£5.60 – £12.50

OUTLANDER Calderglen Heritage Trail - AUGUST 4TH

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Starting in the Torrance House Courtyard by the Bandstand

Calderglen Country Park by Calderwood

Strathaven Road

East Kilbride

G750QZ

United Kingdom

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TICKET ADMITTING 1 PERSON : £5.60

TICKET ADMITTING 2 PEOPLE : £8.25 (SAVE £2.95)

TICKET ADMITTING 3 PEOPLE £12.50 (SAVE £4.30)

NOTE : EVENT PAGE IS FOR THE 13:00 TOUR ON AUG 4TH.

Tickets bookable up until 3 days prior to the event, but book ASAP to avoid disappointment!

INSPIRED by the recent decision to shoot parts of season four of the Scottish historical international hit series Outlander in Calderglen - You are invited to become your very own Outlander!

Step out of the modern world of the urban into a magical rural landscape on the outskirts of East Kilbride - in Calderglen Country Park!

With Outlander being set during the times of the Scottish uprisings of the 18th century, Calderglen & Calderwood Castle History will take you a tour through the once famous glen of Torrance to discover its hidden links to Covenanter's leaps, Bonnie Prince Charlie, lost chapels, druidical worship, a lost medieval castle, scenic viewpoints, and tales of lost treasure and angry moonshiners - and even tales of love and romance amid the sylvan dells of Torrance - a place once described as being akin to 'Elf land' and advertised in print as far as Paris.

The filming spots chosen for Outlander will also be visited with a little description of the scenes shot there and what the filming setup was like at the time. Most of the previous Calderglen related tours SOLD OUT due to popularity! - with a back-log of people requesting more tours, so book early to avoid disappointment!

There is limited availability, so please book now to reserve your place. At just £5.60 for a one-person ticket and increasingly better deals the more people that book (up to three person discounted tickets), these prices help the organiser to cover insurance, running and other material costs as well as time. This event is hosted by an expert in the history and scenery of gorge landscapes, especially Calderglen, and is an absolute bargain and an information-packed event where the visitor gets to indulge in exclusive research concerning this very special landscape location betwixt East Kilbride & Blantyre! This is an excellent activity for the weekend for people from all walks of life and ages, with a steady pace over 2.5 hours covering around 2.4 miles over mostly even ground both on tarmac and in the forest using the nature trails.

TOUR TIMES - 13:00-15:30 (**PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINS EARLY AT AROUND 12:50 TO GET SETUP**)

Please arrive 10 minutes early to get setup and signed in. The group will depart on time and people too late will unfortunately miss out..

30 persons MAX per tour.

NOTE : Due to maximum people numbers, tickets covering 3 people are more limited in supply to prevent overbooking.

Distance and duration - Each walk covers approx 3.8km ( 2.4 miles) and lasts around 2.5 hours (+/-15 mins in case of delays or early completion, so please prepare for this possibility)

Attire - Please ensure you are wearing appropriate footwear for the outdoor setting such as stout shoes, walking boots, robust trainers, or anything suitable for dirt tracks and slopes such as wellingtons with grip soles. People wearing flimsy shoes, open sandals, or high heels pose a risk to themselves and others in the group, and the organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to those who may be in harms way due to inappropriate footwear - no exceptions.

Beginning on the flat concrete area beside the bandstand in the Torrance House Courtyard at Calderglen Country Park, the circuit route will finish at the starting point.

The walk takes in some paved pedestrian areas, and mostly pedestrian nature trails in the Country Park which can be muddy at times. The walk does not feature any very steep hills, but some flights of wooden steps and moderate slopes will be encountered, and pace will be adjusted to suit slower movers in the group.

Children can attend as long as they are accompanied and supervised by an adult. Unfortunately this walk would be unsuitable for children under 7 years old, due to its gorge setting, duration, and proximity to drops. This walk sticks to strict key public paths, and is generally considered safe to public standards on the route covered. The event has been risk-assessed and mandatory disclaimer applies on the day.

Please dress with appropriate footwear (stout shoes or boots), and perhaps waterproofs in case of rain. This event is subject to change depending on weather conditions and expected numbers of the group. NOTE this event is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs due to the uneven outdoor terrain.

Transport and Parking : As the event begins close to Torrance House, there is abundant nearby car parking parking. The nearest bus service stops by the High Common Road Flats served by First Service 21 - so a walk of about 15 mins+ is required if travelling from the bus stop.

Spaces limited to 30 people, so please book ASAP to avoid dissapointment.

In the event of maximum booking future walks will be planned.

Toilet and refreshment facilities are available before and after the event - The Country Park Visitor's Centre at the Conservatory has toilets and the Courtyard Cafe has refreshments.

NOTE: Whilst this walk is mostly fenced and suitable for supervised children, it is not recommended for small younger children under 7 due to the naturally steep nature of the Calderglen Gorge. Please keep you valuables with you at all times. Due to its natural setting paths can vary, including falling branches and puddles; it is important you use common sense safety when negotiating the public paths and by purchasing a ticket you are agreeing that no liability can be held to the event organisers over security of valuables or injuries arrising from ignoring common sense safety. Please stick to the planned route. By purchasing a ticket you agree to traverse the route based upon public paths as you would do so casually and informally, albeit in this case with the benefit of historical information to accompany the said walk. Ticket revenue will cover costs of the provider for expenses, and making available information born from original research, and does not represent an access fee, nor a selling of material goods in the area of the event. This event takes part in a wooded river gorge which is naturally unveven, and this means this event is sadly unsuitable for prams, buggies, or wheelchair users.

SPACES LIMITED TO 30 PERSONS MAX


This is a Calderglen & Calderwood Castle History Event. This event is not run by Calderglen Heritage, but the Chair person of the latter will conduct the event and will promote the charitable cause of this group to attendees. All proceeds go to cover EVentbrite fees, insurance, travel, material costs, first aid stocking, time, etc. Where profits arise these will be reinvested in the pursuit of Calderglen's rich heritage.


This event is fully risk assessed twice prior to the event date.


FAQs :

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, but the event is not recommended for children under 7 years old.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

via the eventbrite contact tab for the event - which links to the tour organiser's email address.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes - you can give or sell on your ticket through personal arrangement. On the day the ticket number for each order will be present and this can be matched up to the ticket number of the person attending. A physical ticket is NOT needed, but a note of the ticket number is recommended to prevent confusion.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

NO, just the purchaser's name and/or the ticket number for each order.


What is the refund policy?

You can request a refund up until the close of midnight on MONDAY 30th JULY when an electronic transfer will be refunded to the payment account (this can take 3-5 days depending on your bank). After the 30th July refunds will no longer be issued and the fee will be retained as essential to cover the event costs described above, but you can still transfer or sell on your rights to the ticket(s) through personal arrangement if you so wish.

This arrangment is essential for preventing people cancelling too late on and consequently the organiser not being able to run the event due to limited numbers and a cost deficit. It is very difficult to fill up blank places at the last minute. Please be considerate when booking that you can attend, and give reasonable notice to cancelling your ticket to the event - and ensure to do so before the cut-off date. Exceptional mitigating circumstances will be taken into account if you must cancel on or after the 30th, but documentary evidence will be required to discretion a later refund. Repeated cancellers may be banned from future events. If an event is underbooked then the event will cancel with no less than four days notice, and all attendees will be refunded or can choose to have their ticket(s) carried across to a future event at the discretion of the organiser. If in doubt please send us a message.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

This is okay. It is important that we can sort valid attendants from those showing up with no bought ticket, so a note of the ticket number and/or purchaser's name would be essential to sort genuine tickets from people just showing up.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

A lot of Car Parking is available at Calderglen Country Park, but can be busy on hot sunny days, so please arrive earlier to judge whether you need to park nearby and walk into the Park. The nearest bus stop is served by First Service 6 at the High Common Road high flats, and represents a walk of up to 15 minutes from the Tour starting point. BEware that bus times are more limited on a Saturday.


Are there toilet or baby changing facilities?

Yes - This event takes place outdoors without but begins and ends close to the toilet facilities. In order to avoid disruption the organiser recommends to ensure that you use the toilet and limit fluid intake prior to the event in order to avoid dissapointment or embaressment. People requiring the toilet during the event will need to leave the event early. Please visit the toilet prior to departure as the event will depart on time promptly, and those delayed by being in the toilet will not be due a refund.

What happens if there is adverse weather?

Generally these events are robust outdoor events for people accustomed to outdoor activities. This event will still take place if it rains, and will only cancel in the event of a national weather warning, or where significant thunder or very heavy rain is expected. In this scenario as little as 24 hours notice may be given with the option to refund all attendees.]


Can I bring a pet?

This event is recommended for dogs only as long as they are on the leash at all times and not threatening or bothersome to other members of the tou. Please respect the fact there may be people with dog allergies or phobias on the event and to stay back from these people. Dogs do not require additional costs to attend. Please ensure you can control your pet.


Is this event suitable for elderly or infirm people and wheelchairs?

This event is not suitable for anything using wheels such as a wheelchair, pram, buggie, or wheeled zimmer frame. Previous tours attracted a wide age range, with younger people suffering from knee issues, to older people slow on their feet. Bear in mind the event takes place over 2.4 miles, on paved, and compressed earth surfaces. The pace throughout the trip is mild. A few flights of wooden steps and some slopes are encountered en-route, which may require time to ascend.


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Starting in the Torrance House Courtyard by the Bandstand

Calderglen Country Park by Calderwood

Strathaven Road

East Kilbride

G750QZ

United Kingdom

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