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Date: Friday 30th September                                                                    Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! This week we’ll celebrate the fabulous nature found in the Cairngorms, doing some citizen science, and recording what we find. Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Friday 30th September                                                                                  Area: Inverness

A Bat Walk around Ness Islands

A short talk on bats at the Botanic Gardens followed by a walk to the Ness Islands to try and spot them using bat detectors. Please wrap up warmly and bring a torch. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Call or email to book

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Thursday 6th October                                                                     Area: Wester Ross

Puddle Jumpers: Forest Fun, Lael Forest near Ullapool

It is Scotland’s Year of Stories this year, so we are taking stories outside to discover nature with wee ones.

Today we are learning and looking for fungi, squirrels, building dens and more and finding sticks, inspired by a particularly sticky book.

Most suitable for preschool children who can walk but you can take a pushchair for this one if you like as we will mostly be on the forest paths (and just off it). Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone should be prepared for the outdoors.

Places are limited and booking essential by 1pm on the day of the event.

Time: 2.15pm – 3.15pm                               Booking ref: 005713ULLA

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected], 01854 613526

 

 

Date: Monday 10th October                                                                     Area: West Lochaber

Autumn Family Fun Day; Arisaig Gardens

Join the ranger and Active Schools Co-ordinator for a fun day of activities in Arisaig Gardens. There will be a family treasure hunt, fun Orienteering, scavenger hunts and autumn art running throughout the day. This is a drop-in self-led event, no booking required.

Time:  11am – 2pm

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: No booking required

Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 11th October                                                                     Area: Northwest Sutherland

Family rock pool event; Scourie beach

Join the ranger for a seashore search for crabs, winkles, starfish, sticklebacks and much more. Nets provided, just bring yourselves for a fun and educational afternoon.

Time:  2pm – 3.30pm

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected] or  Tel 07766475338

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 11th October                       Area: North Caithness

Rock Pool Rummage at Thurso East

Kids come along to Thurso East and have fun with the countryside rangers at our rock pool rummage. Use our nest to safely catch and learn all about the fascinating creatures who call this area home. Who will catch the largest crab, best fish or most beautiful shell? All equipment is provided but please ensure you wrap up warm and wear wellington boots or bring a change of clothes. Children can be left with the rangers for the duration of this activity. Booking is absolutely essential. There is no charge but a kind donation on the day will help ensure we can provide these activities in the future

Time: 2pm – 4pm                            Booking ref: OCT000003

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 11th October                                                                                   Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie

Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish, beadlet anemones, sea scorpions, colourful sea slugs, porcelain crabs and much, much more – meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed.  Adults must book on also. Meet at Clashnessie Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 057309.

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Call or email to book

Contact:  [email protected] Tel: 07825 116516

 

 

Date:     Tuesday 11th October                    Area: Easter Ross

Autumn Crafts at the Muir Hub

Join the Ranger for some Spring crafts at the Muir Hub using natural materials. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own finds. This is a drop in event so no need to book. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10am – 1pm                          Booking ref: No booking required

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 12th October                                                              Area: North Caithness

Whale & Dolphin Watching Presentation at Thurso Library

Come along to Thurso Library to learn all about how and where to go whale and dolphin watching along the north coast of Scotland. Discover what equipment you may need, where to go and what you may see. Learn about the various species which can be seen in our northern waters and have a go at the cetacean skull quiz. All children must be accompanied. Booking is essential. There is no charge but a kind donation on the day will help us to continue to provide activities such as this in the future.

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm                      Booking ref: ACT000116

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 12th October                                                                            Area: Inverness

All about Eagles – A tour of Strathdearn

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger in search of eagles, other raptors and mountain hares in the beautiful surroundings of Strathdearn near Tomatin. Transport provided to and from Inverness. More details given out on booking. £15 per person.

Time: 5.30pm – 9.30pm                                                             Booking ref: ACT000043

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 12th October                                                             Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

Join this local green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air.  Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep. All our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Time: 11am – 12pm

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 12th October                                                              Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Halloween & Bats!

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Thursday 13th October                                                                                 Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Animal treasure trail in Lochinver

Family fun in the Culag woods Lochinver. Search for clues and gather the evidence! Can you find all the animals? Meet at the Culag woodside car park, just passed the Primary school. 2km. Great for families.

Time: 2pm-4pm                               Booking ref: No need to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Contact:  [email protected]  Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Thursday 13th October                                                                   Area: North Sutherland

 

Armadale Bay to Kirtomy Guided Walk

Enjoy a 9.6km ranger led guided walk in north Sutherland, starting from Armadale Bay, across the open hill ground passing the deserted settlement of Poulouriscaig and on to Kirtomy. Stunning scenery, wild open country and great sea views along with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Some rough ground and inclines underfoot to navigate so reasonable level of fitness required. Suitable walking gear and packed lunch needed. Dogs are not welcome on these guided walks. A kind donation on the day will help ensure we can continue to provide such activities. Booking is essential.

Time: 10am – 12noon                                   Booking ref: ACT000117

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 13th October                      Area: Easter Ross

Monarchs of the Glen

Join the Ranger for a fabulous opportunity to witness the wonder of the annual red deer rut, where the males show off their funky moves and loud bellows while the females hang around watching. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  10am – 12pm                      Booking ref: 005642FRTS

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 14th October                                                                         Area: Northwest Sutherland

Exploring the dunes

A fairly easy walk through the wonderful dune system at Faraid head by Durness, a maze of paths, marram grass, flowers, bones, animal tracks and trails. Fun and fascination for the family.

Time: 10.30am – 12        Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected] or Tel 07766475338

 

 

Date: Friday 14th October                                                                         Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Tuesday 18th October                                                                                                   Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire

It’s the Year of Stories in Scotland so let’s enjoy some Stories by the Fire! Join the Ranger at Evanton Woods once a month for a story followed by some snacks by the fire and then some activities relating to the book. Books will include “We’re going on a bear hunt”, “The wild woods”, “Mole’s in Love”, “The wishing star” and more….

All children must be accompanied by an adult, these sessions are aimed at 2yrs to 7yrs, but younger and older children are welcome.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as we will be running sessions in all weather.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: 005714ALNE

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 19th October                                                                                            Area: Sutherland

Fungi Foray at Ledmore and Migdale

Fun guy or foe? Join us to look at some of the spectacular mushrooms to be found in the woods around Spinningdale and learn what you need to look for to identify them. This is designed as an identification workshop and not a foraging session. We will look at a variety of different species both edible and inedible.

Time: 10am – 12pm                                      Booking ref: 005640GOLS

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 19th October                                                                                           Area: Wester Ross

Wild Plants and their Uses, Autumn Walk, Ullapool

People have been using wild plants for thousands of years to make medicine and food and this walk will help you learn about some of these.  Please bring your notebook from the spring and summer walks with you and if you did not attend them, you will be provided with a foraging notebook to allow you to take notes.

This our final walk of three in this series.

Children over 7 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Distance approx. 3 km/1.7mi. Booking is essential by 4pm the day before the walk.

Time: 3.30pm – 5pm                                                                  Booking ref: 005336ULLA

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected], 01854 61352

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 19th October                                                                            Area: Inverness

The Slochd Shielings

A four mile walk from the Slochd along the old military road to explore some of the deserted villages on the hillside. The is in an upland area with some steepness and over rough ground at times. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Meeting place given out when booking.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please bring a packed lunch.

Time: 11am – 4pm                                        Booking ref: ACT000046

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Friday 21st October                            Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Druim an Aird Circular Walk                     

Join your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a day of wildlife tracks, signs and sightings with a bit of history too! Rough and boggy ground so wellies are advised! Dress up warm, bring drinks and packed lunch – good dogs very welcome. Booking essential. No unaccompanied children

Time:    11am – 2pm                                     Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 26th October                                                             Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

Join this local green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air.  Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep. All our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 25th October                                                                                                   Area: Sutherland

Fungi Foray at Loch Fleet

Fun guy or foe? Join us to look at some of the spectacular mushrooms to be found in the woods at Balblair and learn what you need to look for to identify them. This is designed as an identification workshop and not a foraging session. We will look at a variety of different species both edible and inedible.

Time:  1pm – 3pm                          Booking ref: 005641GOLS

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 27th October                            Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Walk

Join the Ranger for a regular walk around Lily Loch to identify and record the species we find there. Be part of some real-life science by helping record the biodiversity of this area. Each walk will be on track or easy ground and only last for an hour, so all are welcome. If you want to learn more about local wildlife or have some skills to offer, we would love you to book for one or two or even join us for every month!

Time: 11am – 12pm                       Booking ref: ACT000104

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 28th October                                                                         Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 2nd of November                                                                     Area: Wester Ross

Get Away from It All! Gruinard Bay and Eas Dubh Waterfalls, Gruinard

It is National Stress Awareness day so escape for a couple of hours with the ranger for a beachcomb and a walk to a waterfall.  Optional picnic on the beach afterwards.

Distance is 3km/2mi and can be boggy. Wear good outdoor boots, waterproofs and bring lunch.

Booking essential by 4pm on the 1st of November.

Time:  11am – 1pm                                                                      Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]         01854 613526

 

 

Date: Tuesday 8th of November                                                                             Area: Wester Ross

Ullapool Feel Good Festival – Walks and Maps Workshop, Ullapool Library 

Join the ranger to look at maps and places where you can walk this winter to stay active. If you need somewhere new to explore or advice on where to go and what you can see, please come along to this informal session.

Time:  6.30pm – 7.30pm                                             Booking ref: N/A

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Contact:  [email protected]         01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 9th of November                                                                                    Area: Wester Ross

Ullapool Feel Good Festival – Sensory Walk by the River, Ullapool

On this slow wander by Ullapool River we will be looking at colours, sounds and textures. This is part of Ullapool Feel Good Festival so take some time to care for your mental and physical wellbeing while making something to take home if you wish.

Suitable for adults only. Booking essential by 10am the morning before the walk.

Time:  11am – 12.30pm                                    Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]         01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 9th November                                                            Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

Join this local green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air.  Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep. All our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Time: 11am – 12pm                               Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 11th November                                                      Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time:11 am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 16th November                                           Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Winter

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                                          Booking ref: 005665GRAN

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 16th of November                                                    Area: Wester Ross

Wester Ross Green Volunteers– Ullapool Hill Path Clearance, Ullapool

As part of Ullapool Feel Good Festival, join the ranger to maintain the hill path so we can continue to use it this winter.  This is a green gym, proven to be good for the mind and body!

Suitable for adults only. This does not re               quire booking but please inform the ranger if you think you might come along.

Time:  10.30am – 12.30pm                          Booking ref: N/A

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Contact:  [email protected]                                       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 23rd November                                                                        Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

Join this local green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air.  Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep. All our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 24th November                  Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Walk

Join the Ranger for a regular walk around Lily Loch to identify and record the species we find there. Be part of some real-life science by helping record the biodiversity of this area. Each walk will be on track or easy ground and only last for an hour, so all are welcome. If you want to learn more about local wildlife or have some skills to offer, we would love you to book for one or two or even join us for every month!

Time: 11am – 12pm                       Booking ref: ACT000104

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 25th November                                                      Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 7th December                                                                           Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

Join this local green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air.  Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep. All our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 9th December                                                         Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 14th December                                                           Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Stickman

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                                          Booking ref:  005666GRAN

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 21st December                                                                         Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

Join this local green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air.  Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep. All our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Call or email to book

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 22nd December                                                                                                           Area: Nairn

Dawn Walk for the return of the sun after the Winter Solstice @ Nairn

Join your High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a walk to the beach at dawn to greet the return of the sun after the winter solstice.

As with all ranger events we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Suitable for families but no unaccompanied children please. Dress up warm! Fire, hot drinks and refreshments provided.

Time: 7am – 10am                          Booking ref: 005667NAIR

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]       07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Friday 23rd December                        Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222