Spring Has Sprung At Dalkeith Country Park
The flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and the days are getting longer. Spring at Dalkeith Country Park brings hope and new beginnings for the natural world around us.
April and early May see the beautiful bluebells bloom across the woodland floors. Head down Red Trail to see the famed Dalkeith Country Park bluebell walk in all its glory. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for new life emerging across The Park. Badgers, roe deer and woodland birds will all be appearing with young. If you’re lucky enough you may even get a rare sighting of otters moving down the River Esk in late spring. The Old Oak Wood re-opens to our visitors in April, having had a resting period since November.
The 1,000 acre Dalkeith Country Park itself has a history stretching back 1000 years. Over the centuries kings and queens have stayed in its beautiful Dalkeith Palace often preferring it to staying in Edinburgh Castle or Holyrood Palace.
What can you do at Dalkeith County Park?
Find something for everyone on the estate with walks, wildlife and wonderful shopping and eating in its restored 18th century stableyard, Restoration Yard.
Use the park as a base for Discovering Dalkeith – a new walking route that explores the historic connections between Dalkeith Country Park and the town of Dalkeith.
There are multiple walking trails to explore in and around the park with outdoor space and fresh air aplenty for all the family.
For active adventure at Dalkeith Country park play at the wonderful Fort Douglas Adventure Park or spend the day in the trees at Go Ape. Both easily bookable online.
For refuelling, treats and a little Easter indulgence check out The Larder takeaway, The Kitchen or The Store at Restoration Yard.