and wet or snowy with brilliant sunshine, what could be better than sitting comfortably in the warmth, enjoying a coffee or hot chocolate while being entertained by the antics of great spotted woodpeckers, great tits and red squirrel.
Stargazing at Loch of the Lowes
Sunday 19th 7.30pm – 9.30pm – Following a very successful evening last year, Robert Law from Dundee Observatory is coming back to Lowes. If it’s cloudy, don’t worry, he will give a fantastic illustrated talk in the visitor centre.
Loch of the Lowes is a Dark Sky area allowing spectacular views of the stars at night. Booking is essential for this tremendous evening event so if you are interested, please contact us without delay on 01350 727337 or emai:
lochofthelowes@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk)
Adult £8, Conc/SWT Member £6, Child £3, it is suggested you wear warm clothes and bring a torch.
Please note the Visitor Centre opening times move on to Winter Hours:
From 1st November- 28th Feb 2018, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am- 4.00 pm
Winter Admission charges: Adult £3.50, Conc £2.50, Family £7 – SWT Members are FREE.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lowes in the weeks and months to come.

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