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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


Harmeny School

Harmeny Outdoors offers a selection of adventure and environmental activities to schools, community groups, voluntary and private organisations. We are fully licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) as well as being approved by many Local Authorities for the delivery of adventurous activities.

Our Outdoor Learning Centre is based within the grounds of Harmeny School, a thirty-five acre woodland and wildlife area, situated in Balerno, at the foot of the Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh. This location allows for a unique outdoor learning resource, including: mature woodland, pond, wildflower meadow, allotment, aerial walkway, bird hide, mountain bike and go kart track, adventure playground, skate park, sports pitch and a wide range of outdoor play equipment. From here, we are able to offer a range of experiences and opportunities both within and outside the grounds, including: mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, bushcraft skills, orienteering, environmental and team building activities.

Our team of three Outdoor Learning Facilitators have an extensive range of skills and qualifications in education, adventurous and environmental activity and are particularly skilled at working with children who have social, emotional, behavioural needs, as well as young people and groups from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In addition, we can offer developmental qualifications and opportunities for practitioners who aspire to use the outdoors within their own individual field of work.

Any of our activities can be individually tailored to meet the needs of individual groups and can be fully integrated into the Curriculum for Excellence or other programmes, such as John Muir Award or The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
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45 Mansfield Rd, Balerno
EH14 7JY

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Contact Telephone: 0131 449 3938 / 5002
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This record was last modified on: 24 February 2020