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Address: Barrmill Road, Beith, Scotland

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Great for kids

I take my son here for mini beast adventure and is well kept and looked after and a nice area to spend time with kids

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
kaiden211010
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Beith, United Kingdom
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Beith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I take my son here for mini beast adventure and is well kept and looked after and a nice area to spend time with kids

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Beith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I view this with nostalgia,I hav fond memories of this site, the site is of historical importance as it was donated to the people of Beith for the education of its citizens, regardless of their wealth, to promote education . All old spierian share a love of the old school,although the school is long gone,(GOD BLESS NAC) the site and... More 

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1 Thank alive23
Scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

The old school grounds are lovely for walks and picnics. There are some seating areas dotted around. Kids love the adventure and all the trees and greenery.

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1 Thank KcMc45
Beith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is now a brilliant space to explore. Lots of events throughout the year and great variety of plants, trees and wildlife. Nice to walk round by yourself or with grandchildren.

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1 Thank Theresa S
Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Even though the old school building has been knocked down the grounds have been done up and planted by the local Speirs Committee.The grounds are as charming and as regal as they used to be with the beautiful trees and the gated entrance and old drive way.A pleasant summer and winter walk.

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4 Thank Peter W
Dalry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Visit here often and it is a lovely place to walk, with or without dog. Good variety of plants, and some rare trees, as well as native ones. Open spaces too as it was once the grounds of a very well-known school, since demolished. There are sometimes guided tours with the very knowledgable ranger, Roger Griffiths.

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3 Thank phylray
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

Well worth a visit, lots of interesting varieties of trees/ shrubs. There are lots of events happening there with the ranger, fungus foraging , bat watching etc. Well done to all taking part.

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5 Thank ottobrocky
Bonnybridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Venture Trust is a charity that delivers transformational wilderness and community-based programmes. We support our participants to develop strategies and skills they need to succeed for the rest of their lives. The Inspiring Young Futures programme (IYF) works with 16-19 year olds in Scotland. Over the past 9 months, we have been using the School grounds on the odd occasion... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

I recently attended a presentation by North Ayrshire Rangers, more specifically Roger, on the local trees and shrubs. Sounds a bit boring, maybe, but the way it was put across was very interesting, highlighting many of the historical attributes of the grounds and former pupils. The presentation was actually part of a Geocaching event (now I sound like and anorak,... More 

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3 Thank Scottieboy26
Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

Excellent site for family visits - expertly operated by dedicated volunteers with support from NAC Garnock Valley Ranger. Good laid out footpaths with further routes under development. Plenty of picnic spots and safe areas for children to run free. Wishing Tree and Coin Tree are of great interest to children. Well worth a visit.

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