|25th October 2020|
|1pm - 3pm|
Hopetoun House Hopetoun, South Queensferry EH30 9SL
|Visit the event website here|
Organised by national garden tourism group Discover Scottish Gardens and supported by VisitScotland, the Scottish Tree Festival returns for its third year.
Hopetoun is closed to the public in October, but this exclusive 2 hour Ranger-led walk will guide you through the nature and history of some of the specimen trees found throughout Hopetoun’s designed landscape. Look out for wildlife whilst learning about the historical use, folklore and natural history of the trees within the Hopetoun 144 acres. Bookings strictly limited to 12 people only.
Tickets are on sale now for each Sunday in October 2020. Booking for further dates to be available depending on demand.
Tickets must be booked in advance. Please click here to book your tickets on this walk.
In line with the Scottish Government guidelines all visits to the Hopetoun Grounds must now be booked in advance, therefore we sadly cannot accommodate anyone turning up on the day without a pre-booked ticket.
Please meet the ranger in the car park (beside the ticket kiosk) at 1pm for a safety briefing. The walk will start from there. Sturdy footwear recommended.
Arrival: Our staff will welcome you on arrival at the electric gates on the driveway leading to the House between 12.30pm and 12.55pm. If you arrive on foot or by bike please proceed to the admissions staff member at the gate, keeping a safe 2 metre distance from other visitors and staff. If you arrive by car, please stay in your car, and wait to be called forward. On arrival please tell us the name of the person who made the booking so we can check you off our list. Please bring your ticket with you and show at a distance. To minimise contact our staff will not take tickets from you.
Please make sure you have investigated the details of your journey before you set off as it will not be possible to change the gate times. Arrivals after 12.55pm will unfortunately not gain access.
Meeting Point: Please then meet the ranger in the car park (beside the ticket kiosk) at 1pm for a safety briefing. The walk will start from there.
Physical distancing: Once you have been admitted, please follow the one-way routes in place and please follow the government guidelines on physical distancing at all times for your own safety and for the safety of others. Our staff will be monitoring visitors and may intervene if they feel that physical distancing is not being observed, but we’re hoping this won’t be needed and that everyone will play their part.
Toilets: There will be no toilets available for use during the two hour walk.
Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on Ranger-led walks, for the comfort of the rest of the participants.
Food & Drink: The Stables Kitchen will not be open.
For help or further information in planning your visit please contact:
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For Sat Nav please use EH30 9RW which will take you into South Queensferry to Farquhar Terrace. From here you will be able to follow the brown signs to Hopetoun and it is a straight road from this point.
Please make sure you have investigated the details of your journey before you set off. Arrivals after 12.55pm will unfortunately not gain access.
If you are showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you have been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, you must not visit.
Please bring your ticket with you to show our staff and please tell them the name of the person who made the booking when you arrive.
Through the admissions and cleaning procedures we are putting in place, and with your co-operation, we should minimise the risk of Covid 19 transmission while you visit Hopetoun. However, as with anywhere that you might visit or shop in, we obviously cannot guarantee that anyone visiting or working here has not unknowingly been exposed to or is carrying the virus. By purchasing your tickets, you acknowledge that the Hopetoun House Preservation Trust cannot be held responsible should transmission of the virus to you be traced to a visit to Hopetoun.
Tickets are non-refundable and are valid for the booked date only (i.e. non-transferable even in advance)
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Tree-mendous Walk in the Grounds of Hopetoun House are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.
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