Animal Adventures

#TBT – Deer & Ducks: A Trip to Beecraigs Country Park

This adventure is a throwback to 2013 to our little family weekend wander through Beecraigs Country Park…

The woodland at Beecraigs Country Park is carefully managed by the council to provide a fantastic resource for local residents to enjoy our stunning natural environment. We balance the needs of retaining woodland areas to provide shelter for visitors and wildlife alike and, at the same time, ensuring that the woodland is regenerated for visitors to enjoy in the future.” [source]

Our adventure to Beecraigs Country Park was on a beautifully brisk autumn day, where we enjoyed wandering along the lakeside, and visiting the animals kept on site. “At Beecraigs, visitors can experience the Red Deer herd, Highland Cattle fold, Belted Galloways and Hebridean and North Ronaldsay Sheep.” I really enjoyed visiting these native animals, in such a stunning location, and delighted in experiencing them in well-constructed, natural habitats, and well-sown farmland.
I also have fond memories of Bailey on this walk, and if I remember rightly he was rather scared of the deer! and hid himself behind us while we wandered along the paths!!

Did you know? The Red Deer is the fourth-largest deer species in the world. It falls just behind the Moose, Elk and Sambar Deer in the list.

 

It has been a really long time since I visited Beecraigs, but re-living my adventures through this post has made me really want to visit again in the future!!
Stay tuned for an updated Beecraigs Country Park adventure post coming soon…

Beecraigs Country Park at a glance…

Opening Hours
Summer: Monday-Sunday 9am – 7pm
October – Monday – Sunday 9am – 5pm
November to March: Monday-Sunday 10am – 4pm
The Visitor Centre is closed on the 25 December and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Prices
Free.

Getting There
Address: Linlithgow EH49 6PL OR use Google Maps here.

Additional Information
Beecraigs is a great destination for a holiday and welcomes caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and glamping alternative accommodation, which can be booked here.
Limited parking is available adjacent to the Visitor Centre and additional parking is just five minutes walk away, down the road adjacent to the Animal Attraction.
The Hideaway Café, located in the visitor centre, is open 9am – 4pm everyday.

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