Bowhill Estate is kicking off its pre-season activites with a series of guided walks for beginners.
And the Duke of Buccleuch’s staff are encouraging charity fundraisers to go outdoors to raise cash for Sports Relief.
The guided walks began on Sunday when nature-lovers were invited to join the ‘Spring Walk and Talk’ guided walk, highlighting the spring flowers growing within the Bowhill woodlands.
The next two walks in the series will focus on wildlife and fungi.
The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile takes place around the grounds on Sunday, March 23, from 11am when there will be one, three and six-mile walks to raise money for the charity which helps people in the UK as well as in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Bowhill house and events manager, Helen Currie said: “The team at Bowhill are thoroughly excited about the start of the new 2014 season in April.
“We’re getting into the swing of things throughout March and are looking forward to seeing the estate get a lot busier in the coming weeks.
“We hope to see plenty of new faces celebrating the start of spring and enjoying the events on offer at Bowhill.”
To book a place on the spring walk and talk, costing £8 per person, phone 01750 22204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.