Charity walk in the park near Selkirk

Bowhill Estate is encouraging charity fundraisers to go outdoors to raise cash for Sports Relief.

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile takes place around the grounds on Sunday, March 23, from 11am.

On offer will be one, three and six mile walks to raise money for the charity which helps people in the UK as well as some of the world’s poorest countries.

Earlier in the month will bring the start of a series of beginners guided walks with the ‘Spring Walk and Talk’ which will focus on flowers

Nature-lovers are invited to to join the first on Sunday (March 9) from 11am to 1pm, for a tour highlighting the spring flowers growing within the Bowhill woodlands. The following two walks will focus on wildlife and fungi.

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 or £20 for the series of three, ring 01750 22204 or email