Climate Change Week at Haddo

Haddo House
Haddo House

Haddo House and Country Park are proud to be hosting a series of events to honour Climate Change Week.

This weekend (September 16 and 17) Haddo encourages as many people as possible to visit the park by bike and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and wildlife.

Clark Sutherland and James Hall from Bennachie Bike Bothy will be on hand to give cycle safety talks and give advice about the many different types of bikes available.

They will also carry out small repairs and adjustments free of charge, and have a small range of bikes available to borrow for an hour.

There will be suggested routes around the park for cyclists to try out.

James Hall from Bennachie Bike Bothy said: “It's fantastic to see Haddo House & Country Park encouraging visitors to explore using their bicycles, I can't wait to show, share, talk and fix bikes for all visitors."

With thanks to funding received from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the path system at Haddo has been greatly improved thus making it far more accessible for bikes, pushchairs and mobility vehicles.

Starting from Monday (September 18) there will be several different evening events in the National Trust tearoom.

These include craft evenings teaching people how to recycle old t-shirts into yarn and subsequently crochet to make small pots, and there will be a chef demonstration showing people what to do with leftovers to reduce food waste.

Those interested in going along are asked to see the Haddo House & Country Park Facebook page to book.

During the school day Victoria Ellis, the seasonal visitor services officer, will coordinate visits from local schools to learn about sustainability issues.