COUNTRY DIARY

TOMORROW: Bowhill goes batty: Bowhill Ranger Service. Meet 8.30pm, Bowhill Visitor Centre. 90 minutes. £4.50 (children £3.50, season ticket £1) booking essential, 01750, 22204. Over 8s (under 16s accompanied). Bring outdoor clothing, sturdy footwear, torch.

SUNDAY: Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service, Southern Upland Way, grade long, duration 6 hours, meet under Lauder clock tower in Lauder, 10.00am. Cost £8, concession £6. children free. Contact SBC Ranger Service on 01835 826750 rangers@scotborders.gov.uk

SUNDAY: Coldstream Ramblers:Morebattle and Hownam Law 9 miles. Paths, tracks and rough ground, some steep climbs. Meet Henderson Park car park, Coldstream, 9.20am or Morebattle School, 10am. Information: the leader Janice Still, 01835 824525

SUNDAY: Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club, Lady Florance Stone (79) 376924. Meet West Port car park, Selkirk, 8.45am. For information, contact Evelyn Horsburgh (secretary) 01750 76214

WALK IT: Short, safe walks, social, low level, led and free. Lauder every Wednesday at 10am, meet outisde Lauder Leisure Centre. Contact walk leader John 01578 722207.