I had the pleasure of being taken by Urban Adventures volunteers to see the ruins of Broomhill Hospital in Kirkintilloch. This was a reciprocal event for me showing them around Mugdock Country Park and its various facilities for adventure activities.
The pictures show the team of volunteers – to whom I am most grateful for showing me round; especially Cathy who had worked at the hospital and was able to give us first hand information on what it was like when it was open. The team
At the Gatehouse
are featured at the gatehouse. The second picture is of the front entrance to the hospital and with west wing extension.
Originally a private estate house it was converted into a hospital for the incurably sick in 1876. (I recommend you google Broomhill Hospital, History for more precise information).
Thanks for an interesting day, team.
We had a fantastic time on Sunday with some great boys on one of our classic Bush n Bash experiences. We had a brilliant afternoon running round, playing in the mud and enjoying the countryside.
Today we were on one of our Classic Lads n dads experiences. These are a fantastic way to learn some Bushcraft skills and pass them on to kids while enjoying the countryside.
Places: Mugdock Country Park
Fauna: Crow, Buzzard, Woodpecker, Robin, Raven
Flora: Wood sorrel, Nettles, Mountain soft rush, Scotts Pine tree, Sycamore, Oak, Silver Birch, Crack willow
Today we were out and about in our local woodland on a Bush n Bash as part of our experiences for the October holidays. We had some beutiful autumnal weather for this and had a fantastic time out in the countryside.
We had one of our Classic Bush n Bash experiences at Mugdock Country park yesterday. These are a great way to get kids out and enjoying the countryside and mixing with others. Its also fantastic to see kids returning for more.
Yesterday we were out in the countryside with some Parents and kids on a Lads n Dads at Mugdock country park. We learned about foraging for food, Fire from friction and spark along with how to build a survival shelter.