Outdoor Learning Hub at QMU

The Outdoor Learning Hub is for everyone to enjoy, including our students, visitors, the communities we serve, and educators across Scotland.   

We invite you think about the gifts outdoor places like this offer, for activity, learning and well-being.  

Imagine how you might learn, play, make, or be in places like this where you live, work, lead or relax. 

The Discovery Trail provides an accessible route through our meadow, pond, woods, hedgerows, and Wee Forest.  In the Wee Forest you will find the Howff, a sheltered place for meeting, activities, learning and performance.

Wooden waymarkers show the way along the route as per this map (LEAVE THIS NOTE TO ADD A LINK TO THE MAP).  On each one there is a QR code connecting  to online videos and information.  

The stops on the route are set out below. 

View of a grassy area with a flock of geese amongst some trees on a sunny day

A cultivated space for meeting, looking and learning. 

View of a footpath in Queen Margaret University Campus surrounded by trees

A grassland re-planted with meadow flowers. 

Wild thistle at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

An accessible place to grow fruit and vegetables. 

A swan swimming in a pond with a grassy embankment in the distance surrounded by trees

The sea starts here - a pond connected to the River Esk. 

Close up image of some wild flowers with buttercups out of focus in the background

If we care for a hedgerow we provide a home to a huge range of plants, trees, birds and mammals

To book any of the outdoor spaces for an organised activity please (keep this note to add email link)

We have created this Outdoor Learning Hub in partnership with Architecture and Design Scorland, and NatureScot.

Nature Scotland Logo  Achitectural Design Scotland


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