West Lothian 50+ Network – Trips
Over the years the West Lothian 50+ Network has organised day trips to visit a very wide range of attractions and events.
New events are added regularly, so please look out for details of future outings.
Upcoming Day Trips:
Coach Trip to Peebles and Dawyk Botanic Garden
Sunday 23 February 2020
Enjoy a scenic drive through the rolling Border hills to the Royal Burgh of Peebles. Stroll along the banks of the river Tweed or browse the shops and enjoy lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
On to Dawyck Botanic Garden for woodland and burnside walks and themed tree trails where in February, Galanthus (snowdrops) cover the banks of the Scrape Burn.
Many of the plants at Dawyck are the first examples collected and brought to Scotland. The Garden has now become a sanctuary for endangered plants, a collection not only for conservation and study, but, as originally intended, a place of beauty to be enjoyed.
Coach Trip to Culross & Dunfermline
Sunday 29th March 2020
The village of Culross is a former royal burgh in Fife, believed to have been founded by Saint Serf during the 6th century. Once a bustling 17th century port on the Firth of Forth, its quaint streets have been used as a film location for several films including Kidnapped, The Little Vampire, The 39 Steps, as well as many episodes of the TV series Outlander.
We have arranged an exclusive guided visit to Dunimarle Castle and Gardens, an 18th century mansion house which occupies a spectacular setting in an elevated position overlooking the Firth of Forth. It will take in the house, the grounds and St Serf’s Chapel.
In Dunfermline you’ll find restaurants and cafes for lunch as well as a number of visitor attractions such as Dunfermline Abbey, the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum and the gardens of Pittencrieff Park.
Network members enjoy a wide variety of trips: