Will you spot a dolphin or find a puffin during N-east Festival?

A two-day festival celebrating wildlife and walking in the Energetica corridor are looking for visitors from across the North-east to take the plunge and learn something new.

Organisers have planned even more events for this year’s Energetica Walking & Wildlife Festival, due to the success of last year’s event.

Running on Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25, the outdoor festival includes various fun activities such as guided walks, dolphin watching, pond dipping, puffin spotting and wildlife photography lessons.

Explore the outdoors while on the family-friendly festival which allows visitors the chance to experience the natural beauty and diversity that makes the Energetica corridor unique.

All events are led by experts and most are free.

Energetica is a 30-mile haven stretching from the Bridge of Don to Peterhead and west to the airport. The programme aims to cement the area as Scotland’s energy corridor, thriving in a natural environment.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Head of Economic Development, and Chair of the Energetica Lifestyle and Leisure Group, Belinda Miller, said: “The Walking & Wildlife Festival is a unique opportunity to discover the delights of the natural environment right on your doorstep. Under the guidance of our experts people can discover how much there is to see, do and learn about this stunning area.”

Energetica Programme Executive, Derek McCrindle, said: “With such a wide range of events on offer, the festival is great for people who want to try something new.”

Most events are free, booking is essential. For the full programme, visit energetica.uk.com/festival2014.