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Date: Wednesday 12th September                           Area: Inverness

Go Slow – Walk – Ness Islands & Infirmary Bridge

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll through the Ness Islands and along the river for 30 minutes. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks, but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being. Adults only.

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref: 001201INRA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 September                 Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Coastal walk

Ranger led guided walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms. 4km. Suitable for families. No unaccompanied children.

Time: 11am  – 3pm                           Booking ref: 001192ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 September                                 Area: NW Sutherland

Guided Walk at Scourie

A leisurely coastal stroll by Scourie bay, ancient gneiss geology, garnets, otter signs, seabirds, a view of Handa island, moorland flowers and more. About 3km.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm.                    Booking ref: 001151 KNBV

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 September                       Area: Strathspey

Bats, Bats, Bats!

Bats are fascinating creatures and our only flying mammal. Come along and find out what bats eat, where they live and other interesting facts about these wonderful creatures as we wander through Grantown-on-Spey.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. There is some rough ground by the riverside. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

Meeting place to be given out after booking via email.

Distance approx.:  4km/2.5mi

Booking essential by 4pm on 14th September.

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm                 Booking ref:   001174GRAN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

 

Date:     Monday 17th September                               Area:  Lochaber

Puddle Jumpers Gaelic Storytime and outdoor fun

Come along to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre for a story and some outdoor fun through the medium of Gaelic.  Suitable for pre-school.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.   Meet at the Ben Nevis Visitor centre.  Booking essential.

Time: 1pm – 2pm             Booking ref:  001124LOCH

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 18th September                   Area: Wester Ross

Explore the Shieldaig Peninsula              

A stunning and fairly easy coastal walk, looking for herons, otters and sea eagles. Come and discover something about the history of the area, learn about the uses and folklore of the plants along the trail. Suitable for all the family. Please wear sturdy foot wear on this 2.5 mi/4 km walk. Booking essential by 4pm, Monday 17th September.

 

Time: 10:30am – 1pm                     Booking ref: 001079GAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date: Tuesday 18th September                   Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Bone caves, Inchnadamph

Guided walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential. good path but steep in places. 5km. No unaccompanied children.

Time: 11am – 2pm                            Booking ref:  001194ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 September                       Area: Strathspey

Ranger Ramble

A short walk across the road to meander through the garden at the Garve hotel in Grantown-on-Spey. Aimed at those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons. Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

Meeting place to be given out after booking.

Distance approx: 500m/0.3mi

Booking essential by 10.30am Wednesday 19th September

Time: 11am – 11.30am                         Booking ref:   001175GRAN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

 

Date: Wednesday 19th September                           Area: Thurso

‘Go Slow’, Thurso Riverside

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll along Thurso River path from Janet Street up to the salmon pool and back again. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being.

Meet at the Janet Street end of the riverside walk path just by Thurso bridge at 11am.

 

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref: 001111THUR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 20th September                 Area: NW Sutherland

Guided Walk at Castle Bharraich by Tongue

An interesting varied walk to this small enigmatic ruin and beyond over the hill [120m]; super views from the castle to Ben Loyal, Ben Hope and across the Kyle of Tongue; Moorland flowers and birds. Returning to the village by the old and quiet wooded road. About 7k.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                     Booking ref: 001152FARR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 21st September        Area: Inverness

Bat walk at the Botanics

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                 Booking ref: 001202INRA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 21st September                       Area: Badenoch

Bat, Bats, Bats!

Bats are fascinating creatures and our only flying mammal. Come along and find out what bats eat, where they live and other interesting facts about these wonderful creatures in the beautiful village of Laggan.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. There is some rough ground by the riverside but we won’t be walking far so perhaps suitable for those with mobility issues. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

Meeting place to be given out after booking.

Distance approx: 500m/0.3mi

Booking essential by 4pm Friday 21st September

Time: 7.30pm  – 9.30pm                                 Booking ref: 001179KING

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

 

Date: Saturday 22nd September                 Area: Inverness

Battlefield Autumn Walk

Explore the moor with a High Life Highland Ranger to discover the amazing creatures that live on Culloden Moor. Following the wander through the moor come inside and make a seasonal craft (this includes bug houses and planting seasonal flowers). This event is organised by the National Trust for Scotland.

Time: 11am – 1pm

Price: £12.00 – Family (2 adults; 2 children), £10.00 – Family (1 adult; 2 children), £5.00 – Additional Adult, £2.50 – Additional Child.

Booking: https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/creatures-of-culloden-family-nature-trails

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 25th September                   Area: Wester Ross

Brilliant Bothies – Diabeg to Craig Bothy

We will follow an undulating path in Torridon that takes us to Craig Bothy, carrying on to visit bouldery Craig beach. With stunning views of Skye, Raasay and Rona and the potential for all manner of wildlife, this is sure to be a lovely walk as autumnal colours set in. Wear sturdy footwear, bring waterproofs and lunch. This is suitable for adults and families with children over 8 years old. 8km/ 5mi. Booking essential by 4pm on 24th September.

Time: 11am – 3.30pm                     Booking ref:  001080GAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 26th September                       Area: Inverness

Go Slow – Walk – West Link Bridge & River Ness

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll over the new West Link bridge and along the River Ness for 30 minutes. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being.
Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to the Aquadome Leisure Centre at 11am. Adults only.

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref:  001203INRA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 26th September           Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk and a Blether

A short walk to Ullapool River for those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons.  Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds.

Distance approx. 0.5 km/0.25mi

 

Booking essential by 4pm on 25th September.

 

Time: 10.30am – 11am                   Booking ref: 001106ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date: Wednesday 26th September                           Area:  Lochaber

A Wee Walk and a Blether – Strontian

A short guided walk aimed at those who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being and meet others.  Booking essential.

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref:  001216ARDN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 26th September       Area: NW Sutherland

Guided coastal walk at Faraid head, Durness

Guided walk along a beautiful beach, exploring the amazing dunes on return, sea birds, sand and bones and of course very fine views. About 4km.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                     Booking ref: 001162KNBV

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 27th September                 Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Slow walk at Little Assynt

Join the Ranger for a leisurely stroll along the all ability path at Little Assynt. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well being. Meet at Lochinver village hall and lifts can be given from there. Great level path, 2km.

Time: 11am – 2pm                            Booking ref: 001195ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 27th September                                 Area: NW Sutherland

Guided Walk at Scourie

An energetic guided coastal walk at Scourie, over the hill on the north side of the bay, with great views south to Assynt and west across Handa island. Moorland flowers, bogs and a bit of ancient geology, some rough walking.

Time: 10.30am – 2pm                     Booking ref:  001161KNBV

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 September                   Area: Inverness

Nature Reserve Night Walk

Join the High Life Highland Ranger & the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve Project Officer for a look and listen to the crepuscular and nocturnal goings on of the reserve’s wildlife! Please bring a torch and warm clothing. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Meet at the bus turning circle at the end of Kessock Road

Time: 7pm – 9pm             Booking ref: 001204INRA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 3rd October                                                Area: Badenoch

Ranger Ramble

A short walk around Loch Imrich, Newtonmore aimed at those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons. Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

Meeting place to be given out after booking.

Distance approx: 500m/0.3mi

Booking essential by 5pm Tuesday 2nd Oct

Time: 11am – 11.30am                                   Booking ref:   001180KING

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

Date: Wednesday 3rd October                    Area: Inverness

Go Slow – walk – Caledonian Canal – east

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll along the Caledonian Canal heading east for 30 minutes. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being.

Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to the Aquadome Leisure Centre at 11am. Adults only.

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref:  001229INHS

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 4th October                          Area: Wester Ross

What’s that Fungi? A walk in the woods, Lael Forest     

Fungi is a fascinating form of life coming in all shapes, sizes, colours and smells. This time of year is the best time to see it. Join the ranger and our local (and international) expert Bruce Ing to wander around Lael Forest  for this fungi foray. This walk will be slow-paced, on track and suitable for adults and families. Distance 2.5km/1.5mi. Booking essential and places are limited.

Time: 2pm – 4.30pm                        Booking ref: 001081GAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date:  Friday 5th October                                               Area: Badenoch

Monarchs of the Glen

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.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

Suitable for those with mobility issues. Meeting place to be given out after booking.

Booking essential by 5pm Thursday 4th October

Time:  4pm – 7pm                Booking ref:   001181KING

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

 

Date:     Monday 8th October       Area:  Lochaber

Puddle Jumpers Storytime – Ben Nevis Visitor Centre

Come along to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre for a story and some outdoor fun.  Suitable for pre-school children.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.   Meet at the Ben Nevis Visitor centre.  Booking essential.

Time: 1pm – 2pm             Booking ref: 001127LOCH

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 9th October           Area:     Lochaber

Wee wander and a blether – Ballachulish

A short guided walk aimed at those who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being and meet others.  Booking essential.

Time: 12pm – 12.30pm                  Booking ref:  001153KNLV

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 9th October                          Area:  Lochaber

Puddle Jumpers Storytime – Ballachulish

Come along to Ballachulish quarry for a story and some outdoor fun.  Suitable for pre-school children.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.   Booking essential.

Time: 1pm – 2pm             Booking ref: 001128KNLV

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 10th October                  Area:  Lochaber

A Wee Walk and a Blether – Strontian

A short guided walk aimed at those who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being and meet others.  Booking essential.

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref:  001216ARDN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 10th October                  Area: Inverness

Go Slow – walk – Caledonian Canal  – west

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll along the Caledonian Canal heading west towards Muirtown for 30 minutes. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being.

Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to the Aquadome Leisure Centre at 11am. Adults only.

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref: 00130INHS

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 12th October                              Area: Caithness

 ‘Go Slow’ guided walk by Wick River

Join the Ranger and enjoy a short leisurely stroll along the riverside path in Wick. Lasting approx. 30 mins and up to 1 hour.  Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake a more strenuous/demanding walk. Enjoy the fresh air and help your health and well-being in the outdoors.
Meet at the railway station.

Time: 10.30am – 11am                   Booking ref: 0001205WICK

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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:  Monday 15th October                        Area:  Lochaber

Wee Wander and a blether – Glen Nevis 

A short guided walk aimed at those who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being and meet others.  Booking essential.

Time: 12pm – 12.30pm                  Booking ref:  001129LOCH

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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: Monday 15th October                         Area:  Lochaber

Puddle Jumpers Storytime – Ben Nevis Visitor Centre

Come along to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre for a story and some outdoor fun.  Suitable for pre-school children.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.   Meet at the Ben Nevis Visitor centre.  Booking essential.

Time: 1pm – 2pm                             Booking ref:  001130LOCH

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 16th October                        Area: Thurso

‘Go Slow’, Thurso East Shore

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger and enjoy a leisurely 30 minute stroll along the shore path at Thurso east just by Thurso Castle. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake a more strenuous/demanding walk. Enjoy the fresh air and do wonders for your health and well-being in the outdoors.

Meet at Thurso east river mouth at the end of Sir Archibald Road (by CLB) at 11am.

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref: 001112THUR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 17th October                 Area:  Lochaber

Dens under the Ben

Join the Ranger at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre for some family den building fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 1pm – 2pm                             Booking ref: 001165LOCH

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 17th October                 Area: Wester Ross

In Search of the Dinosaur’s Nest

It is, or was until now, a very well-kept secret that dinosaurs have remained at Laide Community woodland for million years. Palaeontologists (scientists who study dinosaurs) are in need of some new recruits to help research them. Your first training exercise is to follow the clues to work out where the nest of the dinosaur is. Suitable for families. Distance 2.5km/1.5mi. Booking essential and places limited. Book by 4pm 16/10/2018

Time: 2pm – 4.30pm                       Booking ref: 001082GAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 17th October                 Area: Lochaber

Dinosaur Family Fun!

Dinosaur fun for all the family at Sailean nan Cuileag. Search for the clues, find the answers and watch out for the dinosaurs! Meet at Sailean nan Cuileag Forestry Commission carpark , between Resipole Caravan Park and Salen Village. This is a self-led event on good footpaths with some steep slopes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: Drop in any time between 2pm – 4.30pm                 Booking ref: Booking not required

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 17th 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. Walk 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:  001224GRAN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 18th October                                      Area: Strathspey

Ranger Ramble

A short walk around the outskirts of Aviemore aimed at those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons. Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children. Meeting place to be given out after booking.  Booking essential by 10am Wednesday 17th October

Distance approx: 1km/0.6mi

Time: 11am – 11.30am                                   Booking ref:   001182GRAN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

 

Date: Friday 19th October              Area:  Sutherland

Fungal Foray, Loch Fleet

Fun guy or foe? Join us to look at some of the spectacular mushrooms to be found at Loch Fleet NNR and learn what you need to look for to identify them.

Time: 10am – 1pm           Booking ref:  000672GOLS

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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: Monday 22nd October                        Area:  Lochaber

Wee Wander and a blether – Fort William 

A short guided walk aimed at those who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being and meet others.  Booking essential.

Time: 12pm- 12.30pm                    Booking ref: 001131LOCH

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 23rd October                        Area: Wester Ross

Achnahaird to Garvie Bay Geology Walk

Just after Earth Sciences week, we are visiting a favourite geological walk in Coigach.

Step back in time on this geology-themed coastal walk in the North West Highlands Geopark. Take a glimpse into the fossil records of the first life to appear on earth and walk through the fall-out of a meteorite strike. It’s also a great walk for spotting seals, seabirds and otters. Bring sturdy footwear and lunch. 5.25 mi/8.5 km.

 

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm               Booking ref: 001088ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 23rd October                                        Area: Badenoch. Highland Folk Museum

Here be Dinosaurs! Jurassic Park comes to life?

Do you think dinosaurs could still exist without us humans knowing? Do you think it’s possible after so many millions of years? Come along and see with the local Countryside Ranger Saranne. We’ll look for any signs or tracks of possible dinosaurs and make up our own minds!’

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds.

Bookings through the Highland Folk Museum: [email protected] or call 01540 673551 to book your place. Each session lasts approx. 1.5 hours

Distance approx: 2km/1.2mi

Booking essential by 5pm Monday 22nd October

Time:  11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 24th October                 Area: Inverness

In Search of the Dinosaur’s Nest

Did you know that dinosaurs have survived at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve for million years? Palaeontologists (scientists who study dinosaurs) are in need of some new recruits to help research them. Your first training exercise is to follow the clues to work out where the nest of the dinosaur is. Suitable for families. Distance 2.0km/1.25mi. Booking essential and places limited. Book by 4pm 23/10/2018. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2pm – 4pm                              Booking ref:  001227INHS

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 24th October                  Area:  Lochaber

Fires under the Ben

Join the Ranger at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre for some family bushcraft fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 1pm – 2pm                             Booking ref: 001166LOCH

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 24th October                  Area:  Lochaber

A Wee Walk and a Blether – Strontian

A short guided walk aimed at those who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being and meet others.  Booking essential.

Time: 11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref:  001216ARDN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 24th October              Area: Wester Ross

Full moon walk, Ullapool Hill   

The full moon in October is known as the Hunter’s Moon because it was the moon used to hunt animals before the winter set in.  Providing clear weather, the way on this walk will be lit by the moonlight. We aim to get to the top of the hill. The walk will follow paths but it is steep and rough in places and can be wet. Suitable for adults and families with children over 8. Please bring good footwear, a torch, a snack and drink. Distance 3mi/5km. Booking essential by 4pm on the day of the walk.

Time: 6pm – 9.00pm                       Booking ref: 001083ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date:  Thursday 25th October                      Area: Lochaber

Pirate Family Fun!

Pirate fun for all the family at Strontian Community Woodland. Search for the clues, find the answers and hunt for Pirate gold! Meet at the main entrance to the Community Woodland, behind the Village Hall/Dailmhor House. Parking available at the Village Hall. This is a self-led event on good footpaths with some steep slopes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: Drop in any time between 2pm and 4pm                  Booking ref: booking not required

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 25th 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 wood car park passed the Primary school. 2km. Great for families.

Time: 2pm – 4pm                              Booking ref: booking not required

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 26th October                            Area:  Lochaber

Bugs under the Ben

Join the Ranger at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre for some family bug fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 1pm – 2pm                             Booking ref: 001167LOCH            

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.  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 26th October              Area:  Easter Ross

Lochanan nan Tunag, Kildary Walk

Join us for an enjoyable autumn walk. The old gravel quarries near Kildary have been taken over by wildlife and provide a gentle and peaceful way to spend a few hours.

Time: 10am – 12pm        Booking ref:  000673IVGN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 30th October                                         Area: Strathspey

Ranger Ramble

A short walk around Ellan Wood, Carrbridge aimed at those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons. Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk. As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children. Meeting place to be given out after booking.

Distance approx: 1km/0.6mi

Booking essential by 10am Tuesday 30th October

Time: 11am – 11.30am                                   Booking ref:   001183GRAN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

 

Date: Tuesday 30th October                         Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk and a Blether,  Flowerdale, Gairloch

A short walk in Flowerdale Glen for those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons.  Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds.

Distance approx. 0.5 km/0.25mi

Booking essential by 4pm on 29th October.

 

Time: 10.30am – 11am                   Booking ref: 001105GAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date:     Tuesday 30th October                     Area: Caithness

Eagles Rock Guided Walk

An enjoyable hill walk out to the crash site of the Duke of Kent where we will visit the memorial. Passing Borgue Ruadh broch, Borgue loch and the old crofting settlement of Bogroy. Approximately 7/8km. Not suitable for dogs. Please bring packed lunch. Walking boots/outdoor clothing required. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Some rough walking.

 

Time:    10am – 2.30pm                 Booking ref: 00109WICK

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 31st October                  Area: Glenmore, Strathspey

Spooky Halloween tea time!

Enjoy a very scary mini Woodland Trail and some Halloween themed activities back at the Gruesome Glenmore Visitor Centre where you can enjoy your creepy scary tea courtesy of Cobbs Cafe. Prize for the best chilling, bloodcurdling costume. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, (10% discount on teas / coffees cake for accompanying adults in Cobb’s cafe).

Time:  4pm – 6pm

Drop-in event, £6 per child payable to Cobbs Café for Halloween buffet tea & drinks.

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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] 01479 874 696

 

 

Date: Wednesday 7th November                                                                                                                               Area: Wester Ross

Wander to Slaggan Bay

This walk for National Stress Awareness Day is a relaxed and slow-paced walk designed to unwind and take stock.  Get away from normal life and join the ranger to look for wildlife, stretch the legs and have a relaxing time on the beach with some mindful activities.

Track for most of the walk distance 10km/6.25mi. Booking essential by  4pm, Tuesday 6th November.

Suitable for everyone who is able to walk the distance.

Time: 11am – 3pm                           Booking ref: 001094GAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 613904

 

 

Date: Tuesday 13th November    Area:  Sutherland

Birdwatching, Golspie

We’ll walk through Balblair Woods to the bird hide overlooking Loch Fleet. Here we will identify the birds congregating at a high tide roost.

 

Time: 10am – 1pm           Booking ref:  000674GOLS

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 21st November             Area:  Sutherland

Birdwatching, The Mound

We will spend time looking at the variety of beautiful bird species to be found in the bay.

 

Time: 10am – 12pm        Booking ref:   000675GOLS

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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 28th November            Area:  Easter Ross

Winter tree ID, Milton

Struggling with the difference between Birch and Beach, Holly and Hawthorn, or Alder and Elder? Join us at Milton woods to learn how to distinguish between our native tree species, and learn about their historic use and folklore.

 

Time: 10am – 12pm        Booking ref:   000676IVGN

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. 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]