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Date:  Tuesday 3rd July                   Area: Inverness

Wildlife Walk at Foyers – Schools Out

A series of wildlife walks throughout the summer with the local Ranger. The walk is about 1.5 km passing by the river, loch and through woodland, we will be taking a look at different aspects of the local wildlife including, river dipping, tracks and signs, birds, mammals, plants and trees. Please meet outside the campsite reception office. Suitable for all ages and for families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking is available outside the campsite area on the right hand side before the barrier.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: INRA014596

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 3rd July                    Area: Caithness

Puddle Jumpers: Flower Fairies of Dunnet Forest – Schools Out

Come along to make wands, magic potions & find out who uses secret doors in the woods! Children’s event most suitable for under 8’s.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet Dunnet forest main car park.

Time: 11am – 12pm                         Booking ref: THUR013984

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 3rd July                    Area: Easter Ross

Seashore Safari, Portmahomack – Schools Out

 

Even if you have been before there are still plenty new things to find in the rockpools. So come along and look for the stickleback, blenny and other creatures.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref: TAIN014028

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 July             Area: Lochaber

Puddle Jumpers Storytime (Under 5yrs) – Schools Out

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger and Library staff for Nature story telling and activities for children under 5 at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book each child a space.

Time: 11am – 1pm   Booking ref: LOCH013900

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 3rd July                   Area: Wester Ross

Wester Ross Islands (2) : Isle Martin, Ardmair

Isle Martin is the second island in our Wester Ross island series.  A community-owned island run by the Isle Martin Trust, it has archaeology and wildlife in abundance.  The island is also an interesting example of community ownership and sustainability. The ranger will take the lead when you step off the boat and we will then spend a few hours getting away from it all and learning.

Suitable for adults only and please come prepared with good fitness, appropriate footwear, clothing and lunch. Walking distance is approx. 3km/1.8 mi, at times over rough and steep ground. Please note that the boat is run by the Isle Martin Trust and additional donations for the ferry should be made on arrival on the day of the walk.  Booking is essential.

Time: 10am – 3pm           Booking ref: 000935ULLA

Donations for the Isle Martin Ferry and the ranger separately. 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 4th July             Area: North Caithness

Rock Pools at Thurso East

Time: 3pm – 5pm              Booking ref: 000923THUR

Enjoy a self-guided rock pool rummage at Thurso east shore. Use our nets and bring along your own to discover what fascinating creatures can be found in these shallow rock pools. Meet at the riverside parking area by CLB on Sir Archibald Road. This is a self-guided activity but the countryside Ranger will be along to help with identification of any creatures found. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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 4th July                             Area: Ardnamurchan

Treemendous Trees – Schools Out

Lets go into the woods and meet the trees that give us shelter, food and even the air we breathe. Play the name game and have a go at OrienTREEing. Wellies and waterproofs are a must!

Time: 2pm – 4pm                              Booking ref: ARDN014561

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 4th July                             Area: Easter Ross

Seashore Safari, Shandwick – Schools Out

When the tide is out there is a whole world uncovered so come along and look for King Rags, Luggies, Brittlestars and other sea creatures .

Time: 2pm – 4pm                              Booking ref: TAIN014030

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 5th July                   Area: Ross-shire

School’s Out! Nature Challenge, Dingwall

Join the rangers for a fun-filled day all to do with wildlife and nature.

We will be learning about animals and doing things to help them by completing challenges inside the library and outdoors. If you like wildlife, making, creating, finding creatures, playing games and being green this is for you.  How many challenges can you complete in a day? Are you up for it? Book now as places are limited. Suitable for children aged 5-10 years.

Time: 10am -3.30pm                       Booking ref: DING013990

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 5th July                   Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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 6th July                       Area:  Lochaber

Schools Out Survivor

Schools out for the summer bushcraft and survival fun for children aged 8-12.

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm                       Booking ref: LOCH014073

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 9th July 2018          Area: Inverness

Creatures of Culloden – Family Nature Trails

Explore the moor with a Highlife Highland Ranger to discover the amazing creatures that live on Culloden Moor. Following the wander through the moor come inside and make a seasonal craft (this includes bug houses and planting seasonal flowers). Suitable for families. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time:    11am – 1.30pm                 Booking ref: Book via National Trust website

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 9th July                    Area: Caithness

Keiss Crabs

Self guided rock pooling event with meat eating predators and air breathing fish. Try to catch a crab with our fishing lines and learn about the exciting life below the waves. Suitable for family groups.

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm       Booking ref: Booking not required

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:  Monday 9th July                   Area:  Lochaber

Bug Club for 5-8 year olds – Schools Out

Schools out for the summer fun for 5-8 year olds including pond dipping, bug hunting and a campfire at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: LOCH014074

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 10th July              Area: Inverness

Wildlife Walk at Foyers – Schools Out

A series of wildlife walks throughout the summer with the local Ranger. The walk is about 1.5 km passing by the river, loch and through woodland, we will be taking a look at different aspects of the local wildlife including, river dipping, tracks and signs, birds, mammals, plants and trees. Please meet outside the campsite reception office. Suitable for all ages and for families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking is available outside the campsite area on the right hand side before the barrier.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: INRA014596

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 10th July                  Area: Black Isle

Seashore Safari, Rosemarkie – Schools Out

Search for spiny urchins, nippy crabs and slippery blennies in the rockpools with the local Ranger and maybe see some dolphins.

 

Time: 2pm – 4pm                             Booking ref: FRTS014031

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 10th July                  Area: Lochaber

School’s Out Survivor (8-12yrs) – Schools Out

Get prepared for anything! Can you survive in the wild? Join the Rangers marooned in the wild, learn how to track animals, build a shelter, cook on a fire. Learn how to be a survivor! Children will be picked up from Lochaber Leisure Centre and travel by minibus to their adventure. Please come prepared to get dirty and bring waterproofs and a packed lunch, suncream, midge repellent and any medication you require.

Time: 10am – 4pm                           Booking ref: LOCH013902

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 11th July                           Area: Inverness

Bio blitz at the Botanics  – Schools Out

The Inverness Botanic Gardens is a great place to explore and has so many different habitats for wildlife too. Join the local Highlife Highland Ranger and Botanic Gardens staff and spend the day looking at all the different types of wildlife in the Botanic Gardens from bees to butterflies and birds as well as recording and identify as many as possible. This event is suitable for children only.

Time: 10am-3pm                              Booking ref: INHS013940

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 11th July                           Area: Black Isle

Cromarty Foreshore Safari – Schools Out

When the tide is out there is a whole world uncovered so come along and look for King Rags, Luggies, Brittlestars and other sea creatures.

Time: 2pm – 4pm                             Booking ref: DORN014025

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 11th July                           Area: Caithness

Book Bug At Newtonhill

Join the ranger and librarian Ruan Peat on story time around the woodland site. Stories and environmental activities.

Time: 11am – 12.30pm                  Booking ref: Book thorough Library  on 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: Book thorough Library  on 01955 609709

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 11th July           Area:  Lochaber

Art Under the Ben

Family event at Ben Nevis Visitor centre between 10am and 11am or 1pm and 2pm.  Come along and try your hand at creating natural wind chimes and other art from the things we find in the outdoor classroom.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10am – 11pm or 1pm – 2pm           Booking ref: 000944LOCH or 000945LOCH

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 11th July                           Area: Lairg, Mid Sutherland

Self-led treasure Trail at Ferrycroft

Family fun at Ferrycroft. Search for clues and gather the evidence! Meet at Ferrycroft Visitor centre, Lairg.

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

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Thursday 12th July 2018                  Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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]land.com

 

 

Date:  Thursday 12th July                              Area:  Lochaber

Spectacular Steall

Guided walk starting at the Upper falls car park at the end of Glen Nevis and following the gorge out to Steall meadow.  Adults and children over 12 accompanied by an adult.  Please note that this path out to Steall has steep drops into the gorge and is rough underfoot and good walking shoes and a good level of fitness is required.

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm                       Booking ref: 000956LOCH

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 13th July                       Area: NW Sutherland, Kinlochbervie

Bogs and Frogs Day – Schools Out

An activity day for schoolchildren; exploring a highland bog, searching for newts and frogs in the morning and making a wee boggy area in the Primary school’s grounds in the afternoon.

Time: 10.30am – 3pm                     Booking ref: KNBV014439

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 13th July                      Area: Caithness

Whaligoe to Clyth guided walk

A clifftop walk of 6km along the stunning coastline of east Caithness, taking in spectacular cliff formations and breeding bird colonies. Drivers returned to start.  Full walking kit required.  Suitable for adults only. Start point and timings given on booking.

Time: 11am – 3pm           Booking ref: 000700WICK

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 14th July 2018                       Area: Inverness

Butterflies & Bugs at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve – Schools Out

Join the High Life Highland Ranger and explore the nature reserve looking for all kinds of minibeast underground, underwater, on the ground and in plants and trees. Suitable for all ages and families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref:  INHS014617

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 16th July                  Area: Caithness

The Very Hungry Caterpillar story walk, Wick – Schools Out

Join the very hungry caterpillar as he munches his way around Argyll Square.  An interactive story walk inspired by the children’s classic book by Eric Carle. Suitable for children aged 3-5 years.

Time: 11am – 12pm        Booking ref: WICK014856

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 16th July                  Area: Caithness

The Very Hungry Caterpillar story walk, Dunnet – Schools Out

Join the very hungry caterpillar as he munches his way around Argyll Square.  An interactive story walk inspired by the children’s classic book by Eric Carle. Suitable for children aged 3-5 years.

Time: 2pm – 3pm              Booking ref: THUR014857

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 17th July              Area: Inverness

Wildlife Walk at Foyers – Schools Out

A series of wildlife walks throughout the summer with the local Ranger. The walk is about 1.5 km passing by the river, loch and through woodland, we will be taking a look at different aspects of the local wildlife including, river dipping, tracks and signs, birds, mammals, plants and trees. Please meet outside the campsite reception office. Suitable for all ages and for families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking is available outside the campsite area on the right hand side before the barrier.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: INRA014596

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 17th July                  Area: Easter Ross

Seashore Safari, Portmahomack – Schools Out

Even if you have been before there are still plenty new things to find in the rockpools. So come along and look for the stickleback, blenny and other creatures.

Time: 2pm – 4pm                             Booking ref: TAIN014029

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 17th July                  Area: Caithness

Nature Challenge: Newtonhill – Schools Out

A fun day at Newtonhill with environmental activities, sports lunch session & making animals from cones to take home.

Time:    10:00am-15:00pm            Booking ref:       WICK014415

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 17th July                  Area: NW Sutherland, Scourie

Splish, splash! Schools Out

An activity day for the schoolchildren, exploring life in a wee highland burn; in the morning electric fishing with Fishery trust officers and sampling the burn for invertebrates. Fishy games in the afternoon.

Time: 10.30am – 3pm                     Booking ref: KNBV 014441

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 17th July                  Area:  Lochaber

Secrets of the slates

Join the countryside ranger on a walk through Ballachulish’s slate heritage.  Visit the quarry and a hidden shepherd’s house in the woods, see the slate fence posts and boat houses, and find out where the witch’s grave is hidden and marvel at the slate arch.  This walk is most suitable for adults and older children when accompanied by an adult.  Walk is on paths and pavement and includes an uphill section through the forestry.

Time: 10am – 1pm                           Booking ref: 000947LOCH

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 July           Area: Lochaber

Earth Explorers (6-8yrs) – Schools Out

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger and Library staff for Nature story telling and activities for children 6-8 yrs old at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book each child a space.

Time: 11am -1pm             Booking ref: LOCH013901

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 18th July           Area: Ardnamurchan

School’s Out Survivor: Ardnamurchan

Get prepared for anything! Can you survive in the wild? We can show you how! Join the Ranger for a day marooned in the wild, learn how to track animals, build a shelter, cook on a fire. Learn how to be a survivor! Bring waterproofs, wellies and a packed lunch.

Time: 10am – 4pm           Booking ref:  ARDN014565

 

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 18th July           Area: Mid Sutherland

Woodland puppets in Lairg – Schools Out

Make your own woodland imp or troublesome troll in this fantasy themed puppet workshop. The workshop will begin with making the basic puppet form, get prepared for anything! Then it’s time to let imaginations run wild to create a new puppet character using a vast array of natural materials. For 8-12 year olds.

Time: 10am – 1pm            Booking ref:GOLS014963

 

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 19th July                                Area: NW Sutherland, Oldshoremore

An amazing wildflower walk across the dune machair at Oldshoremore

Wild flowers en masse; a guided walk across the superb dune machair at Oldshoremore, returning by the beautiful beach.  A real treat for the flower people. 3.5K approx.

Time: 10.30am  – 12.30pm           Booking ref: 000931KNBV

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 19th July                               Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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 20th July                       Area: Wester Ross

My First Mountain, Stac Pollaidh, Coigach

Climb this iconic mini-mountain with the guidance of the rangers. Share the air of eagles and ravens and get up on to the great dragon’s back and east summit. If you are a child please bring a parent or guardian, adults welcome without children (even if it isn’t your first mountain!). Please wear sturdy footwear, bring waterproofs and lunch. Booking essential. 4.5 km/2.75 miles.

Time: 9am – 3pm             Booking ref: 000936ULLA

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 20th July                       Area:  Lochaber

Schools Out Survivor 

Schools out for the summer bushcraft and survival fun for children aged 8-12

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm                       Booking ref: LOCH014073

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 23rd July                  Area: NW Sutherland, Durness.

Guided coastal walk at Faraid head, Durness

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

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref: KNBV 014979

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 23rd July                              Area:  Lochaber

Bugs under the Ben

Family event at Ben Nevis Visitor centre.  Come and learn more about the amazing minibeasts found in the outdoor classroom and make your own bug home to take away. Booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10am – 11pm or 1pm – 2pm           Booking ref: 000948LOCH or 000949LOCH

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 24th July              Area: Inverness

Wildlife Walk at Foyers – Schools Out

A series of wildlife walks throughout the summer with the local Ranger. The walk is about 1.5 km passing by the river, loch and through woodland, we will be taking a look at different aspects of the local wildlife including, river dipping, tracks and signs, birds, mammals, plants and trees. Please meet outside the campsite reception office. Suitable for all ages and for families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking is available outside the campsite area on the right hand side before the barrier.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: INRA014596

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 24th July                 Area: Wester Ross

Schools Out! Nature Challenge, Gairloch

Join the rangers for a fun-filled day all to do with wildlife and nature.

We will be learning about animals and doing things to help them by completing challenges inside the library and outdoors. If you like wildlife, making, creating, finding creatures, playing games and being green this is for you.  How many challenges can you complete in a day? Are you up for it? Book now as places are limited. Booking essential. Suitable for children aged 5-10 years.

Time: 10am – 3.30pm     Booking ref: GAIR013989

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 24th July                  Area: Lochaber

School’s Out Survivor (8-12yrs) – Schools Out

Get prepared for anything! Can you survive in the wild? Join the Rangers marooned in the wild, learn how to track animals, build a shelter, cook on a fire. Learn how to be a survivor! Children will be picked up from Lochaber Leisure Centre and travel by minibus to their adventure. Please come prepared to get dirty and bring waterproofs and a packed lunch, suncream, midge repellent and any medication you require.

Time: 10am – 4pm           Booking ref: LOCH013902

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.

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Date: Tuesday 24th July                  Area: Assynt, West Sutherland

Self-led Rockpooling at Clashnessie

Hermit crabs, starfish and much, much more – meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. The Ranger will be on hand to lend out nets and identify species. Suitable for all the family. Meet at Clashnessie beach car park.

Time: 11am – 1pm                            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.

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Date: Tuesday 24th July                  Area: Nairn

River Dip Safari – Schools Out

Ever wondered what beasties lurk under the surface of the water in a river? Come along and find out with your local High Life Countryside Ranger!  Wear wellies and a smile! Waterproofs if its nippy. All equipment provided. A short walk approx. 0.5 km suitable for wheelchairs and buggies but access to the water is unlikely. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref: NAIR014331

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.

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Date: Wednesday 25th July           Area: Inverness

 

Minibeast Magic at the Botanics – Schools Out

Join the Highlife Highland Ranger and Botanic Garden Staff to explore all the nooks and crannies of these beautiful gardens. Our mission? To seek out all the smaller inhabitants whether they be under water, on the ground or up high in the trees above our heads. This event is suitable for children only.

Time: 10am – 3pm           Booking ref: INHS013941

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.

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Date: Wednesday 25th July           Area: Black Isle

 

Seashore Safari, Rosemarkie – Schools Out

Search for spiny urchins, nippy crabs and slippery blennies in the rockpools with the local Ranger and maybe see some dolphins.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref: FRTS014032

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.

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Date:  Wednesday 25th July                          Area:  Lochaber

Wilderness survival – Schools Out

Schools out for the summer survival fun, fire making, out door cooking and tool use for high school children.

Time: 11am – 3pm                           Booking ref: LOCH014075

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.

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Date: Thursday 26th July                                Area: Caithness

Puddle Jumpers: Nursery rhyme trail, Latheronwheel – Schools Out

The under fives will enjoy the songs and activities on this interactive nursery rhyme trail in Latheronwheel woods. Oh and watch out for the crocodile!  Suitable for children under five.

Time:    11am – 12pm     Booking ref:  WICK014858

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.

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Date: Thursday 26th July                                Area: Black Isle

Dinotacular – Schools Out

Have you ever wondered what life was like in the time of the Dinosaurs? Join the Ranger back in time to discover what it was like and perhaps find the remains of a dinosaur yourself..?

Time:    10am – 1pm       Booking ref:  FRTS014022

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.

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Date: Thursday 26th July                                Area: Assynt, West Sutherland

Woodland of Adventure in Lochinver – Schools Out

Have fun in the Culag Woods. Make a shelter in the woods and toast marshmallows, learn how to make wooden puppets, and search for clues to find the missing bear. Suitable for 8-12 year olds.

Time: 10.30am – 3pm                     Booking ref: KNBV014602

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.

 

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Date: Thursday 26th July               Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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.

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Date: Sunday 29th July                    Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Top Dogs Day Out           

It’s here again! Our favourite doggy event of the year! Join the High Life Highland Countryside Rangers, The Forestry Commission Scotland Recreation Ranger and K9 Training for another day of wacky races, daft games and obedience & agility course. Register your dog first between 11.30am & 1.30pm.  £3 per dog. Goody bags, rosettes & prizes for some lucky dogs!

The Hayfield, Glenmore Forest Park, uphill from Aviemore. NH 980 093

Time: 11:30am – 4pm                     Booking ref: No booking 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.

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Date:  Monday 30th July 2018                       Area:  Lochaber

Schools Out Survivor

Schools out for the summer bushcraft and survival fun for children aged 8-12.

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm                       Booking ref: LOCH014073

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.

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Date: Tuesday 31st July                  Area: North Sutherland

Strathy Point Sea Watch

Join the Ranger at Strathy Point in north Sutherland to look for and record whales, dolphins and porpoises at this rugged, rocky headland. Use our telescope and bring your binoculars and learn all about the species we may see during our watch.  Strictly no dogs allowed at this activity. Meet at Strathy Point public car park (Totegan), do not drive directly to the lighthouse. A walk of 1km to watch site from meeting place. Wrap up warm and all children must be accompanied. Very weather dependant, please ring 078827281481 if unsure on the day. Limited numbers.

Time: 11am – 1pm           Booking ref: 000921FARR

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.

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Date: Tuesday 31st July                  Area: Assynt, West Sutherland

The Great Assynt Wildlife Safari – Schools Out

This is your big chance to get close up and personal with Assynt’s special wildlife. Follow the Ranger as he monitors some of the wildlife that occurs in Assynt. Help check our moth trap, catch and identify dragonflies, check for slow worms, electro-fish for young salmon, visit the small mammal traps, see what we have caught in our trail cameras and more. Suitable for 8-14 year olds.

Time: 10am – 3pm                           Booking ref: KNBV014597

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.

 

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Date: Tuesday 31st July                  Area: Black Isle

Cromarty Foreshore Safari

When the tide is out there is a whole world uncovered so come along and look for King Rags, Luggies, Brittlestars and other sea creatures.

Time: 1pm – 3pm                             Booking ref: DORN014026

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.

 

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Date:     Tuesday 31st July              Area: Inverness

Wildlife Walk at Foyers – Schools Out

A series of wildlife walks throughout the summer with the local Ranger. The walk is about 1.5 km passing by the river, loch and through woodland, we will be taking a look at different aspects of the local wildlife including, river dipping, tracks and signs, birds, mammals, plants and trees. Please meet outside the campsite reception office. Suitable for all ages and for families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking is available outside the campsite area on the right hand side before the barrier.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: INRA014596

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.

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Date:  Thursday 31st July                Area: Wester Ross

Walk and Watch, Rubha Reidh, Melvaig

Join the ranger for a coastal walk with a whale and dolphin twist! As part of National Whale and Dolphin Week we will be stopping part-way on this circuit (13.5 km/8.5 miles) to do a short survey of the waters. We will hope to see these bigger animals in the water but failing their appearance, the views to Skye, along the Wester Ross coast (including a lighthouse) and the strong chance of some other coastal wildlife,  will be sure to make up for any lack of cetacean sightings. Suitable for adults and children who are capable of walking the distance. Booking essential by 5pm Monday 30th July.

Time: 9am – 3.30pm                       Booking ref: 000937GAIR

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.

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Date: Wednesday 1st August                       Area: North Caithness

Duncansby Head Sea Watch

Join the Ranger at Duncansby Head in north Caithness to look for and record whales, dolphins and porpoises at this ‘hot spot’. Use our telescope and bring your binoculars to learn all about the species we may see during our watch. Wrap up warm and bring binoculars if you have them. All children must be accompanied. Limited numbers. Very weather dependant, please ring 07827281481 if unsure on the day.

Time: 11am – 1pm           Booking ref: 000922THUR

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.

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Date: Wednesday 1st August       Area: Lochaber

Land Art (8-12yrs) – Schools Out

Come and join us in this outdoor environmental art session, where we will work together to create a natural sculpture. Meet at the Ben Nevis Visitor centre. Be prepared to play outdoors whatever the weather, bring waterproofs, suncream and midge repellent.

Time: 11am -1pm             Booking ref: LOCH013979

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.

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Date: Wednesday 1st August       Area: Ardnamurchan

Woodland Minecraft    

Work as a team and put your building skills to the ultimate test. Wellies and waterproof are a must. Be prepared to play outdoors whatever the weather, please bring suncream and midge repellent.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref: ARDN014616

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.

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Date: Thursday 2nd August           Area: Wester Ross

School’s Out! Nature Challenge, Ullapool

Join the ranger for a fun-filled day all to do with wildlife and nature.

We will be learning about animals and doing things to help them by completing challenges inside the library and outdoors. If you like wildlife, making, creating, finding creatures, playing games and being green this is for you.  How many challenges can you complete in a day? Are you up for it? Book now as places are limited. Suitable for children aged 5-10 years.

Parents are welcome to join in for an additional donation.

Time: 10am – 3.30pm      Booking ref: ULLA013988

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.

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Date:  Thursday 2nd August                          Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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.

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Date: Thursday 2nd August         Area: Golspie

The Very Hungry Caterpillar story walk, Golspie – Schools Out

Join the very hungry caterpillar as he munches his way up the big burn.  An interactive story walk inspired by the children’s classic book by Eric Carle. Suitable for children aged 3-5 years.

Time:    11am – 12pm     Booking ref: GOLS014859

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.

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Date: Thursday 2nd August           Area: Assynt, West Sutherland

Stoer to Balchladich Guided Walk

Wonderful 4km coastal cliff walk from Stoer beach. Help us look for whales and dolphins and hear about the largest meteorite ever to strike Europe. Meet at Stoer beach and bring suitable walking gear. We will be walking through some rough and boggy ground with some hills. A reasonable level of fitness is needed. Suitable for all the family! Help may be required with return vehicles.

Time: 11am – 3pm            Booking ref: KNBV014497

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.

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Date:  Friday 3rd August                 Area:  Lochaber

An introduction to dyeing, spinning and weaving for beginners

Join the countryside Ranger and learn how to make simple dyes from plants, fruit and vegetables, experiment and have a go (no chemicals will be used to fix dyes).  Try spinning sheep’s fleece into wool using the ancient drop spindle and then make your own small bag or wall hanging to take home.  Workshop is most suitable for adults and older children when accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre. Booking required.

Time:  10am – 2pm                          Booking ref:  000950LOCH

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.

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Date:  Monday 6th August             Area:  Lochaber

Pond dipping Under the Ben

Family event.  What brilliant creatures call our pond home?  Come along to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre to find out. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  10am – 11pm or 1pm – 2pm          Booking ref:  000951LOCH or 000952LOCH

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.

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Date:     Tuesday 7th August                          Area: Inverness

Wildlife Walk at Foyers – Schools Out

A series of wildlife walks throughout the summer with the local Ranger. The walk is about 1.5 km passing by the river, loch and through woodland, we will be taking a look at different aspects of the local wildlife including, river dipping, tracks and signs, birds, mammals, plants and trees. Please meet outside the campsite reception office. Suitable for all ages and for families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking is available outside the campsite area on the right hand side before the barrier.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: INRA014596

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.

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Date: Tuesday 7th August                              Area: North Caithness

Rock Pools at Thurso East

Enjoy a self-guided rock pool rummage at Thurso east shore. Use our nets and bring along your own to discover what fascinating creatures can be found in these shallow rock pools. Meet at the riverside parking area by CLB on Sir Archibald Road. This is a self-guided activity but the countryside Ranger will be along to help with identification of any creatures found. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000963THUR

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.

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Date:     Tuesday 7th August                          Area: Sutherland

Dornoch to Embo Walk – Schools Out

We will walk from Dornoch to Embo and back, pausing to look at a great wildflower site full of orchids including the Lesser Butterfly and Fragrant Orchids.

Time: 10am – 2pm                           Booking ref: DORN014023

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.

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Date: Tuesday 7th August              Area: Assynt, West Sutherland

Clachtoll Sand Sculpture competition (in the morning) & Seashore Activities Day           

Why not enter the contest for the best sand sculpture starting 11am? Judging and prize giving at 1.30pm. Or just come along to admire the many amazing sculptures for free! Loads of really good prizes. This event will be followed by seashore activities in the afternoon. Great day out for the family.

Time: 11am – 3pm                            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.

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Date: Wednesday 8th August      Area: Ardnamurchan

In the dark, dark wood – Schools Out    

Bats, owls…..what else prowls in the wood after the sun goes down? Lets find out and make sure they have somewhere safe to sleep during the day. Wellies and waterproofs are a must!

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref: ARDN014593

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.

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Date: Thursday 9th August            Area: Strathspey

Pond Dip Safari – Schools Out

Ever wondered what beasties lurk under the surface of the water in a loch? Come along and find out with your local High Life Countryside Ranger! Wear wellies and a smile! Waterproofs if its nippy. All equipment provided. A short walk approx. 0.25 km unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref: GRAN014339

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.

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Date: Thursday 9th August            Area: Sutherland

Gearrchoille Bug Hunt – Schools Out

Join the Ranger at Gearrchoille Community Wood for a bug hunt! Come and see what weird and wonderful creatures are lurking under logs or hunting in the long grass. This is a self-led drop in event and the Ranger will be around to offer equipment and information on the wildlife you find. Meet at the Gearrchoille Community Woodland car park, Ardgay.

 

Time: 11am – 3pm           Booking ref: DORN014525

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.

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Date: Thursday 9th August                          Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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.

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Date: Friday 10th August                                Area: Caithness

Latheronwheel to Dunbeath guided walk

A clifftop walk of 6km along the stunning coastline of east Caithness, taking in spectacular cliff formations and breeding bird colonies. Drivers returned to start.  Full walking kit required. Suitable for adults only. Start point and timings given on booking.

Time:    11am – 3pm                       Booking ref: 000701WICK

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.

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Date:  Friday 10th August                               Area:  Lochaber

Brilliant Bees

Come and learn about some of the wonderful things bees do for us.  Try making your own candles and lip balm from bees wax and see if you can complete our native bee hunt.  Most suitable for adults and older children when accompanied by an adult.

Time:  1pm – 3pm            Booking ref: 000953LOCH

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.

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Date:  Monday 13th August          Area:  Lochaber

Pond dipping Under the Ben

Family event.  What brilliant creatures call our pond home?  Come along to the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre to find out. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  10am – 11pm or 1pm – 2pm          Booking ref: 000951LOCH or 000952LOCH

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.

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Date: Tuesday 14th August           Area: Assynt, West Sutherland

Bothy Tales & Marshmallows – Schools Out      

A walk from Glencanisp Lodge to Suileag Bothy near the foot of Suilven. Kindle a fire and toast marshmallows and hear some ‘tales of the bothies’ with story teller Griogar Dawson Allen. Total distance 6km. Suitable for all the family. Walking through some rough and boggy ground with some hills, a reasonable level of fitness required. Meet at Glencanisp Lodge – car park behind the lodge.

Time: 11am – 3pm            Booking ref: KNBV014499

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.

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Date:     Tuesday 14th August                       Area: Easter Ross

Conon River Walk, Maryburgh – Schools Out

Join us for a relaxing walk along the River Conon and through lovely woodland, stopping to enjoy any wildlife along the way! Bring lunch, warm, waterproof clothing and suitable footwear. This walk can be muddy.

 

Time: 10am – 3pm                           Booking ref: DING014020

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.

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Date:     Tuesday 14th August                       Area: Inverness

Wildlife Walk at Foyers – Schools Out

A series of wildlife walks throughout the summer with the local Ranger. The walk is about 1.5 km passing by the river, loch and through woodland, we will be taking a look at different aspects of the local wildlife including, river dipping, tracks and signs, birds, mammals, plants and trees. Please meet outside the campsite reception office. Suitable for all ages and for families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking is available outside the campsite area on the right hand side before the barrier.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: INRA014596

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.

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Date: Tuesday 14th August           Area: Strathspey

River Dip safari – Schools Out

Ever wondered what beasties lurk under the surface of the water in a river? Come along and find out with your local High Life Countryside Ranger! Wear wellies and a smile! Waterproofs if its nippy. All equipment provided. A short walk approx. 0.25 km suitable for some wheelchairs and buggies but access to the water is unlikely. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref:  GRAN014346

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.

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Date:  Wednesday 15th August                   Area:  Ardnamurchan

Alien Adventure – Schools Out

The aliens have landed and they have left a message for us. Can you de-code the message and complete the challenges to make sure we return the message in time? A woodland adventure which is “out of this world”! Bring wellies, waterproofs and a packed lunch.

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm                               Booking ref: ARDN014587

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.

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Date:     Wednesday 15th August                                Area: Easter Ross

The Underwater World of Tain Links Pond – Schools Out

 

Come and visit the pond at Tain Links, it great place to look for the creatures lurking in the pond and the  dragonflies over it.
This is a self-led drop in event and the Ranger will be around to offer equipment and information on the wildlife you find. Meet at The Links, Tain.

 

Time: 11am – 3pm                           Booking ref: TAIN014527

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.

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Date:  Wednesday 15th August                   Area:  Lochaber

Schools Out Survivor

Schools out for the summer bushcraft and survival fun for children aged 8-12.

Time: 1pm – 3pm                             Booking ref: LOCH014073

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 16th August                          Area: Assynt, West Sutherland

Iron-age broch experience – Schools Out                            

Have you ever wonder what it would be like living in the iron-age. Explore the newly excavated 2000 year old broch at Clachtoll, and try your hand at making an arrow, examining ancient artefacts, grind ancient barley, spin some wool, make a clay pot and make a woven mat. Suitable for 8-14 year olds.

Time: 10.30am – 3pm                      Booking ref:KNBV014604

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.

 

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Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 16th August                          Area: North Caithness

Shell Art at the Seadrift Centre

Bring along your imagination and just using shells and other items found on our lovely beaches create your own work of art to take home. What magical designs can you come up with? All materials provided. Meet at the Seadrift Centre at Dunnet Bay. All children must be accompanied. Limited numbers.

Time: 11am – 1pm           Booking ref: 000964THUR

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 16th August                       Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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 21st August        Area: Inverness

Wildlife Walk at Foyers – Schools Out

A series of wildlife walks throughout the summer with the local Ranger. The walk is about 1.5 km passing by the river, loch and through woodland, we will be taking a look at different aspects of the local wildlife including, river dipping, tracks and signs, birds, mammals, plants and trees. Please meet outside the campsite reception office. Suitable for all ages and for families with children. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking is available outside the campsite area on the right hand side before the barrier.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: INRA014596

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 21st August                        Area: Easter Ross

Kiltearn Church Walk – Schools Out

This low level walk offers beautiful views of the Cromarty Firth and the wildlife it supports.
Bring warm, waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.

 

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: DORN014027

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.

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Date:  Wednesday 22nd August                  Area:  Lochaber

Dens under the Ben

Den building fun for all the family at Ben Nevis Visitor centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10am – 11pm or 1pm – 2pm           Booking ref:       000954LOCH or 000955LOCH

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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Date:     Wednesday 22nd August                               Area: Easter Ross

School’s Out Survivor: Maryburgh

 

Get prepared for anything! Can you survive in the wild?
We can show you how! Join the Rangers marooned in the wild, learn how to track animals, build a shelter, build a fire. Learn how to be a survivor!
All participants must bring warm and waterproof clothing and outdoor footwear. Children must also have a packed lunch.

 

Time: 10am – 3pm           Booking ref: DING014515

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 23rd August        Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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 30th August          Area:  Lochaber

Riverside walk for all

Guided walk for everyone along the Glen Nevis riverside all abilities path.  Learn more about the wildlife of the river and surrounding glen and visit Dun Dige fort.  Have a go at the brass rubbing plaques and magnifying viewers along the route and soak up the beauty of Glen Nevis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.

Time: 10am – 12pm                        Booking ref: 000942LOCH

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 31st August                                Area: North Caithness

Castle of Mey Bat Walk

Use our bat detectors to find and watch the bats feeding around the Castle of Mey grounds at night. Learn about the life cycle of the bat and what you can do to protect and encourage bats to your garden. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Limited numbers. Meet at the Castle of Mey public car park gates.

Time: 8pm – 9.30pm                       Booking ref: 000965THUR

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]