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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Microscopic Marvels Digital Microscope Walk

Delve into nature’s details as you’ve never seen them before! Use microscopic lenses to see & photograph nature up close on this guided walk.

September 7, 2024
Fully funded with thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (booking required)
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Microscopic Marvels Digital Microscope Walk

Explore the natural habitat of Brandon riverside in a whole new experience. On this relaxed and friendly guided walk, you will have the opportunity to see the incredible details found in nature that would normally go unnoticed. You will be provided with a 40X microscopic clip-on lens (that works with almost all modern smartphones) to use during the walk. This will allow you to get an incredibly detailed view of the natural world! You will explore a wide range of interesting organisms such as lichen, plants, and insects in a level of detail we never normally get to see.

Using the clip-on lens will also allow you to take amazing macro photography pictures using your very own phone!


This walk will be led by David Atthowe, of Reveal Nature. See Reveal Nature’s amazing gallery of Microscopic images HERE.

Microscopic Marvels Digital Microscope Walk

When: Saturday 7th September

Where: Brandon Riverside

Time: 4.30pm-6pm

Meeting point: We will meet outside Brandon Leisure Centre, Church Rd, Brandon, IP27 0JB

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Ages: 16+ (under 18s should be accompanied by an adult throughout)

Cost: This event is fully funded with thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and players of the National Lottery.

Booking required: Book Now HERE

Further Information

Accessibility: This event will take place on a variety of surfaces including dirt tracks, grass and paved surfaces. The route will incorporate Brandon’s riverside pathways alongside the River Little Ouse. These may be narrow in places. Terrain may be uneven or muddy underfoot and walking will be taken at a slow pace as a group, led by a guide. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact the BFER team:
(E) (T) 01473 265600

Parking: Free parking is available at Brandon Leisure Centre

What to bring: Please bring your smartphone. Clip-on smart phone lenses will be provided, which are compatible with most modern smartphones. Magnifying glasses will also be available for those not wishing to use a phone.

Please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy closed toe footwear as the terrain may be uneven and muddy under foot. We recommend keeping legs and arms covered to minimise the risk of insect/tick bites.