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Date: Wednesday 13th March                     Area: Inverness

A Short Walk into Nature – 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 1 hour/3km. 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. Adults only.  Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to Inverness Leisure.

Time: 11am – 12am                         Booking ref:  001567INHS

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].com

 

 

Date: Wednesday 13th March                     Area: Aviemore

Short Walk into Nature

Meet at High Life Highland Hub in Aviemore wearing warm clothes.

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                        Booking ref:       001635GRAN

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 13th March                     Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guided hill walk to an ancient 2,000yr old wheelhouse by Laid near Durness.

Hill walk [300m] with exceptional views across Loch Eriboll to Ben Hope and beyond, moorland wildlife and ancient mysterious archaeology, returning by way of a beautiful highland burn. Adults only, about 5k.

Time: 10.30am – 2pm                     Booking ref: 001573KNBV

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 14th March                           Area: Inverness

A Spring Walk at Merkinch

Time: 2pm – 4pm                             Booking ref: 001813INHS

Come out of hibernation and join us for a spring walk around Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. We will be looking for signs of spring and getting a bit of fresh air and exercise at the same time. Hot drinks and a snack at the end will be provided to entice you along. 2.5 km/1.5 miles easy pace. Suitable for all ages and family groups. Meet at the picnic area near the bus turning circle at the end of Kessock Road.
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].com

 

 

Date:  Thursday 14th March                          Area: Wester Ross

Wester Ross Green Volunteers: Gairloch Beach Path Clearance

Keep warm on this March day by helping clear the path going down to Gairloch Beach. Bring a flask of tea and lunch (if you want to picnic on the beach afterwards) and outdoor clothing and sturdy boots or shoes.  This is a self-led activity but the ranger will be working with you and there will be tools and gloves to borrow and biscuits/cake to eat.

Time:  11am – 1pm                                          Booking ref: N/A

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 613526

 

 

Date:  Thursday 14th March                          Area: North Sutherland

Skelpick Burn Walk

Join the ranger on this 10.9km quite demanding hill walk, along the Skelpick Burn in north Sutherland. Enjoy wonderful open landscapes, remnant native woodland and a wonderful waterfall. Some rough ground to negotiate so suitable walking gear, packed lunch and good level of fitness required. Booking essential.

Time: 10am – 3.30pm                     Booking ref: 001621FARR

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 15th March                 Area: Sutherland

Lichen Safari, Golspie

What is lichen? What can it tell you about your local environment? What can you use it for?

Delve in to this fascinating topic and learn about the hidden world of lichens! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring warm clothing.

 

Time: 1.30pm – 5pm                       Booking ref: 001627GOLS

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: Sunday 17th March                               Area: North Caithness

Caithness Countryside Volunteers Work Day – St John’s Pool

Come along to St John’s Pool at Dunnet and join other willing volunteers undertaking various work tasks to get the bird pool and hides looking great ready for the influx of migrant nesting birds. Bring suitable outdoor work clothing, tools/gloves provided but feel free to bring your own too.

Time: 10am – 1pm                           Booking ref: 001617THUR

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 20th March                     Area: Inverness

A Short Walk into Nature –The Caledonian Canal – East

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll along the Caledonian Canal heading east for 1 hour/3km. 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. Adults only.  Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to Inverness Leisure.

Time: 11am -12am                           Booking ref: 001570INHS

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 20th March                    Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

Join the ranger for this short, low-level and slow-paced walk around Strontian village. Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep.

Perhaps you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk with company, everyone is welcome. Over 18 yrs only. Booking is essential.

 

Time: 11am – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001754ARDN

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 20th March                     Area: Sutherland

Golden Eagle Talk at Dornoch Library

The Golden Eagle is an iconic part of the Scottish Upland landscape. Join the Countryside Ranger for a talk about this majestic bird, its natural history and impact on the Highlands. This talk is aimed at adults and is not suitable for small children.

 

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: 001522DORN

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 21st March                          Area: North Caithness

A Wee Nature Walk at Castletown

Come along to Castletown Village and Join the local countryside ranger for a short nature walk designed to cater for folk not comfortable undertaking longer walks. Enjoy good company, fresh air and learn a little more about nature.  Meet at the car park opposite the village shop.

 

Time: 9.30am – 10am                     Booking ref: 001618THUR

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 21st March                          Area: Caithness

 A wee nature walk, in John O’ Groats

Get out and enjoy some fresh air, good company and find out about the natural world on your doorstep.  Join the Ranger for a short walk, on pavement or track throughout. Lasting 30 – 45 minute and aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake a more strenuous or demanding walk.
Meet at John O’ Groat’s football pitch car park.

 

Time: 3pm – 3.30pm                       Booking ref: 001647WICK

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 21st March                                          Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: Shapes and Patterns in Nature, Ullapool 

Today we will be walking with a view to seeing shapes, patterns and textures in nature on a short guided walk. Bring a camera if you have one.

This is a short, low-level and slow-paced walk around Ullapool village. Perhaps you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk with company, everyone is welcome.

Over 18 years only. Distance approx. 0.5 km/0.25mi

Booking essential by 4pm on 20th of March.

Time:  2pm – 3pm                                                           Booking ref: 001693ULLA

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 613526

 

 

Date:  Thursday 21st March                          Area: North Sutherland

Guided hill walk [307m] up “The Watch hill” near Tongue

Guided walk up this excellent hill with superb views all around the Kyle of Tongue, to Ben Tongue, Ben Hope, Ben Loyal and beyond. Moorland wildlife, plants & birds

Time: 10.30am – 2pm                     Booking ref: 001624FARR

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 21st March                           Area: Inverness

All about Eagles – Talk

The King of Birds the golden eagle is a classic symbol of wild places and is the Highland’s top predator. Find out more at this illustrated talk at the Spectrum Centre. Suitable for all ages.

Time: 12pm – 1.30pm                    Booking ref: 001779INHS

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 25th March                            Area: Assynt, Sutherland

A Wee Walk to Nature: To find frog spawn in Lochinver

Join the Ranger for some nature therapy. We will start in the Lochinver Mission (An Cala Café) on a short and slow-paced walk in the Culag woods to look for the year’s first frog spawn. This walk is aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air for a short period.  Or if you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or you are just looking to have a short guided walk with company, please book on.  Over 18 years only. Distance approx. 1 km/0.5mi. Please book online or give Andy a ring on 01571 844654.

 

Time: 11am – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001666ULLA

Price:    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 26th March,                           Area: Lochaber

A Short Walk into Nature

These short, ½ hour, slow paced guided walks are aimed at people who would like to get outside to enjoy the benefits of fresh air to improve better health and well-being. Booking required. Meet outside Caol library. Adults only.

Time: 11.30am  – 12pm                                 Booking ref: 001758LOCH

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 26th March,         Area: Lochaber

Eco club

After school club for 8 -12yr olds. Join the Ranger at Caol Youth Centre for fun environmental activities. Booking required.

Time: 3.15pm – 4pm       Booking ref:  001759LOCH

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 27th March                    Area: Culloden

Volunteer Tree & Bulb Planting Day at Culloden Avenue

Help us improve the woodland for people and wildlife. Join other volunteers and help to plant oak trees and wildflower bulbs along Culloden Avenue. Please bring your own gloves and trowels if you can, otherwise we can provide them. No booking required. Suitable for people of all ages.

Time: 3pm – 5pm             Booking ref:       N/A

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: No booking required

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 28th March                           Area: North Caithness

Brough to Dwarick via Dunnet Head

Walk the entire way around Dunnet Head from the village of Brough to Dwarick Pier with the local countryside Ranger. Enjoy wonderful high sea cliffs, views across the north coast and Orkney, history and wildlife on this 11.4km walk. Some rough ground to negotiate so suitable walking gear, packed lunch and good level of fitness required. Help with return vehicles required. Booking essential.

Time: 10am – 4pm                           Booking ref: 001622THUR

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 2nd April                 Area: North Caithness

A Wee Nature Walk at Dunnet

Come along to Dunnet Village and Join the local countryside ranger for a short nature walk designed to cater for folk not comfortable undertaking longer walks. Enjoy good company, fresh air and learn a little more about nature. Meet at the Brittania Hall car park in Dunnet Village.

Time: 9.30am – 10am                     Booking ref: 001616THUR

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 April                         Area: Inverness

A Short Walk into Nature – Caledonian Canal – West

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll along the Caledonian Canal heading west towards Muirton for 1 hour/3km. 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. Adults only.  Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to Inverness Leisure.

Time: 11am – 12pm                        Booking ref:       001571INHS

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 April                          Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

Join the ranger for this short, low-level and slow-paced walk around Strontian village. Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep.

Perhaps you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk with company, everyone is welcome. Over 18 yrs only. Booking is essential.

 

Time: 11am – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001754ARDN

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 April                           Area: Badenoch: Melgarve

Golden Eagle Tour

The Golden Eagle is an iconic part of the Scottish Upland Landscape.  Join your local Countryside Ranger for a Golden Eagle tour in a stunning location within the Cairngorms National Park. We’ll be searching for these beautiful symbolic birds while looking at its ecology and impact on the Highlands of Scotland.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Dress warm as we’ll be stationary.

Suitable for those with mobility issues as a minibus will be provided. Booking essential as places limited to 10. No bookings accepted after 4pm Friday 29th March. Pick up Aviemore.

Meeting place to be given out after booking via email.

 

Time:    4pm – 8pm                         Booking ref: 001591KING

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 April                                Area: Nairn

Golden Eagle Talk

The Golden Eagle is an iconic part of the Scottish Upland Landscape. Join your local Countryside Ranger for a talk about this majestic bird, its natural history and impact on the Highlands. Booking essential. No bookings taken after midday Wednesday 3rd April. Venue details given out by email after booking.

 

Time: 5.30pm – 7pm                       Booking ref:  001599NAIR

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 April                                Area: Caithness

 A wee nature walk, in John O’ Groats

Get out and enjoy some fresh air, good company and find out about the natural world on your doorstep.  Join the Ranger for a short walk, on pavement or track throughout. Lasting 30 – 45 minute and aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake a more strenuous or demanding walk.
Meet at John O’ Groat’s football pitch car park.

 

Time: 3pm – 3.30pm                       Booking ref: 001647WICK

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 April                                                Area: Wester Ross

Dawn Riverside Walk, Lael near Ullapool

Set your alarm clock for an early walk by the River Broom. At this time of year, birds are really starting to sing and the smell of spring is in the air. Bring a torch for the start of the walk, a hot drink and some breakfast if you like.

Distance approx. 4 km/2.5 mi

Booking essential by 4pm on 3rd of April. Please ask if you would like to bring your dog.

Time:  6.15am – 8.30am                                               Booking ref:  001696ULLA

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 613526

 

 

Date: Saturday 6th April                  Area: North Caithness

Dunnet Beach Clean

Please spare some time and help other willing volunteers give Dunnet Beach a good spring clean ready for the coming summer season. Gloves and bags provided, just wrap up warm. All children must be accompanied. Area of beach to be cleaned will be decided closer to the date. Look out for posters/adverts.

Time:    11am – 2pm       Booking ref: 001619THUR

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:     Saturday 6th April              Area: Strathspey

Drop in Community event at the Roche Moutonnée, Dulnain Bridge.

In glacial terms, a rôche moutonnée is a rock formation created by the passing of a glacier.  This beautiful community managed site needs some hands-on love and attention. Join your local Countryside Ranger and Volunteer Cairngorm to restore this site to its former glory while using your muscles in the great outdoors!

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. Wear old warm clothes and decent boots or wellies. Warm drinks and biscuits provided. Bring lunch if you’re planning to do the whole day!

Time: 11am – 3pm                           Booking ref: N/A

Price:    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:  Sunday 7th April                    Area: Caithness

Caithness Countryside Volunteers, Achvarasdal Broch

Come along to help with habitat improvement work on World Health Day.  We will we be working in collaboration with Caithness Broch Project to improve access to archaeology on site.    This is a drop in event and participants must be prepared for working in the outdoors; sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing.  All gloves, tools and refreshments provided afterwards.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                             Booking ref: drop in

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 8th April                                                  Area: Wester Ross

Wester Ross Green Volunteers: Red Point Beach Clean, near Gairloch

Continuing our work from the last two years, we will be working to clean this beautiful beach which catches lots of rubbish from the sea. Come and help for as long as you like.

  • Bags, gloves (but bring your own if you can) and pickers provided
  • Learn about life and the view from as you clean
  • Wear sturdy footwear and bring layers of clothing
  • Bring a packed lunch
  • We have baking!

Please let the ranger know if you think you might come and ask if you would like to bring your dog.

Time: 11am – 3pm                                           Booking ref: N/A

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 613526

 

 

Date: Monday 8th April                   Area: Lochaber

Activity  Puddle Jumpers

Outdoor activity session for 7yrs and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Meet at the Ben Nevis visitor centre.

Time: 11am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 001760LOCH

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 8th April                                                                                  Area: Assynt, Sutherland

A Wee Walk to Nature: To learn bird song in Lochinver

Join the Ranger for some nature therapy. We will start in the Lochinver Mission (An Cala Café) on a short and slow-paced walk in the Culag woods to listen for woodland bird song. This walk is aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air for a short period.  Or if you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or you are just looking to have a short guided walk with company, please book on.  Over 18 years only. Distance approx. 1 km/0.5mi. Please book online or give Andy a ring on 01571 844654.

 

Time: 11am – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001667ULLA

Price:    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 8th April               Area: Easter Ross

Spring Flowers at Fairy Glen

Encounter the splendour of wild flowers in bloom at the beautiful Fairy Glen. This enchanting area of woodland is an important part of the history of Rosemarkie and important for local wildlife. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Time:    1pm – 3pm                         Booking ref:  001628FRTS

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 April                   Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Activity – Rockpooling at Clachtoll

Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish 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.  Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 3.30pm – 5pm                        Booking ref: 001669ULLA

Price:    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 April                   Area: Lochaber

 A Short Walk into Nature

These short, ½ hour, slow paced guided walks are aimed at people who would like to get outside to enjoy the benefits of fresh air to improve better health and well-being. Booking required. Meet outside Caol library. Adults only.

Time: 11.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: 001758LOCH

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 April                                                        Area:  Lochaber

Fires under the Ben

Come along and explore the outdoor classroom, build a fire and toast some marshmallows.  Children must be accompanied by an adult

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                             Booking ref:       001428LOCH

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 April                        Area: Badenoch. Kingussie

Red Squirrel Treasure Trail

Do you have what it takes to be a red squirrel? Drop in, self-led event aimed at family groups. Follow the marked trail and see if you can solve all of the questions and complete the course. Event venue: Tom Baraidh Woods: Meet at the River Gynack side of the woods to pick up your pack. Post code: PH21 1LR. Grid Ref: NH755018. Distance approx. 1km or so. Some rough ground and a steep slope. No unaccompanied children please.

Time:  2pm – 4pm                            Booking ref: N/A

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 10th April                        Area: Ardnamurchan

Golden Eagle Treasure Hunt

Drop in, self-led event for the whole family at Sailean na Cuileag, near Salen. Do you have what it takes to be a golden eagle? Follow the marked trail and see if you can answer the questions and complete the course. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Time:  1.30pm – 3.00pm                                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 10th April                                        Area: Wester Ross

In Search of the Dinosaur’s Nest, Laide

This Easter there is a different kind of egg hunt at Laide Community Woodland. It is a very well-kept secret that dinosaurs have remained there 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 with children aged between 4 and 11.

Distance: 2.5km/1.5mi.

Numbers are limited and booking essential by 4pm on 9thof April. Please book adults on in addition to children.

Time:  2pm – 4pm                                             Booking ref:  001697GAIR

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 613526

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 10th April                        Area: Easter Ross

Bat Talk at Tain Library

Bats are fascinating creatures and the world’s only flying mammal! Come along and find out more surprising and interesting facts about these often misunderstood mammals. This talk is aimed at adults and is not suitable for small children.

 

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref:  001632TAIN

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 11th April                           Area: Caithness

Wizardry school, Wick

Magical warriors needed, all tuition given.  Enrol for one day at the north’s premiere magic school for spells, duelling, hat making and mystical creatures.  Bring a packed lunch, drink and snack.  Dressing up is optional.  Please apply for your space as numbers are limited, all bookings must be made by 7th April.  For children aged 6-7 years. Please let us know if your child has allergies. The potion making lesson involves the following ALLERGENIC ingredients: ALMONDS, oats (contains GLUTEN), PORK FAT. The potions will NOT be for human consumption but will involve handling and grinding of these and other ingredients.

Time:    10am – 3pm       Booking ref:  001653WICK

Price: £12 PAYG £10 discount

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 11th April               Area: Easter Ross

Spring Flowers at Teandore Oakwood

Visit the ancient oak wood and open air preaching site. We will listen for summer migrants and learn about indicator plant species of ancient woods. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring sturdy footwear.

 

Time: 10am – 1pm                            Booking ref:  001629DING

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 11th April                               Area: Inverness

Roaming in the Gloaming – dusk walk

The days are lengthening and spring is on its way. Stretch those legs on an evening walk with the ranger looking for signs of the changing seasons in the beautiful natural world of Merkinch Nature Reserve. Hot drinks provided. 4km/2.5 miles. Booking essential & children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Meet at the picnic area near the bus turning circle at the end of Kessock

Time: 7.30pm – 9pm                       Booking ref:       001495INHS

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 11th April                               Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Introduction to birdwatching, Lairg

Ranger led guided walk through Ferrycroft woods with views to Loch Shin. Learn some of the common bird songs and tips to help identify them. Bring binoculars if you have them. Suitable for families but no unaccompanied children allowed.  2km. Meet at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg. Grid ref: NC 093215.

Time: 11am – 1pm                            Booking ref:  001670GOLS

Price:    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 11th April                                              Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: Trees from Around the World, Lael near Ullapool 

Today we will be walking somewhere a bit different at Lael Forest Garden.

Learn about the trees in this site and the range of countries they come from.

This is a short, low-level and slow-paced walk. Perhaps you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk with company, everyone is welcome.

Over 18 years only. Distance approx. 0.5 km/0.25mi

Booking essential by 4pm 10th of April.

Time:  2pm – 3pm                                                           Booking ref:  001698ULLA

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 613526

 

 

Date:  Thursday 11th April                                              Area:  Lochaber

Wee wander and a blether in Ballachulish

Short 30 minute walk round the Ballachulish quarry.

Meet with others, chat and enjoy the views on this short Guided walk.

Time: 12.30pm – 1pm                                    Booking ref: 001420KNLV

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 April                     Area: North Caithness

Egg Case Hunt at Sandside Bay

Join the local countryside Ranger at Sandside Bay for a family egg hunt with a difference. We will look for and record any skate or ray egg-cases (mermaid’s purse) we can discover on the beach. Learn about the different species found here and have fun helping in their conservation.  All children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Time:    9.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: 001620THUR

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 April                     Area: Caithness

Wizardry school, Wick

Magical warriors needed, all tuition given.  Enrol for one day at the north’s premiere magic school for spells, duelling, hat making and mystical creatures.  Bring a packed lunch, drink and snack.  Dressing up is optional.  Please apply for your space as numbers are limited, all bookings must be made by 7th April.  For children aged 8-10 years.

Time:    10am – 3pm       Booking ref:  001655WICK

Price:    £12 PAYG £10 discount

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 12th April                     Area:  Lochaber

In the footsteps of the Commandos

Guided walk from Spean Bridge to the Commando’s memorial looking at the wildlife and history of the area.

Time:  11am – 2pm                          Booking ref:  001427LOCH

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:  Sunday 14th April                                 Area: Inverness

Castle to Garden Walk

Take a stroll from Inverness Castle through the Ness Islands to the Botanic Gardens with your local High Life Highland Ranger. Walk includes discounted entry to the Castle Viewpoint (£4 adults, £2 children). 4km/2.5 miles. Booking essential & children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 Time: 1pm – 4pm                            Booking ref: 001497INHS

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 April                            Area: Culloden

Creatures of Culloden

Following the success of the family nature walks in 2018, Creatures of Culloden is back! As part of the National Trust for Scotland anniversary events join Highlife Highland Ranger and the Culloden Engagement team to explore the wee beasties that call Culloden Battlefield home.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm                   Booking ref: N/A

Price:    See NTS website on link below.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Monday 15th April                                               Area:  Lochaber

Easter Art in the outdoors

Come along and create some Easter themed natural art in the outdoor classroom.  Children must be accompanied by an adult

Time:    1pm – 3pm                         Booking ref:  001429LOCH

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 April               Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire at Evanton Wood

Join the Ranger for a story in the woods. There will be a different story and some associated activities on each day. All children must be accompanied by an adult, who must also book on to the event.

 

Time: 10.30am – 11am                   Booking ref:       001630ALNE

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 April                                Area: Inverness

All about Eagles – Talk

The King of Birds the golden eagle is a classic symbol of wild places and is the Highland’s top predator. Find out more at this illustrated talk at the Hilton Community Centre. Suitable for all ages.

Time: 3pm – 4pm                              Booking ref: 001780INRA

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 April                                               Area: Wester Ross

Explore the Shieldaig Peninsula, Sheildaig, Torridon     

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 adults and families with children over 5 years old. Please wear sturdy foot wear and bring waterproofs and a snack on this 2.5 mi/4 km walk. Booking essential by 4pm, Monday 15th April.

 

Time: 10:30am – 1pm                     Booking ref:  001699GAIR

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 613526

 

 

Date:     Tuesday 16th April            Area: Easter Ross

Easter Crafts at the Muir Hub

Join the Ranger at the Muir Hub for some Easter themed crafts using natural materials! This is a drop in event so no booking is required but space is limited. We ask for donations for this event, which will be shared between the Ranger Service and the Muir Hub.

 

Time:  10am – 1pm                           Booking ref:  N/A

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 April                               Area: Northwest Sutherland

Great “egg” hunt at Balnakeil beach by Durness

Sharks eggs! Or mermaids purses, fish egg cases of skates and rays lie along the sands of Balnakeil. We will search for them and send our survey result to the shark trust. Families welcome, all children must be accompanied by an adult, this is a drop-in event, the ranger is there to advise you on where to look and what to look for. A wee prize for whoever collects the most!

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am                             Booking ref: 001625KNBV

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 April                        Area: Nairn

Red Squirrel Treasure Trail

Do you have what it takes to be a red squirrel? Drop in, self-led event aimed at family groups. Follow the marked trail and see if you can answer the questions and complete the course. Event venue: Riverside Park circular. Meet at the Jubilee Bridge car park to collect your pack. Postcode: IV12 5EY. Grid ref: NH885561. Distance approx. 2.5 – 3km. All Ability path but Firhall Bridge has steps. No unaccompanied children please.

Time:    2pm – 4pm                                         Booking ref: N/A

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 April                        Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature

Join the ranger for this short, low-level and slow-paced walk around Strontian village. Following a different theme each week, find out a bit more about the nature on your doorstep.

Perhaps you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk with company, everyone is welcome. Over 18 yrs only. Booking is essential.

 

Time: 11am – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001754ARDN

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 April                         Area: Culloden

A short walk into Nature – Culloden Avenue

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll along Culloden Avenue. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being. For adults only. This event is suitable for wheelchair users. 2km/1.24 miles. Meet at the gate at the Culloden House end of Culloden Avenue – Grid reference NH 719 464. Parking is available at the Doocot car park.

Time: 11am – 12pm                                        Booking ref: 001588CULL

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 April                                              Area: Wester Ross

Mountain Life: Golden Eagles on Ben More Coigach, Coigach

On this mountain walk  we will be learning about wildlife, especially golden eagles, while taking in spectacular views and seeing sculptural formations of  Torridonian sandstone. Participants on this walk must be over 8 years old with good fitness and be able to walk for most of the day on steep,  rough ground over approximately 11 km/6 mi. Further details on what to expect and meeting place will be provided on booking.

 

Time: 10am – 5pm                                                           Booking ref:  001700ULLA

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 613526

 

 

Date: Thursday 18th April                                               Area:  Lochaber

Treasure in the quarry

Can you find the Easter treasure and earn a prize?  Children must be accompanied by an adult

Drop in Family treasure hunt in Ballachulish quarry.

Time: 1pm – 3pm                                             Booking ref:  001430KNLV

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 19th April                                                 Area: Lochaber

Family Bioblitz

Drop in for an hour or more to help the Ranger find and identify all the plants and animals that call the outdoor classroom home. Pond dipping, minibeast hunting, bird watching, plant and tree ID and worm charming throughout the day.

Time: Drop in between 11am – 4pm                       Booking ref:  001587LOCH

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:  Saturday 20th April             Area: Ardnamurchan

Easter Family Fun

Join the ranger and Acharacle Community Company for an afternoon in the woods at Sgoil na Coille, Salen. Activities include a treasure trail, crafts and an Easter bonnet competition.

This event is suitable for the whole family. No need to book, just drop in and join in the fun!

 

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: N/A

We make no charge for this event but donations are welcome and will be shared between HLH Countryside rangers and Acharacle Community Company.

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date:  Sunday 21st April                                Area: East Caithness

Geise Woodland Family Easter Treasure Hunt

It’s not just chocolate eggs at Easter time. Search for clues & learn about different types of animal eggs at the beautiful Geise  woodland. This is a self-guided event. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking recommended but no essential.

Time: 11am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 01705THUR

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:  Sunday 21st April                  Area: East Caithness

Thrumster Woodland Family Easter Treasure Hunt

It’s not just chocolate eggs at Easter time. Search for clues & learn about different types of animal eggs at the beautiful Thrumster woodland. This is a self-guided event. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking recommended but no essential.

Time: 3pm                          Booking ref: 001706WICK

Price:    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 April                                               Area:  Lochaber

Golden eagle treasure

Drop in for a family treasure hunt and learn all about the golden eagles that live in the glen.

Time: 1pm – 2pm                                             Booking ref: 001431LOCH

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 April                                               Area: East Caithness

Stupendous Shells & Jolly Jewels

Come along to the library to make crafts items from natural materials. Some animal shell sculptures & rustic jewellery. Learn about the different shells and natural wooden materials and then pick your own materials to make all sorts of crafts from mice to seascapes. Suggested donation £3 per person to cover craft material costs.

Time: 11am – 12.30pm                   Booking ref: [email protected] / 01955 609709

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: [email protected] / 01955 609709

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 23rd April                                                Area: Lochaber

A Short Walk into Nature

These short, ½ hour, slow paced guided walks are aimed at people who would like to get outside to enjoy the benefits of fresh air to improve better health and well-being. Booking required. Meet outside Caol library. Adults only.

Time: 11.30am  – 12pm                 Booking ref: 001758LOCH

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 April                                                Area: Lochaber

Eco club

After school club for 8 -12yr olds. Join the Ranger at Caol Youth Centre for fun environmental activities. Booking required.

Time: 3.15pm – 4pm                       Booking ref: 001759LOCH

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 April                        Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guided walk over Faraid Head by Durness.

A guided walk across beautiful Balnakeil beach, over the headland, returning through the amazing dune system. Lovely views, seabirds, sand, seashells and high dunes. Adults only. About 3k.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                            Booking ref: 001626KNBV

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:  do[email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 24th April                         Area: North Caithness

A Wee Nature Walk at Castletown

Come along to Castletown Village and Join the local countryside ranger for a short nature walk designed to cater for folk not comfortable undertaking longer walks. Enjoy good company, fresh air and learn a little more about nature.  Meet at the car park opposite the village shop.

 

Time: 9.30am – 10am                     Booking ref: 001618THUR

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 April                              Area:  Lochaber

Wander and Blether in Ballachulish

1 hour easy walk round Ballachulish quarry and to the slate arch

Time:  12.30pm – 1.30pm                             Booking ref:       001423KNLV

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 April                             Area: Caithness

 A wee nature walk, in John O’ Groats

Get out and enjoy some fresh air, good company and find out about the natural world on your doorstep.  Join the Ranger for a short walk, on pavement or track throughout. Lasting 30 – 45 minute and aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake a more strenuous or demanding walk.
Meet at John O’ Groat’s football pitch car park.

 

Time: 3pm – 3.30pm       Booking ref:       001647WICK

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 April                    Area: North Sutherland

Ard Mor, Ard Beag and Ard Farr Walk

Enjoy a great sea cliff walk along all three of these headlands in north Sutherland near Bettyhill. Fantastic views, history and wildlife to enjoy on this bracing north coast route. Some rough walking so good level fitness, suitable walking gear and packed lunch required. Help with return vehicles needed. Booking essential.

 

Time: 10am – 3pm                           Booking ref: 001623FARR

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: Sunday 28th April                  Area: East Caithness

John O’Groats Trail Guided Walk: Helmsdale to Berriedale

Beautiful coastal walk along the JOGT from Helmsdale to Berriedale. Enjoy the scenery, wildlife & archaeology along the way.  This walk is approximately 10 miles/16km long and a good level of fitness is required. Some steep gradients & ladder stile to negotiate. Please bring full walking gear, including walking boots, and packed lunch. Over 18’s only & no dogs please. Please book in advance. Meet at Helmsdale harbour car park.

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm               Booking ref: Marina Swanson Phone 07818588256

Price: This walk is organised via the Friends of the John O’Groats Trail & is free of charge.

Booking: 07818588256

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Sunday 28th April                              Area: Ardersier

The Wildflowers of Ardersier Common – Walk

Ardersier Common is a wonderful place for wild flowers at this time of year. There is a great variety some well-known some less so. Join the ranger for a wander around this beautiful site. Suitable for all ages. Distance 1km.

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm                       Booking ref: 001781NAIR

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 29th April                               Area: Assynt, Sutherland

A Wee Walk to Nature: To look for patterns and shapes in Lochinver

Join the Ranger for some nature therapy. We will start in the Lochinver Mission (An Cala Café) on a short and slow-paced walk in the Culag woods to look for patterns and shapes in nature. Bring camera if you have one. This walk is aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would still like to get out in the fresh air for a short period.  Or if you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or you are just looking to have a short guided walk with company, please book on.  Over 18 years only. Distance approx. 1 km/0.5mi. Please book online or give Andy a ring on 01571 844654.

 

Time: 11am – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001671ULLA

Price:    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 April                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Activity: 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. Bring packed lunch. Good path but steep in places. 5km. Suitable for over 18’s only. Meet at Bone caves car park 4km, south of Inchnadamph. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

 

Time: 11am – 2pm                            Booking ref:  001672ULLA

Price:    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 April               Area: Ardnamurchan

A Walk in the Woods – the Gaelic Alphabet

Join us for a very gentle walk around the Ariundle Oakwoods – admire the beautiful scenery, learn some Gaelic tree names and enjoy a chat over a cuppa in the great outdoors.

A walk in the woods has many health benefits…….come along and find out how it can help you!

This event is run in partnership with Ewens Room.

 

Time:  1pm – 3.30pm                      Booking ref: 001764ARDN

We make no charge for this event but donations are welcome and will be shared between HLH Countryside rangers and Ewens Room.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date: Tuesday 30th April                                                Area: Lochaber

A Short Walk into Nature

These short, ½ hour, slow paced guided walks are aimed at people who would like to get outside to enjoy the benefits of fresh air to improve better health and well-being. Booking required. Meet outside Caol library. Adults only.

Time: 11.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: 001758LOCH

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 April                                                Area: Lochaber

Eco club

After school club for 8 -12yr olds. Join the Ranger at Caol Youth Centre for fun environmental activities. Booking required.

Time: 3.15pm – 4pm                       Booking ref: 001759LOCH

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 8th May            Area: Sutherland

Bat Talk at Dornoch Library

Bats are fascinating creatures and the world’s only flying mammal! Come along and find out more surprising and interesting facts about these often misunderstood mammals. This talk is aimed at adults and is not suitable for small children.

 

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref:       001633DORN

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

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