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Outdoor events in Lanarkshire

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Events in Lanarkshire

Wild Ways Well Health Walks

Selected dates between 31st October 2023 - 28th May 2024
Coatbridge

Join Wild Ways Well each week for their Health Walk as they walk, talk, learn and connect with each other and nature!

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Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024
Various Locations Lanarkshire

Join Get Walking Lanarkshire on one of their regular health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!

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Strathclyde Parkrun

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 28th December 2024

Strathclyde Parkrun is a weekly, free 5km timed run held on Saturday mornings at Strathclyde Country Park!

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Drumpellier Junior Parkrun

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

Drumpellier Junior Parkrun is a weekly, free 2km timed run held on Sunday mornings at Drumpellier Country Park!

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Chatelherault Market

Selected dates between 4th February 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Held weekly on Sundays, Chatelherault Market showcases the best of hand-made products from designers and producers across Scotland!

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Lanark Market Car Boot Sale

Selected dates between 11th February 2024 - 15th December 2024

An undercover car boot sale is held at Lanark Agricultural Market on Sundays throughout the year from 8am to 1pm!

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Navigation Skills For Improvers

Selected dates between 2nd March 2024 - 3rd November 2024
Kilsyth

Join Gaby from Skylark Guiding for a one day navigation course in the Kilsyth Hills for a women who want to grow their confidence using maps and compass to plan and follow routes in the countryside.

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Strathaven Miniature Railway Season

Selected dates between 30th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Strathaven Miniature Railway reopens for the 2024 season in March and will run every weekend until the end of September!

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Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 14th August 2024

View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch event organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!

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Calderstock

25th May 2024

Come along to Calderglen Country Park for Calderstock... an annual afternoon of live music, dance and interactive entertainment for all the family to enjoy!

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New Lanark Charity Duck Race

25th May 2024

The picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark is set to host a unique and exciting event on Saturday 25th May... the New Lanark Duck Race!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilsyth Gardens

26th May 2024
Kilsyth

Explore the neighbouring private gardens of Aeolia and Blackmill in Kilsyth on Sunday 26th May as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

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Lanark Lanimer Week

2nd June 2024 - 8th June 2024
Lanark

A fantastic week of celebrations are planned between the 2nd and 8th of June 2024 for the annual Lanark Lanimer Week... one of Scotland's oldest traditions!

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Strathaven Round Table Gala Raft Race & BBQ

2nd June 2024
Strathaven

Make a splash at the start of Strathaven Gala week - join in the fun of the Gala's traditional curtain-raiser - the Strathaven Round Table Raft Race & BBQ held at the Craig Bridge!

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Walk for Parkinson’s: Chatelherault Country Park

2nd June 2024

Whatever your reason. Whoever you walk for. Join Parkinson's UK at Chatelherault Country Park and help raise vital funds for research into better treatments and hopefully, one day a cure.

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Carluke & District Gala Day

8th June 2024
Carluke

The 2024 Carluke & District Gala Day is being held on Saturday 8th June - a great day out for all the family!

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Newmains & District Gala Day

8th June 2024
Newmains

The annual Newmains & District Gala Day, on Saturday 8th June, will be a great day out for all the family!

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Strathaven Gala Day

8th June 2024

Come along and enjoy one of Lanarkshire's biggest and best days out at the annual Strathaven Gala Day on Saturday 8th June 2024!

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Stride For Kilbryde

8th June 2024

Whether you’re walking in memory of a loved one, staying in shape, or just fancy shaking up your Saturday night... join the Stride for Kilbryde at Hamilton Park Racecourse on Saturday 8th June!

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Refugee Festival Scotland

14th June 2024 - 23rd June 2024
Nationwide

Refugee Festival Scotland is back with a packed programme of events showcasing refugee arts and culture!

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Glasgow Pretty Muddy 5k

15th June 2024

Race for Life Pretty Muddy is a brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course... have fun with your friends whilst raising valuable funds for life-saving research!

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Glasgow Pretty Muddy Kids

15th June 2024

Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is our brilliant muddy obstacle course just for the little ones where they take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends!

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Glassford Gala Day

15th June 2024
Glassford

Glassford Gala Day returns on Saturday 15th June for its 83rd edition... it's a fantastic day out for all the community to enjoy!

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Larkhall Gala Day

15th June 2024
Larkhall

Save the date! Larkhall Gala Day is coming to town on Saturday 15th June, and it's going to be EPIC... get ready for a day filled with excitement, laughter, and unforgettable memories!

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Midsummer Wander at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

15th June 2024

Join the ranger for an at dusk walk around RSPB Baron's Haugh and enjoy the long summer evening surrounded by nature.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Covington Gardens

16th June 2024
Various Locations Lanarkshire

Come along and explore a group of three gardens in and close to Covington Village as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Little Sparta

Selected dates between 25th June 2024 - 3rd September 2024

Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay's greatest work of art. Come and explore the grounds as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!

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The Land Of Giants

29th June 2024 - 14th July 2024

The Land Of Giants, the must-see spectacular outdoor Jurassic and Ice Age Experience, is coming to Cuningar Loop this Summer!

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History In The Field

19th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

History In The Field is Scotland's newest multiperiod living history event, hosted by Western Desert Recce Group, at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre between the 19th and 21st of July!

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Blaeberry Bimble

28th July 2024

It's International Bog Day so join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for a stroll to explore the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the bog!

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South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Calderglen Family Run of Colour

28th July 2024

Take a unique, colourful walk, jog or run, through some of the beautiful grounds of Calderglen Country Park at the Family Run of Colour on Sunday 28th July!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Walled Garden, Shieldhill

4th August 2024
Biggar

Explore the redesigned and planted 200-year-old walled garden at Quothquan as part of this year's Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobwood Cottage Garden

10th August 2024 - 11th August 2024
Forth

A four-times winner of West Lothian Gardener of the year, Jamie invites you to Stobwood Cottage. In just four years he has established a hugely impressive garden in the South Lanarkshire countryside!

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Jog With Your Dog

18th August 2024

Kilbryde Hospice are hosting their annual Jog With Your Dog event this Summer and they can't wait to see you all there with your four-legged friends!

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Quarriers Golf Day 2024

30th August 2024

Quarriers Golf Day is always a day to remember and this year they're returning to Cathkin Braes, the oldest golf course in Glasgow!

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St Andrew’s Hospice Ben Nevis Challenge

31st August 2024

Join St Andrew's Hospice for their Ben Nevis Challenge this August and trek the UK's highest mountain with local guides!

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Brilliant Bats at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

14th September 2024

Join the reserve warden for a twilight walk to track down the bats around RSPB Baron's Haugh, and find out all about these nocturnal creatures!

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MooFest

14th September 2024 - 15th September 2024

MooFest is back! This weekend of cattle-inspired activities, talks and tastings at the National Museum of Rural Life will a-moo-se young and old alike!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 12 Chatelherault Avenue (A Soiree in September)

14th September 2024
Cambuslang

Unwind with wine and music in a stunning garden brimming with edibles, flowers & unique delights as the owners of 12 Chatelherault Avenue open their doors for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme!

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South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Mud Madness

6th October 2024

Taking place in the stunning grounds of Chatelherault, Mud Madness involves mud runs, water slides, obstacles and even a dip in the River Avon – great fun for all ages!

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Autumn Wildlife at RSPB Baron’s Haugh

12th October 2024

Come along and learn about the birds that come to this wonderful nature reserve as the weather turns and the nights get longer!

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South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Jingle All The Way 5k

1st December 2024

The Jingle All The Way 5k returns to Chatelherault Country Park on Sunday 1st December!

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Festive Wreath Making at Baron’s Haugh

7th December 2024 - 8th December 2024

Join the RSPB to enjoy a seasonal wander around Baron's Haugh to gather all kinds of natural craft materials and make your own festive wreath!

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Outdoor Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Outdoor Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Whitecraigs Rugby Club Beer Fest and Family Fun Day

Whitecraigs Rugby Club Beer Fest and Family Fun Day

22nd June 2024

Beer lovers in the Mearns, rejoice! The Whitecraigs Rugby Club Beer Fest and Family Fun Day returns this summer on Saturday 22nd June!

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Carolside Summer Fayre & Car Boot Sale

Carolside Summer Fayre & Car Boot Sale

1st June 2024

Carolside PTA are holding their annual Summer Fayre & Car Boot Sale on Saturday 1st June at Carolside Primary School!

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Bats On The Orry

Bats On The Orry

13th September 2024

Batty about bats? Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for a led walk around Eaglesham and delve into the lives of these fascinating (and cute!) mammals.

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Outdoor Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of Outdoor Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 20 Blackford Road

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 20 Blackford Road

2nd June 2024

20 Blackford Road is a Victorian walled garden of a quarter of an acre with a large collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials!

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Poppyscotland Sportive

Poppyscotland Sportive

22nd September 2024

Come and support Poppyscotland at their annual sportive on the 22nd of September in Prestonpans!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Hunter’s Tryst

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Hunter’s Tryst

1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024

Hunter’s Tryst is a well-stocked and beautifully designed, mature, medium-sized, wildlife-friendly town garden.

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Outdoor Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Outdoor Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Anstruther Harbour Festival

Anstruther Harbour Festival

30th August 2024 - 1st September 2024

The Anstruther Harbour Festival returns for 2024 between 30th August and 1st September with a host of fun filled family events - don't miss it!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Earlshall Castle

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Earlshall Castle

Selected dates between 26th May 2024 - 23rd June 2024

This extensive, exquisitely designed garden, perfectly complements Earlshall Castle, restored by Sir Robert Lorimer in the 1890s.

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Skydive in aid of Scottish Huntington’s Association

Skydive in aid of Scottish Huntington’s Association

29th June 2024

Take on an incredible tandem skydive for those impacted by Huntington's disease in Scotland on Saturday 29th June with St Andrews Skydive!

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Outdoor Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Outdoor Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Hozier

Hozier

10th July 2024

Grammy-nominated, award-winning multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier will bring his Unreal Unearth Tour to Glasgow Green on Wednesday 10th July with special guests Brittany Howard & Lord Huron!

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The Barras Market

The Barras Market

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

With its iconic archways The Barras Market is a Glasgow institution, open to the public every weekend, come along and grab yourself a bargain or two!

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Bridgeton Cross Retail Market

Bridgeton Cross Retail Market

Selected dates between 9th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Browse the stalls and bag yourself a bargain at the twice weekly City Markets Bridgeton Cross Retail Market!

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Outdoor Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Outdoor Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Paisley Farmers Market

Paisley Farmers Market

Selected dates between 27th January 2024 - 14th December 2024

Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Paisley Town Centre on the second and last Saturdays of each month!

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Spring Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

Spring Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

1st May 2024 - 31st May 2024

Explore the woodland trail and see how many items you can find on the Spectacular Spring Scavenger Hunt with your family at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve!

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Paisley 10k & Fun Run

Paisley 10k & Fun Run

18th August 2024

Time to look out your running shoes and get in training for the 2024 Paisley 10k and Fun Run when it returns on Sunday 18th August!

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Outdoor Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Outdoor Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Half-day Foraging Instruction - East Loch Lomond

Half-day Foraging Instruction - East Loch Lomond

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 19th October 2024

Join Emma from Curious In Nature for a half day of woodland and hedgerow foraging instruction at Beautiful Cashel Forest on east Loch Lomond.

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Dunblane Road Race

Dunblane Road Race

26th May 2024

Planning your race calendar for 2024? The Dunblane Road Race takes place on Sunday 26th May 2024 so save the date!

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Loch Ard Kayak Tours Half Day

Loch Ard Kayak Tours Half Day

6th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Enjoy a tour of Loch Ard in Kayaks with a guide and instructor and immersive yourself in the natural beauty of the Loch!

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Events in Other Areas

Ayr Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Ayr Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Whether you're wishing to purchase a few hidden treasures, interested in selling or just wishing for an enjoyable day out, there is something for everyone at Ayr's Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale!

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Kilmarnock Farmers Market

Kilmarnock Farmers Market

Selected dates between 17th February 2024 - 21st December 2024

Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Kilmarnock town centre on the third Saturday of each month!

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Largs Market

Largs Market

Selected dates between 2nd March 2024 - 21st December 2024

You'll find fresh produce and sweet treats, handmade crafts, jewellery, artwork, gifts, pet supplies and more at Largs Market every Saturday in Gallowgate Square!

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Kelburn Breathwork and Cold Dip Experience

Kelburn Breathwork and Cold Dip Experience

Selected dates between 18th April 2024 - 19th September 2024

Enjoy a fabulous Breathwork and Cold Dip Experience in the magical setting of Kelburn, on the North Ayrshire coast!

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The International Ayr Show Festival of Flight

The International Ayr Show Festival of Flight

6th September 2024 - 7th September 2024
Ayr

The action-packed International Ayr Show Festival of Flight will take place at Ayr Shore Front on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September!

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Held weekly on Sundays, Chatelherault Market showcases the best of hand-made products from designers and producers across Scotland!
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