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Countryside Rangers Upcoming Events 2024

We are now using Eventbrite for some of our event bookings – check out our listings and follow us here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/high-life-highland-countryside-rangers-33097164665 

All other bookings can be found on the High Life Highland booking site: https://booking.highlifehighland.com/ 

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Date: Thursday 18th April                                                                                                   Area: Lochaber

Natural remedies – Share some You Time

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop to create your own natural lip balm, hand cream and soap.

This 2-hour workshop is part of the monthly You Time traditional craft series where you can try new crafts and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed setting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided along with full tuition and equipment.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free for full HLH Members, £6 for pay as you go members

Booking:  Click here to book

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date: Friday 19th April                                                                              Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:    10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Saturday 20th April                                                                                           Area: Inverness

Community Beach Clean – Ardersier Bay

Join us on ‘Keep Scotland Beautiful’ month and help clear up the rubbish blown into the bay after the winter storms. Litter pickers, gloves and bags provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at the slipway car park down the lane opposite The Gun Lodge Hotel, Ardersier.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

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 just come along!

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Tuesday 23rd April                                                                                 Area: North west Sutherland

Castle Bharraich walk, at Tongue

A hill and woodland walk by path up to this enigmatic castle ruin which has wonderful views across the Kyle of Tongue to Ben Hope and Ben Loyal. We continue past the castle over the hill beyond, returning to Tongue by the old road. Views, flowers, birds, trees, moorland and a castle! This is a 6km walk and a reasonable level of fitness is required. You must be over 18 years old. Bring a snack and good walking boots and waterproofs.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

Cost: £5.00

Booking: Click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 23rd April                                                                                          Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Broch and Coastal walk

Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear about the new discoveries of the recent excavation, stories of how the iron age people lived and catastrophic collapse that ended it all.  Watch out for early migrant birds and great northern divers and see signs of otters and maybe cetaceans. Bring packed lunch. This is a 4km walk for over 18’s. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Cost: £12 per person

Booking: Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 24th April                                                                               Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 24th April                                                                 Area: Lochaber

Stop Food Waste – Cooking with leftovers at Leven Centre

Join us for an exciting event focused on tackling food waste and discovering creative ways to cook with leftovers.

This event will bring together like-minded individuals who are passionate about reducing food waste and using leftovers to create delicious cheap meals for the family.

Discover how to create hearty dishes using ingredients that might have otherwise gone to waste and save money.

Mark your calendars and join us at The Leven Centre Kinlochleven Community & Sports Centre for an evening of culinary inspiration and waste-reducing fun!

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

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

BookingClick here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 25th April                                                                                    Area: Wester Ross

Ullapool Nature Club for Kids – Earth Day and Mammal Week, Ullapool Library, Ullapool Library

In the middle of Mammal Week, we take a look at some of our local mammals and celebrate Earth Day a few days late! As always, activities, games and apples!

Children 5 and over can stay without parents and younger children can attend with parents or carers.

Booking is not required, just turn up. Suggested donation is £2.50 per child. Please only donate what you can afford. £2.50 is a guide only.

Time: 6pm – 7.15pm

Contact: [email protected]                                                   M: 07917307499

 

Date:  Thursday 25th April                                                                                   Area: Sutherland

Coldbackie to Borgie Breco Forest

Enjoy a 12km ranger led guided walk through the hill ground from Coldbackie to Borgie Breco Forest. We will pass by several hill lochs, hopefully spot some interesting wildlife and enjoy healthy outdoor exercise. Some rough, wet ground to navigate, so suitable outdoor gear and a reasonable level of fitness is essential. Over 18yrs only. Dogs are not welcome on these walks. Booking is essential.

Time: 10am – 3.30pm                                Booking ref: ACT001763

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

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

Contact: [email protected]  07827 281481

 

 

Date:  Monday 29th April                                                                                     Area: Wester Ross

Wester Ross Green Volunteers – Maintaining our Wildflower Areas, Ullapool

Last year our Highland Wildflower Meadow Mosaic sites got a good start but we need to keep looking after them and they will be even better to look at and for pollinators this coming summer.

On this visit, we will be reseeding and removing grass from the sites. You can come to any of the slots below (or all of them!) for as long as you like. Bring tools and gloves if you wish but the ranger will have some spare to use.  Please turn up on the day and sign in.

Schedule for the morning;

  • 10am – 10.45am we will be at Shore Street checking in on our reestablishing sea pinks.
  • 11am – 12pm at the site at Quay Street outside the tennis court.
  • 12.15pm – 1.30pm – Morefield Place wildflower area

 

Time: 10am – 1.30pm

Contact: [email protected]        M: 07917307499

 

 

Date:  Monday 29th April                                                                       Area: Badenoch and Strathspey

Ranger Ramble @ Roche Moutonnees

Come join us for a fun-filled morning at The Roche Moutonnees in Dulnain Bridge! Our Ranger Ramble event is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the stunning landscape, learn about local wildlife, and enjoy a guided tour led by an experienced ranger. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with nature and make new friends. Perfect for families. Booking is essential.

Time: 10.30am – 12

Booking: Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 30th April                                                                                                     Area: Easter Ross

Muir of Ord Biodiversity Talk

Join the Ranger at the Muir Hub to learn about the variety of life that exists in the lovely Lily loch area, plans for the future and how you can get involved to help preserve the sites biodiversity.

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm                                                              Booking ref: tbc

Booking: Please click here to book   

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

 

Date: Thursday 2nd May                                                                                                     Area: Lochaber

All creatures Great and small – family pond dipping and bug hunt

Join us for an exciting afternoon of outdoor exploration in the Community Outdoor Learning Hub at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre! Bring your family and get ready to discover the fascinating world of creatures that inhabit our ponds and surroundings.

Led by the Highland Heritage Ranger, you’ll have the opportunity to dip into the pond and catch a glimpse of various aquatic creatures.

But the adventure doesn’t stop there! We’ll also venture into the surrounding areas to hunt for bugs and insects. From tiny beetles to colourful butterflies, you’ll have the chance to observe these fascinating critters up close.

This event is perfect for families looking to spend quality time together while fostering a love for nature. So, grab your nets, magnifying glasses, and sense of curiosity, and meet us at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre for an unforgettable experience!

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Booking:  Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 3rd May                                                                               Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:  10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Monday 6th May                                                                                                       Area: Lochaber

Creating Art through Nature

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger to explore the wonders of nature on Caol shore and create your very own nature sculptures.  For 6-12yrs old. Please book in advance.

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm                        Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 7th May                                                                             Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Little Assynt to Suileag Bothy

Experience this wild landscape of rough and rocky moorland, speckled with crags and hillocks and dotted with lochans. We will be looking for the first signs of life coming back to the hills, such as golden plovers, merlins and red-throated divers. This is a long 12km walk and very wet in places with a small burn to cross. Meet at Little Assynt Tree Nursery Car park, 7km east of Lochinver. Grid ref: NC155251

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost £12 per person

Booking: Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 8th May                                                                                  Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 9th May                                                          Area: North west Sutherland

Coastal guided walk at Scourie bay

Along the higher, north side of the bay, a mixture of moorland and sea-cliff, with dramatic views, lochans, geology, bog and heather, out to the point at Sithean Mor where there is a fine view of Handa island and beyond out over the Minch. Adults only 4km.

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm

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

Booking: Click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Saturday 11th May                                                                       Area: Badenoch and Strathspey

Ranger Ramble @ Dava Moor

This gentle Ranger Ramble at Dava Moor offers a serene stroll through a typical Highland moorland, with bogs, a lochan and even a few trees!

Bring your binoculars if you have them, but we’ll be concentrating on the botany and beasties, with some history thrown in too…hopefully we’ll get some orchids and weather permitting, a butterfly or two!

As we’re focusing on slow observation rather than brisk walking, this wee event is suitable for all – including good dogs.

Time: 11am – 1pm

Booking: Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Sunday 12th May                                                                                        Area: Caithness

Volunteer Day – Wildflower Management at Castlehill

Come along to Castlehill in Caithness and join other willing volunteers (over 18yrs only) to undertake essential wildflower management at this important site. All tools/gloves are provided and enjoy a warm drink at the end. This is a drop-in activity.

This work is running alongside other voluntary activities taking place at Castlehill Heritage Centre which are running at the same time. These other activities are suitable for all ages. Please get involved.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm.                 Booking ref: ACT001764

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

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

Contact: [email protected]  07827 281481

 

 

Date:  Sunday 12th May                                                                                       Area: Ardnamurchan

Volunteer Day – Sunart Footpaths

As part of Green Health Week, join Ranger Eilidh-Ann and Sunart Community Company on this regular volunteer session. This month we will be making improvements in Strontian Community Woodland so please bring gloves, loppers, hand saws and spades. No need to book – this is a drop-in activity.

Time: 2pm – 4pm.

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: Monday 13th May                                                                                                     Area: Sutherland

Wonderous Wildflowers at Bonar Bridge Library

Time:  3.30pm – 4.30pm

Join Marcia, our Countryside Ranger and Scott from Science Skills Academy for our Wonderous Wildflowers session. This will involve looking at some wildflowers and insects and talking about names and folklore of flowers. There will also be something to make or take away.

This session is suitable for children ages 7+ and adults.

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

 

Date: Tuesday 14th May                                                                                                     Area: Lochaber

Beginners Leatherwork – 4-week course

Join us for a fun and hands-on **Beginners Leatherworking** course! This 4-week course is perfect for anyone interested in learning the art of leather craftsmanship.

Course dates are Tuesday 14th May, 28th May, 4th June and 18th June 2024

Starting on **Tue May 14, 2024**, at **18:00**, this in-person event will take place in the Community Outdoor learning hub at the Ben Nevis Visitor centre. Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings as you delve into the world of leatherworking.

Throughout the course, you will learn the basics of leatherworking, including cutting, stitching, and shaping leather to create your own unique pieces. Our Highland Heritage Ranger will guide you through each step, ensuring that you gain the necessary skills and confidence to create stunning leather goods.

No prior experience is required to participate in this course.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn a timeless craft and connect with fellow leather enthusiasts. Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your spot today!

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: £100 for entire 4-week course

Booking: Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 16th May                                                                                     Area: Lochaber

Gardens in a bottle – Share some You Time

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop to create your own terrarium in a bottle.  Bring an old glass bottle or jar with a lid and we’ll turn it into a beautiful indoor miniature garden.

This 2-hour workshop is part of the monthly You Time traditional craft series where you can try new crafts and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed setting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided along with full tuition and equipment.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free for full HLH Members, £6 for pay as you go members

Booking: TBC

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:    Friday 17th May                                                                          Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Saturday 18th May                                                                                           Area: Culloden, Inverness

Culloden Avenue Tree and Sculpture Trail – Part of the Inverness Walking & Wheeling Festival

Get out in the fresh air and discover more about the mythical creatures and the amazing trees that live along Culloden Avenue. There will also be some interactive games on this family fun event. The route is fully accessible 2km. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Meet at the Culloden House end of Culloden Avenue. Turn off Barnchurch Rd at Culloden House Hotel and park at the Culloden Doocot car park. What3Words -late.manicured.clocking

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Booking:  Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]   07771370959

 

 

Date:  Monday 20th May                                                                                     Area: Caithness

Bumblebee Presentation at The Seadrift Centre, Dunnet Bay

As part of ‘World Bee Day’ enjoy a ranger led presentation all about the bumblebees we find in the far north, particularly the very rare Great Yellow Bumblebee. Discover fascinating facts about these wonderful insects and learn just how important they are to us and also other wildlife. Pick up some tips on how to identify the different species and what you can do to help their plight. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a drop-in event so booking is not required.

Time: 7pm – 8.30pm                    Booking ref: ACT001737

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

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

Contact: [email protected]  07827 281481

 

 

Date: Tuesday 21st May                                                                                         Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Amazing Achmelvich 

Guided walk to see early orchids, jewelled rocks and marvellous machair as we walk along a coastline steeped in crofting history, to the old mill at Altanabradhan. We will see early specialists and some migrant birds. The total length of the walk is 6km, over rough path with a few steep steps. Suitable for families. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Achmelvich beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Cost £12 per person

BookingClick here to book

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:07825 116516

 

Date:  Wednesday 22nd May                                                                                                Area: Inverness

Curlews & Canals – Part of the Inverness Walking & Wheeling Festival 2024

Join us for some fresh air and a 5 km walk or wheel from Merkinch Local Nature Reserve the seaward end of the Caledonian Canal. We will be looking out for wildlife all around us so bring binoculars if you have them – some will be available.

Meet at the bus turning circle at the end of Kessock Road, Merkinch. What3Words drew.admiral.drive

Time: 10am -12pm

Booking: Curlews and Canals Tickets, Wed 22 May 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Contact: [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date:  Thursday 23rd May                                                                                    Area: Caithness

Seabird Walk at Holborn Head in Caithness

Enjoy a ranger led short, guided walk in Caithness to see breeding seabird colonies and fantastic coastal scenery at Holborn Head. Bring your binoculars or use our telescope, to get some great views of the nesting birds found here. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs are not welcome on these walks. Booking is essential due to limited numbers.

Time: 10am – 1pm                        Booking ref: ACT001765

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

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]  07827 281481

 

 

Date: Friday 24th May                                                                               Area: North west Sutherland

Guided coastal walk at Scourie. For “WORLD OTTER DAY”

A leisurely if undulating walk by cliffs and caves, fine views to the south and to the west, seabirds, wildflowers and many signs of where otters live and play. Adults only 2.5k.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm

Booking: Click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 28th May                                                                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

The amazing limestone valley at Inchnadamph

Guided walk with the Ranger in the valley of the trolls (Traligill) to see stunning orchids, colourful mountain avens and rare plants such as the Scottish Asphodel. With a backdrop of dry riverbeds and caves this is a walk not to be missed. Suitable for over 18’s only. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Inchnadamph car park. Grid ref: NC 251216. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost £12 per person

Booking: Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 28th May                                                                                      Area: Caithness

Whale and Dolphin Watch at Sandside Head

As part of the Orca Watch Week, join the countryside Ranger at Sandside Head in Reay, Caithness to look for cetaceans. Use out telescopes to get a fantastic view of any passing cetaceans we may see (no guarantees of course). This involves a 1km walk to the watching site over rough hill ground – a reasonable level of fitness is required. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs are not welcome at these events. Booking is essential due to limited numbers.

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm                           Booking ref: ACT001766

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

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]  07827 281481

 

 

Date: Wednesday 29th May                                                                                    Area: Easter Ross

Otter Watch

To celebrate world otter day, join the Ranger for a walk along the shore at North Kessock to look out for otters in the Firth. We will discuss the life history of this amazing species and what you can do to help them in your area.

This event is not suitable for children. Please bring warm waterproof clothing and suitable footwear. If you have binoculars please bring them too, but the Ranger will have a telescope and some spare binoculars on the day.

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm                                                             Booking: Details coming soon!

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

Booking: Click here to book

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

 

Date:  Thursday 30th May                                                                                    Area: Sutherland

Armadale Bay to Strathy Point Walk

Enjoy this wonderful 10km coastal edge walk from Armadale Bay to Strathy Point in north Sutherland. We will visit a roaring blowhole, see plenty of wildflowers and fantastic coastal scenery along the way. Let’s keep our eyes open for whales or dolphins as we go. Some rough ground to cover so suitable walking gear and a reasonable level fitness is essential. Dogs are not welcome along on this walk. Over 18 years only. Donations are very welcome. Booking is essential.

Time: 10am – 3.30pm                                 Booking ref: ACT001769

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

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]  07827 281481

 

 

Date: Friday 31st May                                                                               Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:   10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Saturday 1st June                                                                                                         Area: Inverness

Butterfly Walk at Ardersier Common

Join Pete Moore from Butterfly Conservation Scotland and John Orr from the High Life Highland Rangers for this beautiful and leisurely stroll.

The East coast is home to some of Scotland’s most beautiful and vulnerable wildlife; come and join us for a gentle walk along good paths as we look for butterflies and orchids with small blue butterflies being the target species.

What’s needed: Bring a packed lunch. It’s a lovely place to explore with plenty to see. If the weather is good we may stay beyond lunchtime. Meet at Ardersier Common public car park. As you leave Ardersier heading for Fort George – What3Words: chain:comply:matrons.

For more information and to book a place contact Pete Moore [email protected] or Mobile: 07590589533

Time: 10am-1pm

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

 

Date:  Tuesday 4th June                                                                                           Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Broch and Coastal walk

Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear about the new discoveries of the recent excavation, stories of how the iron age people lived and catastrophic collapse that ended it all.  Watch out for breeding redshank, snipe and divers and see signs of otters and the rare oyster plant, bog bean and others early flowers. Bring packed lunch. This is a 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273.

Time: 11am – 3pm                          Booking ref:

Cost: £12 per person

Booking: Click here to book

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 4th June                                                                          Area: Caithness

Seabird Walk at Duncansby Head in Caithness

Enjoy a ranger led short, guided walk in Caithness to see breeding seabird colonies and fantastic coastal scenery at Duncansby Head. Bring your binoculars or use our telescope, to get some great views of the nesting birds found here. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs are not welcome on these walks. Booking is essential due to limited numbers.

Time: 12pm – 2pm                                      Booking ref: ACT001767

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

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]  07827 281481

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 5th June                                                                                 Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Saturday 8th June                                                                        Area: Caithness

‘World Oceans Day’ Whale and Dolphin Presentation at the Seadrift Centre.

To celebrate ‘World Oceans Day’ come along to the Seadrift Visitor Centre at Dunnet Bay, Caithness, and enjoy a ranger led presentation all about the whales, dolphins and porpoises seen around our coastline. Discover good watching sites and tips on how to identify the different species. Take a look at our collection of cetacean skulls on display. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a drop-in event so booking is not required.

Time: 11am – 12.30pm                Booking ref: ACT001738

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

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

Contact: [email protected]  07827 281481

 

 

Date: Tuesday 11th June                                                                                  Area: North west Sutherland

Guided walk at Glendhu by Kylestrome.

An interesting dramatic rugged hill [380m] and coastal outing along Glen Dubh, through varied habitats of highland moorland, river and lochans overlooking loch Glendhu. Superb scenery & a chance of seeing red deer, eagle, seals, divers. Rough track, bring stout footwear and snack.

Adults only. 13km.

Time: 10.30am – 15.30pm                         Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 11th June                                                                                          Area: Assynt, Sutherland

The Secrets of Glen Leireag, Need near Drumbeg

Visit the lost township of Glen Leireag with Iron-age souterrain and discover the secrets of this magical woodland glen full of wildlife surprises. Seek out moorland wildlife and golden eagles soaring in the shadow of Quinag. Please bring warm, waterproof clothing, good walking boots and a snack. Meet at Nedd Bridge, 2 miles east of Drumbeg. Grid ref: NC 148315.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Cost £12 per person

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 11th June                                                                                     Area: Caithness

Seabird Walk at Duncansby Head in Caithness

Enjoy a ranger led short, guided walk in Caithness to see breeding seabird colonies and fantastic coastal scenery at Duncansby Head. Bring your binoculars or use our telescope, to get some great views of the nesting birds found here. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs are not welcome on these walks. Booking is essential due to limited numbers.

Time: 10am – 12pm                                    Booking ref: ACT001768

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

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]  07827 281481

 

 

Date: Wednesday 12th June                                                                                    Area: Sutherland

Balblair Rare

Enjoy a short guided walk from the car parking area at the entrance to Balblair woods at Loch Fleet, Golspie. From the path we will be able to see the beautiful woodland wildflowers One-flowered wintergreen and Twinflower. These flowers are particularly rare in Scotland today as they are ancient native pinewood specialists, they are not worth missing!

Time: 2pm – 4pm

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: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

 

Date: Thursday 13th June                                                                                                   Area: Lochaber

Pewter pendants – Share some You Time

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop where we will use natural items to create moulds before melting lead-free pewter and casting our own unique items.

This 2-hour workshop is part of the monthly You Time traditional craft series where you can try new crafts and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed setting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided along with full tuition and equipment.

Time: 1pm – 3pm                                                                  :

Cost: Free for full HLH Members, £6 for pay as you go members

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Friday 14th June                                                                            Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date: Monday 17th June                                                                                                     Area: Lochaber

Citizen Science – Bird watching for beginners

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger to explore the wonders of nature on Caol shore and learn a little about bird watching. For 6-12yrs old. Please book in advance.

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm                        Booking: Details coming soon!

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

 

Date: Tuesday 18th June                                                                                          Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Guided walk back in time to just after the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential. It is a good path but steep in places. Total distance for this walk is 5km. Suitable for families but childen must be over eight years old. Meet at the Bone Caves car park 4km south of Inchnadamph. Grid Ref: NC250200.

Time: 11am – 2pm

Cost: £10 per person

Booking:   Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:01971 511778

 

Date:  Wednesday 19th June                                                                               Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 20th June                                                                                                         Area: Lochaber

Scotland’s wild rainforests – Guided walk

Join the Highland Heritage Ranger on a wander through Scotland’s native rainforests.  Along the way we will be looking at the different plants and animals that can be found there and delve into the history of the area.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: £5

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Tuesday 25th June                                                                                 Area: North west Sutherland

A Wildflower walk at Oldshoremore

Near Kinlochbervie, Oldshoremore has a stunning beach and superb machair, carpeted in wildflowers of great variety, scents, and colour, with very fine views. A slow undulating walk over the machair, returning along the beach at your leisure, or paddling in the surf. Adults only 2.5k.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                       Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 25th June                                                                                     Area: Caithness

‘World Sand Dune Day’ Dunnet Beach, Dunes and Forest Walk

To celebrate ‘World Sand Dune Day’ enjoy a leisurely stroll with the countryside ranger, along Dunnet beach, then on into the dune system and back through Dunnet Forest. Let’s see what we can discover in these fascinating varied habitats and discover interesting facts about our local dunes.

Time: 11am – 1pm                       Booking ref: ACT001736

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

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

Contact: [email protected]  07827 281481

 

 

Date: Tuesday 25th June                                                                                          Area: Assynt, Sutherland

The amazing mountain of Suilven

Join us on a guided walk to the top of Assynt’s most famous mountain, with some wonderful views. This is a strenuous walk. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. The distance is 20km/12.5miles.This walk is subject to good weather conditions. Suitable for over 18’s only. Meet at the walkers car park, Glencanisp road. Grid ref: NC107220.

Time: 9am – 6pm

Cost £25 per person

Booking:  Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:07825 116516

 

Date: Thursday 27th June 2024                                                                                         Area: Lochaber

The Great Nevis River race

Family fun for all ages.  Join the Highland Heritage Ranger for the first annual Nevis boat race, a unique twist on the traditional duck race.  Sponsor a boat for £5 each and be in the chance of winning £100.  The boats will be launched all together from the Youth Hostel bridge in this giant game of Pooh sticks and the first boat to make it to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre bridge will win its sponsor £100, the second boat in will get £50.

All the boats we will use are made of wood and glued with natural pitch, they are the same size and each one will have an individual number.  All boats will be caught at the Visitor Centre but just in case any slip past they are fully biodegradable.

While waiting for the boats to arrive have a go at making your own paper boat or complete the riverside treasure trail.

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: £5 per boat

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 27th June                                                                                    Area: Sutherland

Guided walk in Sutherland

Enjoy a 12km guided hill walk led by the High Life Highland countryside rangers, at Ben Hutig near Melness, north Sutherland. Visit the second highest sea cliffs on the mainland and head on to return via the summit of Ben Hutig (408m). Lots of interesting wildlife, geology and history to enjoy along the way. Some very rough ground and inclines to cover, so a good level of fitness and suitable walking gear is essential. Dogs are not welcome on these guided walks. Over 18years only. Booking is essential.

Time: 9.30am – 4pm                                   Booking ref: ACT001780

Booking: High Life Highland Activities

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]  07827 281481

 

 

Date: Friday 28th June                                                                                    Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date: Friday 28th June 2024                                                                  Area: Badenoch and Strathspey

Frome Sheep to Shop – 3-week wool workshop

Join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this three-week course to learn how to take a raw sheep’s fleece, wash and clean it, dye it, spin it on a traditional drop spindle and finally weave a unique piece such as a shoulder bag, scarf, or picture to take home.

The sessions run once a fortnight with a total of 3 sessions from 11-3pm All 3 sessions are included in the one-off price. All three sessions will be run in Am Fasgadh at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore and participants will be surrounded by inspiration.  Please bring a packed lunch to each session and during the lunch break there will be time to explore the folk museum. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided.

Some additional work at home may be required each week in order to complete the finished pieces by the end of the course.

Friday 28th June 11-4pm Week 1: Preparing the raw fleece, removing debris, and washing, Card pre-washed and dried fleece to remove further debris and learn how to dye fleece using natural materials.

Friday 12th July 11-4pm Week 2– Learn to spin fleece using a drop spindle, design finished item and start weaving.

Friday 26th July 2024 11-4pm Week 3 – Finish weaving item and add embellishments in Harris tweed.

Time:    11am – 4pm

Cost: £120

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Tuesday 2nd July                                                                                             Area: Easter Ross

Seashore Safari at Rosemarkie

Search for spiny urchins, nippy crabs and slippery blennies in the rockpools with the local Ranger. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is not suitable for children under 7yrs old.

Time:  2pm – 4pm                                                                    Booking ref: tbc

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Tuesday 2nd July 2024                                                                                              Area: Lochaber

Seashore Safari – Family fun on the seashore

Join the Highland Heritage Ranger on a short walk through the woods to the beautiful Bishop’s Bay where we will search for the amazing creatures such as starfish, urchins, crabs, and fish to be found amongst the rocks and tide.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:    TBC depending on tides

Cost: £5 per child Pay as you go                £4.25 per child Full HLH Member              Adults free

Booking: Booking details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date:  Wednesday 3rd July                                                                                   Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 3rd July                                                                      Area: Easter Ross

Pond Dipping at Lily Loch

Join the Ranger to have a look out for frogs, toads, newts, dragonflies and lots of other creepy crawlies hiding beneath the water! Wellies are essential. This is a family event suitable for ages 6yrs and up, all children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Time:  10am – 1pm                                                                  Booking ref: tbc

Booking: Booking details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Thursday 4th July                                                                                        Area: Lochaber

Rescue the Raven – family outdoor escape room

Can you rescue Ruaraidh Raven from the clutches of the Glen Nevis Dragon?  Work as a whole family to solve the different tasks and earn clues to find out where Ruaraidh is being held and how to rescue him. Once you have the clues, rescue Ruaraidh and be rewarded with a piece of the dragon’s treasure.

Time:    Drop in between 11am and 4pm

Cost: £5 per child Pay as you go                £4.25 per child Full HLH Member              Adults free

Booking:  Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Friday 5th July                                                                                                       Area: Easter Ross

Guided Walk; Beinn a’ Chaisteil, via Strath Vaich

A full day hill walk amongst some beautiful landscapes

Time:  9am – 5pm                                                                    Booking ref: tbc

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Monday 8th July                                                                                                           Area: Sutherland

Wonderous Wildflowers at Bonar Bridge Library

Time:  3pm – 4pm                                                                    Booking ref: tbc

Join the Ranger and the Science Skills Academy for a closer look at some of our beautiful native wildflowers.

Booking: Booking details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

 

Date: Tuesday 9th July                                                                                                     Area: Easter Ross

Ranger CSI at Tain Library

Join the Ranger and the Science Skills Academy and put your tracking skills to the test.

Time:  10.30am – 12.30pm                                                                Booking ref: tbc

Booking: Booking details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Tuesday 9th July                                                                            Area: North west Sutherland

A very flowery coastal walk by Durness

Around the kyle of Durness; superb seascapes, a bounty of wildflowers, seabirds, geology, hidden beaches, wildlife, peace and quiet, except for the sound of the waves and wind gently blowing through your mind. Adults only 6k.

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm                       Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact:  [email protected]

 

Date:     Tuesday 9th July                                                                                      Area: Lochaber

Bee Crafts in the library

Join the Highland Heritage Ranger for an afternoon of bee themed crafty fun in Fort William library and celebrate don’t step on a bee day.

All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  1pm – 2pm

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

Booking: Booking details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Thursday 11th July                                                                                Area: Easter Ross

Seashore Safari at Rosemarkie

Search for spiny urchins, nippy crabs and slippery blennies in the rockpools with the local Ranger. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is not suitable for children under 7yrs old.

Time:  10am – 12pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Friday 12th July                                                                                            Area: Easter Ross

Meet a Newt at Fortrose Library

Discover the fascinating world of amphibians and play some amphibian themed games.

Time:  10am – 12pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date:  Friday 12th July                                                                                         Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:    10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date: Monday 15th July                                                                                       Area: Easter Ross

Seashore Safari at Rosemarkie

Search for spiny urchins, nippy crabs and slippery blennies in the rockpools with the local Ranger. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is not suitable for children under 7yrs old.

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Tuesday 16th July                                                                                                     Area: Easter Ross

Seashore Safari at Portmahomack

Search for spiny urchins, nippy crabs and slippery blennies in the rockpools with the local Ranger. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is not suitable for children under 7yrs old.

Time:  1.30pm – 3.30pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Tuesday 16th  July                                                                         Area: North west Sutherland

Talmine bay to Port Vasgo

An amazing walk along the highland coast, with masses of beautiful machair wildflowers, including the famous Scottish primrose, seascapes, seabirds, geology, garnets, and fine beaches, an undulating, winding coastal path, returning along the quiet single-track road. Adults only 5k

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm                    Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact:  [email protected]

 

Date:     Tuesday 16th July 2024                                                                                        Area: Lochaber

Seashore Safari – Family fun on the seashore

Join the Highland Heritage Ranger on a short walk through the woods to the beautiful Bishop’s Bay where we will search for the amazing creatures such as starfish, urchins, crabs, and fish to be found amongst the rocks and tide.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:    TBC depending on tides                                             :

Cost: £5 per child Pay as you go                £4.25 per child Full HLH Member              Adults free

Booking:  Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Wednesday 17th July                                                                                                              Area: Easter Ross

School’s Out Survivor

Time: 10am – 3pm

Join us for a walk on the Brahan estate and learn some survival skills

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date:  Wednesday 17th July                                                                                 Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

 

Date: Thursday 18th July                                                                                      Area: Lochaber

Butterflies in the Glen – The Big butterfly count – Share some You Time

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop where we will take a stroll around the Lower Falls area of Glen Nevis looking for different species of butterflies including the rare and beautiful chequered skipper.  As with all our You Time events, there will be tea, coffee and biscuits and all equipment and tuition will be provided.

Time: TBC – Depending on bus times

Cost: Free to full HLH members                  £6 for pay as you go members

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Tuesday 23rd July                                                                                                                     Area: Easter Ross

Guided Walk;  Bac an Eich, strathconon

Time: 9am – 5pm

A full day hill walk in the beautiful landscape of Strathconon, looking out for eagles and deer.

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Tuesday 23rd July                                                                                                      Area: Lochaber

Bugs and Butterflies – family butterfly hunt and pond dipping session

Join the Highland Heritage Ranger to discover the butterflies and pond creatures living in the community outdoor learning hub.  Will we see newts, a peacock or damsels and dragons?  This event is for families of all ages and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 3-4pm

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

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Thursday 25th July                                                                                         Area: Easter Ross

Ranger CSI at Dingwall Library

Join the Ranger and the Science Skills Academy and put your tracking skills to the test.

Time: 10am – 3pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Friday 26th July                                                               Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:  10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date:  Tuesday 30th  July                                                                                                    Area: Lochaber

Seashore Safari – Family fun on the seashore

Join the Highland Heritage Ranger on a short walk through the woods to the beautiful Bishop’s Bay where we will search for the amazing creatures such as starfish, urchins, crabs, and fish to be found amongst the rocks and tide.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:    TBC depending on tides

Cost: £5 per child Pay as you go                £4.25 per child Full HLH Member              Adults free

Booking:  Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date:  Wednesday 31st July                                                                                 Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 1st August                                                                                  Area:  Lochaber

Crazy for Clay

Join the High Life Highland Heritage Ranger at Fort William Library to make your own clay pot and polymer clay creatures.  Most suitable for children over 5 but younger children may take part.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 1pm – 2pm

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

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date:  Friday 9th August                                                                                Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:  10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date: Tuesday 13th August                                                                                                   Area: Easter Ross

The Great Pollinator Count Dingwall

Join Marcia the HLH Countryside Ranger to help count all the butterflies, bugs and other beasties that are helping to pollinate our newly created meadow in Dingwall.

Time:  1pm – 3pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date:  Wednesday 14th August                                                                           Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 15th August                                                                                   Area: Easter Ross

The Great Pollinator Count at Torgorm Point

Join Marcia the HLH Countryside Ranger to help count all the butterflies, bugs and other beasties that are helping to pollinate our newly created meadow at Torgorm Point, North Kessock (what three words (repaying.trailer.quickly).

Time:  1pm – 3pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Thursday 15th August                                                                                               Area: Lochaber

Simple stained glass – Share some You Time

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop where we will learn how to cut simple glass shapes, apply copper tape, and solder the pieces together to make simple glass sun catchers.

This 2-hour workshop is part of the monthly You Time traditional craft series where you can try new crafts and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed setting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided along with full tuition and equipment.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free for full HLH Members, £6 for pay as you go members

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Friday 23rd August                                                                      Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:  10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date:  Wednesday 28th August                                                                           Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 3rd September                                                                                     Area: Sutherland

Wood Ant Walk at Ledmore and Migdale

A medium length walk in search of wood ant nests and a discussion about the ecology of these superorganisms.

Time:  10am – 3pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Saturday 7th September                                                                                         Area: Easter Ross

Volunteer Day – Gorse Clearance at Tarbat Ness

Keep yourself fit outdoors and help protect a site of special scientific interest. We will be cutting and removing gorse from the maritime heath on the headland at Tarbat Ness. Equipment and refreshments will be provided.

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Booking: No booking required

Contact:  marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date:  Wednesday 11th September                                                                                  Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 13th September                                                                                              Area: Easter Ross

Fungi Foray Bug Burn

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

Time:  2pm – 4pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

 

Date: Wednesday 18th September                                                                                        Area: Sutherland

Fungi Foray Strathpeffer

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

Time:  10am – 12pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date:     Thursday 19th September                                                                     Area: Lochaber

Wire wrapping – Share some You Time

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop where we will learn how to bend and wrap craft wire into different shapes before adding beads to create a unique piece.

This 2-hour workshop is part of the monthly You Time traditional craft series where you can try new crafts and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed setting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided along with full tuition and equipment.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free for full HLH Members, £6 for pay as you go members

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date: Friday 20th September                                                                 Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:    10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

 Date:  Wednesday 25th September                                                                  Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 3rd October                                                                                            Area: Sutherland

Fungi Foray Tain Hill

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

Time:  2pm – 4pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date: Friday 4th October                                                                          Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:    10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date:  Wednesday 9th October                                                                           Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 11th October                                                                                              Area: Sutherland

Fungi Foray Kildary

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

Time:  10am – 12pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

 

Date:     Thursday 17th October                                                                                         Area: Lochaber

Autumn Felt garlands – Share some You Time

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop where we will use felt sheets and simple sewing to create an autumn themed garland decoration for the house.

This 2-hour workshop is part of the monthly You Time traditional craft series where you can try new crafts and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed setting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided along with full tuition and equipment.

Time: 1pm – 3pm                                                                  :

Cost: Free for full HLH Members, £6 for pay as you go members

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date:  Friday 18th October                                                                   Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date: Wednesday 23rd October                                                                              Area: Easter Ross

Autumn Crafts at the Muir Hub

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

Time:  10am – 12.30pm

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: marcia.o’[email protected] 07788387634

 

Date:  Wednesday 23rd October                                                                                       Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Monday 28th October                                                                                Area: Lochaber

Spooktacular Halloween in the Glen

Drop in between 5.30-7.30pm to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre to take part in our annual spooky trail and Halloween event.  Come dressed up, bring along a carved pumpkin and be prepared for a fun night.  Fire with toasted marshmallows, coffin feely box, apple dookin, crafts, tea and coffee and lots more going alongside the trail.

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm                                                    Booking: Details coming soon!

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: Friday 1st November                                                                         Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:  10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date:  Wednesday 6th November                                                                       Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 14th November                                                                          Area: Lochaber

Christmas decorations

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop where we will make some needle-felted Christmas decorations

This 2-hour workshop is part of the monthly You Time traditional craft series where you can try new crafts and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed setting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided along with full tuition and equipment.

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: Free for full HLH Members, £6 for pay as you go members

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date:  Friday 15th November                                                                 Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:    10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date:  Wednesday 20th November                                                                    Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Friday 29th November                                                                  Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:    10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date:  Wednesday 4th December                                                                       Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:   Thursday 5th December                                                                          Area: Lochaber

Christmas Wreaths – Share some You Time

Want to try something new while giving yourself some You Time, come along and join the Highland Heritage Ranger on this relaxed workshop where we create Christmas wreaths from willow and natural vegetation

This 2-hour workshop is part of the monthly You Time traditional craft series where you can try new crafts and learn new skills in an informal, relaxed setting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided along with full tuition and equipment.

Time: 1pm – 3pm or 5.30pm – 7.30pm                                                                  :

Cost: Free for full HLH Members, £6 for pay as you go members

Booking: Details coming soon!

Contact: [email protected]

 

Date:  Friday 13th December                                                        Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods or our Wildlife Garden. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine. Drop in so no booking necessary but contact must be made with Saranne beforehand.

Time:    10.30am – 2.30pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

Date:  Wednesday 18th December                                                                    Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm

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

Booking:  Call or email to book

Contact: [email protected]