z Walks: Edinburgh's Green Spaces - All - (25/4) - SBR55712J

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Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: SBR55712J

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From Thursday 8 December: Book online, or contact course provider.

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  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+

Activity description

To enjoy walks through a wide range of green city spaces both private and public. The first session will meet in South Bridge Resource Centre, Infirmary Street, followed by a short walk in the Old Town. Weeks 2 - 5 will meet in different parts of central Edinburgh. Walk titles include: Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile; Patrick Geddes Gardens; The New Town; The Union Canal and the Meanwhile Garden. All start and finish points will be on a bus route and students will be given a full programme with locations and public transport details at the first session. ENTRY REQUIREMENT: No formal qualifications required. Each session will involve walking on pavements and garden tracks, with occasional steps, so basic fitness and mobility is required. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: 1. Understanding and discussion of the importance of green space to the quality of life in Edinburgh today. 2. An introduction to the social history of the city. GENERAL APPROACH TO THE COURSE: Taken together, the walks tell a social history of the city, as well as bringing you right up-to-date with what’s happening around Edinburgh’s community gardens and green space today. There will be stops for tutor input, and discussion within a relaxed group atmosphere. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENTS: Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and waterproof jacket. Each week we’ll meet and end at a different point, so you may need bus fares. Course requires mobility. There are some steps and cobbled surfaces which will be indicated in the course programme.

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