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Date: Friday 5th July                         Area: Inverness

Tree-mendous – Schools Out

Join us on the beautiful Ness Islands. We will be looking at roots and branches and the amazing selection of trees on these islands. Lots of fun tree related activities. This is a family event and is suitable for 5+. Meet at the picnic table at other side of the footbridge from Bught Road. Parking available at Bught Road. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and all participants need to book.

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm                       Booking ref:  INHS016487

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:     Saturday 6th July                               Area: Inverness

Sensory Session at the Botanic Gardens

Seek out the beautiful and Peaceful Inverness Botanic Gardens and explore the delights and wonders nature has to offer using your all senses. We will use a mixture of active and gentle activities to enable us to sense nature in more detailed ways. Most of the session will be outside so please dress appropriately. Booking essential as places are limited. For adults only.

Time:    10.30am – 12.30pm                         Booking ref:       002177INHS

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 9th July                   Area: Inverness

An Eagle Odyssey

Find out all about the majestic golden eagle on this self- guided trail around the Ness Islands. Meet at the picnic table at other side of the footbridge from Bught Road. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Parking available at Bught Road.
No booking required.

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Tuesday 9th July                   Area: Lochaber

Schools Out Survivor: Fort William

Join the countryside rangers to learn some fun survival skills!

Suitable for children aged 7-12. Please come prepared to get dirty and bring waterproofs and a packed lunch, sun cream, midge repellent and any medication you require. The precise meeting place will be given out after booking.

Time: 11am – 2pm           Booking ref: LOCH016253

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:  Tuesday 9th July                   Area: North Caithness

Meet the Gruffalo’

You never know who you might meet during a wander through Dunnet Forest! This event is for children under 6 who love the story of the Gruffalo. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Both adults & children must book on to this event. Please meet at main entrance to Dunnet forest.

Time: 11am – 12pm                         Booking ref: 001909THUR

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:  Tuesday 9th July                  Area: East Caithness

‘Meet the Gruffalo’

You never know who you might meet during a wander through Thrumster Woods! This event is for children under 6 who love the story of the Gruffalo. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Both adults & children must book on to this event. Please meet at Thrumster house car park.

Time: 3pm – 4pm                              Booking ref: 001910WICK

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 10th 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 of 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 – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001754ARDN

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

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Date: Wednesday 10th July                                           Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guided coastal walk around the Kyle of Durness headland

A veritable feast of wild flowers and fine views, small sandy beaches and seals plus much more. A fairly level walk on a grassy path by the coast at first returning inland via loch Borralie – a variety of habitats in a short distance. About 8km, adults only, bring a snack.

Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm                               Booking ref: 001978KNBV

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 10th July       Area: Ross and Cromarty

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. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.

Time:  12pm – 2pm                         Booking ref:  FRTS015454

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 10th July                          Area: North Caithness

Children’s Bushcraft Activities – Schools Out

Join the rangers at Dunnet Bay to have fun learning some basics of bushcraft such as shelter building, food gathering and fire starting. Suitable for children 8 years old and over. All materials are provided but numbers are limited. Booking essential.

Time:    11am – 1pm                       Booking ref: THUR015466

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 10th July           Area: Lochaber

All about Eagles

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger and Library staff for fun quizzes, facts and craft activities for children under 10 at Caol Library, Fort William.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm                 Booking ref: Drop in session, no booking necessary.

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:  Thursday 11th July                               Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guided hill [350m]and moorland walk at Kylestrome/ Glendhu south of Scourie

A very atmospheric Scottish walk in a hill and moorland landscape with a chance of seeing eagles and red deer plus many wild plants, birds and seals. The route may vary slightly depending on the weather.    About 13km. Adults only.

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm.                             Booking ref: 001986KNBV

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:  Thursday 11th July                               Area: Ardnamurchan

Eco Club @ Ardnamurchan Library – Schools Out

Join the Countryside Ranger for some fun environmental activities at Ardnamurchan Library. With a different theme each week you can book one or come along to them all. Suitable for children aged 7-12. Booking is essential

Time:  2pm – 3.30pm      Booking ref: ARDN016429

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:     Thursday 11th July                            Area: Inverness

The Natural Nature Trail

Follow the clues and solve the puzzles hidden around the reserve to find the treasure. Family event. Booking essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the picnic area near the bus turning circle at the end of Kessock Road.

Time:    2pm – 4pm                         Booking ref:       001496INHS

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 11th July                               Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: Cloud Watching, Ullapool

We will start in the library with a short introduction to understanding the weather from the clouds. This will be followed by a short guided walk to look for some clouds!

If you or someone you know is rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk with company, please come along.

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

Booking essential by 4pm 10th of July.

Time:  2pm – 3pm                                                           Booking ref: 001712ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Thursday 11th July                               Area: Sutherland

Schools Out! Animal Tracking, Golspie

Learn the ancient art of tracking. Discover what clues some of our most iconic species leave behind and how you can read the story of their travel through the landscape. This is an event for children but parents are welcome to stay too.

Time: 10am – 12pm        Booking ref:       GOLS015393

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 14th July                   Area: East Caithness

Caithness Countryside Volunteers: John O’Groats Trail

Join our volunteers along the JOGT and help improve access for walkers. Get active, enjoy the fresh air & meet other volunteers. Gloves, tools & refreshments provided. Please contact Marina for further details.

Time:  10.30am – 1pm                     Booking ref: N/A

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Date:     Monday 15th July              Area: Lochaber

Secrets of the Seashore

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger and Library staff for fun quizzes, facts and craft activities for children under 10 at Caol Library, Fort William.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm                 Booking ref: Drop in session, no booking necessary.

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:     Monday 15th July                              Area: North Sutherland

Bumblebee Safari at Farr Glebe in Bettyhill

Want to learn how to identify our local bumblebee? Join the countryside ranger at the Farr Glebe bumblebee reserve in Bettyhill, north Sutherland. We will safely catch, identify and carefully release examples of bumblebees to help you learn how to identify the different species. Equipment provided, just bring along your enthusiasm. All children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Time:    2pm – 4pm                         Booking ref: 001823FARR

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 15th July                                                 Area: Lochaber

Dens under the Ben at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre

Learn how to create a shelter.  Will it survive a storm?  Please bring waterproofs as you may get very wet!  Children must be accompanied by an adult

Time:  1pm – 2pm                                            Booking ref:  001592LOCH

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:  Tuesday 16th July                 Area: Lochaber

Golden Eagle Treasure Hunt, Lochaline

Drop in, self-led event for the whole family at Achnaha Community Woodland, near Lochaline during Morvern Games and Gala Week.

Do you have what it takes to be a golden eagle? Follow the marked trail and see if you can answer the questions and complete the course. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: Drop in any 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:  Tuesday 16th July                                 Area: Lochaber

Fires in the Quarry

Come along to Ballachulish Quarry and learn how to make your own fire and cook your own bread.  Children must be accompanied by an adult

Time:  1pm – 2pm                            Booking ref: 001593KNLV

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 16th July                                Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guided coastal wildflower walk at Oldshoremore by Kinlochbervie

Guided walk across the wonderful dunes and machair of Oldshoremore; myriads of flowers including many orchids, superb views with a walk along the beautiful beach at the end. Adults only 2.5km.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm.                           Booking ref: 001984KNBV

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 17th July                       Area: Inverness

A Short Walk into Nature – Caledonian Canal – West

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll along the Caledonian Canal heading West towards Muirton for 1 hour/3km. Aimed at those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons. Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk. Adults only.  Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to Inverness Leisure.

Time: 11am – 12pm                                        Booking ref:       001605INHS

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 17th July                       Area: Lochaber

Wild about Woodlands

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger and Library staff for fun quizzes, facts and craft activities for children under 10 at Caol Library, Fort William.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm                  Booking ref: Drop in session, no booking necessary.

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: Ross and Cromarty

Schools Out! The Eagles Kingdom

Join the Countryside Ranger at Tain Library to learn all about the life of one of Scotland’s biggest predators. We will learn how long eagles live for, how they hunt and what they like to eat and do some activities to demonstrate just how big they are!

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am             Booking ref:       TAIN016165

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 17th July                       Area: Ross and Cromarty

Seashore Safari Shandwick – Schools Out

Search for spiny urchins, nippy crabs and slippery blennies in the rockpools with the local Ranger. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref:       TAIN015455

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 17th July                                          Area: Lochaber

Eagle walk

Weekly walk to Steall meadows to look for golden eagles and other wildlife and to visit the house ruins. Children over 10 only and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  A good level of fitness and good walking footwear is required due to the terrain.  The walk is approximately 5km in length and includes walking on a path at the edge of the gorge.

Time: 1pm – 4pm                              Booking ref:       001585LOCH

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 17th July                        Area: East Caithness

‘Sandy Fun Day’

A fun day at Dunnet beach with a beach sculpture competition, sand table crafts and outdoor games. Most suitable for families with primary school age children.

Time: 1pm – 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.

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Date: Thursday 18th July                                                                Area: Lochaber

Eagle Treasure

Drop in to Ballachulish quarry and see if you can complete our golden eagle themed treasure hunt and build your own eagle nest

Time:   Drop in between 1pm – 3pm                       Booking ref:   001595KNLV

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:  Thursday 18th July                                               Area: Wester Ross

Food for Free Foraging Walk, River Blackwater, Garve

Learn about edible plants and the cultural uses for them on this guided walk. Take a flask of hot water and a collecting tub to try a tea flavoured by plants that you pick yourself.  Distance: 3.5km/2.25mi. Suitable for families and adults.

Booking essential by 4pm on 17thof July.

Time:  4pm – 5.30pm                                      Booking ref: 001713DING

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Thursday 18th July                               Area: Ross and Cromarty

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. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref:       FRTS015456

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 18th July                               Area: Ardnamurchan

Eco Club @ Ardnamurchan Library – Schools Out

Join the Countryside Ranger for some fun environmental activities at Ardnamurchan Library. With a different theme each week you can book one or come along to them all. Suitable for children aged 7-12. Booking is essential

Time:  2pm – 3.30pm      Booking ref: ARDN016429

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Friday 19th July                      Area: Ross and Cromarty

Schools Out! Animal Tracking at the Muir Hub

Learn the ancient art of tracking. Discover what clues some of our most iconic species leave behind and how you can read the story of their travel through the landscape. This is an event for children but parents are welcome to stay too.

Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm               Booking ref: FRTS015394

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 19th July                                                       Area: Lochaber

Magic and mayhem for P1-3: Schools Out

Join the countryside Ranger at the Leven centre for a morning of magic and mayhem for junior Witches and wizards, decorate your own wand, look for magical creatures, make a fire in defence against the dark arts, sample the s’more delights and search for the golden snitch in quiddich.

Time:   10am – 1pm                         Booking ref:   KNLV016403

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:     Friday 19th July                   Area: North Caithness

Pond Dipping at Dunnet Forest (x 2) – Schools Out

Discover what fascinating mini-beast creatures lurk in the ponds found at Dunnet Forest. Use our nets to safely catch and release the creatures and discover all about their life cycle and habits. This is a family activity but numbers are limited so booking is essential. All children must be accompanied.

First session 10am – 12pm           Second session 2pm – 4pm       

Booking ref: First session THUR016189                  Second session THUR016193

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Monday 22nd July                                Area: East Caithness

Peek in the Pond

Discover the underwater life on Newtonhill pond. Pond dipping with environmental activities. Suitable for children over the age of 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Both adults & children must book on to this event. Please meet at Newtonhill Croft Woodland car park.

Time: 11am – 12.30pm                   Booking ref: 001911WICK

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: Monday 22nd July                                                                 Area:  Lochaber

Family Bioblitz at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 23rd July                  Area: Assynt, Sutherland

The natural sea archway at Rubh’ an Dúnain near Stoer 

Coastal walk to the sandstone arch at Rubh’ an Dúnain.  Great place to see seabirds, bonxies, peregrines, seals and we may even see some dolphins or otters. We will explore the Iron-age fort and the lazy beds on the point and stories of shipwrecks. Path is boggy in places. Bring packed lunch. 3km. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Meet at the Beach at Culkein Stoer. Grid ref: NC 038332. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 11am – 2pm                            Booking ref:  001743ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 23rd July                 Area: Lochaber

Schools Out Survivor: Glenuig

Join the countryside rangers to learn some fun survival skills!

Suitable for children aged 7-12. Please come prepared to get dirty and bring waterproofs and a packed lunch, sun cream, midge repellent and any medication you require. The precise meeting place will be given out after booking.

Time: 11am – 2pm           Booking ref: ARDN016261

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 23rd July                 Area: Wester Ross

Schools Out! Young Naturalist, Beinn Eighe NNR, Kinlochewe

Join the Wester Ross ranger in this natural haven to try and find as many creatures as possible. How many can you see? We will be looking for creepy crawlies, water beasties and more on this action-packed nature exploration in Britain’s first National Nature Reserve!

Distance: 2.5km/1.5mi

Numbers are strictly limited and booking essential by 4pm on 22nd July. Adults must accompany children. Please book adults on in addition to children.

Time:  2pm – 4pm                                             Booking ref: GAIR015324

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 23rd July                                                 Area:  Lochaber

Wild in the Quarry

Join the countryside Ranger to discover what lives in the water of Ballachulish quarry and build your own natural mini rafts to sail in the quarry.  Please wear your wellies or shoes you don’t mind getting wet!  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  1pm – 2pm                                            Booking ref: 001600KNLV

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 23rd July                 Area: East Caithness

Keiss Crabs

Discover life under the waves with meat eating predators and air breathing fish.  A self guided rock pool event. Remember your welly boots! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Both adults & children must book on to this event. Please meet at Keiss beach (Stain beach) lay by.

Time: 10am – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 002035WICK

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact[email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 24th July                                           Area: Lochaber

Eagle walk

Weekly walk to Steall meadows to look for golden eagles and other wildlife and to visit the house ruins. Children over 10 only and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  A good level of fitness and good walking footwear is required due to the terrain.  The walk is approximately 5km in length and includes walking on a path at the edge of the gorge.

Time:    1pm – 4pm                                         Booking ref:       001585LOCH

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 24th 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 of 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 – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001754ARDN

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 24th July          Area: Wester Ross

Schools Out! Young Naturalist, Laide

Join the Wester Ross ranger and Active Schools Coordinator to find as many creatures as possible!  Creepy crawlies, water beasties and fluttering flyers. We will be searching for all these things in Laide Community Woodland. How many can you find?

Distance: 2.5km/1.5mi

Booking essential by 4pm on 23rd July.  Adults can accompany children but must be booked on.

Time:  2pm – 4pm                                             Booking ref: GAIR015325

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 24th July                       Area: Ross and Cromarty

Seashore Safari Portmahomack – Schools Out

Search for spiny urchins, nippy crabs and slippery blennies in the rockpools with the local Ranger. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.

Time: 10am – 12pm        Booking ref: TAIN015457

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 24th July                       Area: Sutherland

Schools Out! Dornoch Bug Hunt

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Join the Ranger for a walk around the grassland habitat by the shore and discover the amazing multitude of butterflies, bees and bugs that can be found in this unique habitat. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm                 Booking ref: DORN016192

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 25th July                               Area: Ardnamurchan

Eco Club @ Ardnamurchan Library – Schools Out

Join the Countryside Ranger for some fun environmental activities at Ardnamurchan Library. With a different theme each week you can book one or come along to them all. Suitable for children aged 7-12. Booking is essential

Time:  2pm – 3.30pm      Booking ref: ARDN016429

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Thursday 25th July                            Area: Ross and Cromarty

Exploring Cromarty Foreshore – 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.

Time: 10am – 12pm        Booking ref: FRTS015395

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 25th July                           Area: Inverness

Natural Art for Kids – Schools Out

Have a go at creating some beautiful art using the colourful materials that nature provides at Inverness Botanic Gardens at this time of year. No previous experience necessary! Booking essential.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                            Booking ref: INHS015811

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact[email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 25th July                               Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: Tree Leaves, Ullapool

We will start in the library with a short introduction to trees and their leaves. This will be followed by a short guided walk.

If you or someone you know is rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk with company, please come along.

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

Booking essential by 4pm 24th of July.

Time:  2pm – 3pm                                                           Booking ref:  001714ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date: Thursday 25th July                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Animal Tracks and Signs at Shin Falls

Join the Ranger in search of clues left by some of the forest animals of the Highlands of Scotland. Learn some tips about footprints and see just how much wildlife there is in these woodlands. We just might see the resident otters, pine martens, sparrowhawks and other birds. Good paths. Bring packed lunch. 3km. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Meet at the Shin Falls Car park beside the café. Grid ref: NC 038332.

Time: 2pm – 4pm                              Booking ref:  001744GOLS

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 25th July                               Area: North Sutherland.

Bogs and frogs at Kinlochbervie – Schools Out

Pottering about in the peat bogs at Kinlochbervie, searching for frogs, newts and other creepy crawlies. Plus looking at other wildlife and plants of the peat bogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Wellies recommended, there is a short walk uphill to the peat bogs.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm.           Booking ref: 016543KNBV

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 25th July                                 Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guided coastal walk at Talmine, Melness

A superb coastal walk with stunning views and masses of wonderful wild flowers including the rare Scottish primrose. We follow the coast out and return by the quiet road. About 5k, adults only. Please do not block access to the pier.

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm                               Booking ref: 001979FARR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 26th 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, follow the treasure trail and learn how to make forest animals sculptures. Suitable for 8-12 year olds. Parents not allowed. Bring waterproofs, old clothes and a packed lunch. Meet at the An Cala café, Lochinver.

Time: 11am – 2pm.                         Booking ref:ULLA016259

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 26th July                                                       Area: Lochaber

 

Mischief and magic for P4-7 – Schools Out

Join the countryside Ranger at the Leven centre and decorate your own wand, make your own wooden runic pendant, search for magical, mythical creatures, grow your own screaming mandrake and build a fire and sample some magical s’mores and find the golden snitch in Quiddich.  Can you become a fully-fledged witch or wizard in just one day?

Time:   10am – 3pm                         Booking ref:   KNLV016411

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Monday 29th July               Area: East Caithness

Glorious Gold & River Life: Schools Out

A fun morning with the rangers on the Kildonan River, panning for gold and river dipping. Discover life under the water and the creatures which live there. The Kildonan gold rush may be long over but you might be lucky to find some gold or semi precious stones. All equipment will be provided but please wear welly boots and bring snack/drink. Wear suitable outdoor clothing. Midge repellent may be useful. Children will be transported to and from the strath from Helmsdale. Please meet at Helmsdale primary school car park.

Time: 10.30am-1.30pm                  Booking ref: GOLS015465

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Monday 29th July                                                  Area: Lochaber

Water under the Ben

Join the countryside Ranger to discover what lives in the River Nevis and the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre outdoor classroom pond and build your own natural mini rafts to sail on the river.  Please wear your wellies or shoes you don’t mind getting wet!  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  1pm – 2pm                                            Booking ref:  001601LOCH

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 30th July                 Area: North Sutherland.

Guided Highland river and moorland walk at Kinloch near Tongue.

A fine walk along a super highland river trail, returning over the hill by the estate road, about 8km, adults only. Remote and beautiful, highland and moorland wildlife.

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm.             Booking ref: 002021FARR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 30th July                                                 Area: Wester Ross

Mountain Life: Cul Mor, Coigach 

On the boundary of Wester Ross and Sutherland, Cul Mor is a Corbett with spectacular views from the top. It is a hard but worthwhile climb and we will be searching wildlife including a rare plant called Norwegian Mugwort.

Suitable for adults only. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. Distance 13.5km/8.5mi.

Places are limited and booking essential by 29th July, 4pm.

Time: 10am – 5pm                                           Booking ref:  001715ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 31st July                       Area: Inverness

A Short Walk into Nature – Caledonian Canal – West

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll along the Caledonian Canal heading west towards Muirton for 1 hour/3km. Aimed at those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons. Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk. Adults only.  Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to Inverness Leisure.

Time: 11am – 12pm                                        Booking ref:       001605INHS

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 31st July                       Area: Caithness

 Orienteering for families, Newtonhill Croft woodland

A family friendly introduction to maps and compasses.  Learn by joining in with a fun team games.  Children must be accompanied by an adult, both adults AND children must book their places.  Meet at the croft building, gates will be open.

Time:    10.30am- 12 noon                            Booking ref:       001914WICK

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 31st July                       Area: Caithness

 Bush craft, Newtonhill Croft Woodland – Schools Out

Come and have fun at the croft learning some outdoor survival skills.  Over 8s only, due to fire.    Meet at the croft building, gates will be open.

 

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm                      Booking ref: WICK015774

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 31st July                       Area: North Caithness

Duncansby Head Whale and dolphin Watch

Enjoy a guided whale and dolphin watch from Duncansby Head in north Caithness. Use our telescope and bring your own binoculars to look for and record any cetaceans we may see. Wrap up warm, very weather dependent please ring if unsure. All children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

 

Time:    9.30am – 11.30pm           Booking ref: 001824THUR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 31st July                                           Area: Lochaber

Eagle walk

Weekly walk to Steall meadows to look for golden eagles and other wildlife and to visit the house ruins. Children over 10 only and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  A good level of fitness and good walking footwear is required due to the terrain.  The walk is approximately 5km in length and includes walking on a path at the edge of the gorge.

Time: 1pm – 4pm                                             Booking ref: 001585LOCH

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 1st August                                          Area: Wester Ross

 Seashore Day and Sand Sculpture Competition, Gairloch   

This is a self-led day suitable for adults and families. The Wester Ross ranger and Skye and Wester Ross Fisheries Trust biologist will be on-hand to explain what you are finding at rocks and shore. Drop in for as long as you like.

Stay around for a bit longer to recreate one of your marine life finds out of sand! Prizes for the best creation!

Please let the ranger know if you think you might come.

Time: 12:30pm – 3.30pm                              Booking ref: Booking not required

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date: Thursday 1st August                            Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie

Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish and much, much more – meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed.  Adults must book on also. Meet at Clashnessie Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 057309. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm                        Booking ref: 001745ULLA

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 2nd August                              Area: Ross and Cromarty

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. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.

Time: 10am – 12pm        Booking ref:       FRTS015458

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 2nd August                              Area: Sutherland

 Nursery rhyme trail, Big Burn Golspie

The under fives will enjoy the songs and activities on this interactive nursery rhyme trail in the Big Burn woods. Oh and watch out for the crocodile!  Children must be accompanied by an adult; both adults and children must book a place.

Time:    1.30pm – 2.30pm             Booking ref: 002077GOLS

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 5th August                                              Area:  Lochaber

Fires under the Ben at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre

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

Time:  1pm – 2pm                                            Booking ref:  001602LOCH

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 5th August                              Area: Culloden

Creatures of Culloden

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

Time:    10:30am -12pm                                 Booking ref:       N/A

Price:    See NTS website on link below.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Tuesday 6th August                          Area: Sutherland

Schools Out! Animal Tracking, Dornoch

Learn the ancient art of tracking. Discover what clues some of our most iconic species leave behind and how you can read the story of their travel through the landscape. This is an event for children but parents are welcome to stay too.

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am             Booking ref:       DORN016169

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 6th August                              Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Coastal walk

Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Bring packed lunch. 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 11am – 3pm                            Booking ref: 001746ULLA

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: Wednesday 7th August                      Area: Tomatin

All about Eagles – Minibus tour – Coignafearn  

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

Time: 5.30pm – 9.30pm                                 Booking ref:       001612GRAN

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 7th 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 of 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 – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001754ARDN

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date: Wednesday 7th August                                      Area: Lochaber

Eagle walk

Weekly walk to Steall meadows to look for golden eagles and other wildlife and to visit the house ruins. Children over 10 only and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  A good level of fitness and good walking footwear is required due to the terrain.  The walk is approximately 5km in length and includes walking on a path at the edge of the gorge.

Time:    1pm-4pm                                            Booking ref:       001585LOCH

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 8th August                        Area: Inverness

Behind the Tides – Seashore Exploration

Join the local HLH Ranger and the Reserve’s Project Officer for a walk behind the tide, exploring the strandline and rockpools on the Merkinch shoreline. We will also be playing a few seashore related games. Meet at the picnic area next to the turning circle at the end of Kessock Road. Suitable for all ages. Booking essential, no unaccompanied children.

Time: 11am – 12.30pm                                  Booking ref: 001507INHS

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 8th August                            Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Bone caves, Inchnadamph

Guided walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential. Bring packed lunch. Good path but steep in places. 5km. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Meet at Bone caves car park 4km, south of Inchnadamph. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 11am – 2pm                            Booking ref:  001742ULLA

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 8th August                           Area: Ardnamurchan

Eco Club @ Ardnamurchan Library – Schools Out

Join the Countryside Ranger for some fun environmental activities at Ardnamurchan Library. With a different theme each week you can book one or come along to them all. Suitable for children aged 7-12. Booking is essential

Time:  2pm – 3.30pm      Booking ref: ARDN016429

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:  e[email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 8thAugust                                                            Area: Wester Ross

Schools Out! Meet a Tree, Lael  Forest Garden

Join the Wester Ross ranger to learn all about trees. Meet some specimens from around the globe (there are over 200 species!). Play lots games and activities all to do with fabulous trees.

Distance: 2.5km/1.5mi

Booking essential by 4pm on 7th August.  Adults can accompany children but must be booked on.

Time:  11:30 – 1pm                                          Booking ref: ULLA015326

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Thursday 8th August                                           Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: A Wander at Lael, near Ullapool 

Meeting at Lael Forest Garden, we will take in the sights and sounds at Lael Forest Gard surrounded by trees. Find out about trees from around the world (there are over 200 species here!)

If you or someone you know is rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk with company, please come along.

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

Booking essential by 4pm 7th of August.

Time:  2pm – 3pm                                                           Booking ref: 001716ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Friday 9th August                 Area: Caithness

 Foosum Fingers Family Fun Day, Dunnet Forest

Young families will enjoy getting mucky and exploring the undergrowth.  Drop in to create mud cakes, stick men and do a treasure hunt.  This is a drop in event, no need to book.

Time:    10.30am – 2pm                  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:  Friday 9th August                 Area: North Sutherland

More bogs and Frogs at Durness – Schools Out

Pottering about in the peat bogs at Durness, searching for frogs, newts and other creepy crawlies, plus looking at other wildlife and plants of the peat bogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Wellies recommended, there is a short walk to the ponds.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm.           Booking ref: 0016544ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Sunday 11th August                         Area: Drumnadrochit

Minibeast Safari at the Cover, Drumnadrochit – Schools Out

Join us to search the nooks and crannies of this beautiful woodland and the river’s edge for some of nature’s tinier creatures.
Meet at the Cover car park, Drumnadrochit (next to cemetery). Grid Reference NH515295.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 2pm – 4pm                                              Booking ref: GLEN016486

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 12th August                                           Area: Lochaber

Bugs under the Ben at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre

Come along and discover what bugs live in the outdoor classroom before making your own bug to take home.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  1pm – 2pm                                            Booking ref:   001603LOCH

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 13th August                       Area: Ross and Cromarty

Schools 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, and build a fire. Learn how to be a survivor! This event is for children only.All participants must bring warm and waterproof clothing and outdoor footwear. Children must also have a packed lunch.

Time: 10am – 3pm           Booking ref:       DING015459

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 13th August                                                         Area: Assynt, West Sutherland

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

Why not enter the contest for the best sand sculpture. 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: 11 – 3pm                  Booking ref: No need to book

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 13th August          Area: Ardnamurchan

Schools Out Survivor: Strontian

Join the countryside rangers to learn some fun survival skills!

Suitable for children aged 7-12. Please come prepared to get dirty and bring waterproofs and a packed lunch, sun cream, midge repellent and any medication you require. The precise meeting place will be given out after booking.

Time: 11am – 2pm           Booking ref: ARDN016258

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 14th August                                    Area: Lochaber

Eagle walk

Weekly walk to Steall meadows to look for golden eagles and other wildlife and to visit the house ruins. Children over 10 only and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  A good level of fitness and good walking footwear is required due to the terrain.  The walk is approximately 5km in length and includes walking on a path at the edge of the gorge.

Time:  1pm – 4pm                                            Booking ref:  001585LOCH

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 14th August                                                   Area: Wester Ross

Sunset and Seawatch Walk Red Point, near Gairloch

Join the ranger for an evening walk at the Red Point beaches. As part of National Whale and Dolphin Week we will be stopping part-way on this circuit  to complete a short survey of the waters.

 

Failure to see any cetaceans should not disappoint. The views in itself to Skye, along the Wester Ross coast and other wildlife will be well worth it. Fingers crossed for a good sunset too.

 

Suitable for adults and  families with children over 8 years old. Participants must have good fitness for walking on rough ground. Please bring outdoor clothing, sturdy footwear, a torch and a snack or packed tea. Distance 5km/3.25mi.

 

Places are limited and booking essential by the 14th of August at 12 noon.

Time: 6pm – 9.30pm                        Booking ref:  001717GAIR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 14th August                   Area: Ross and Cromarty

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. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.

Time: 2pm – 4pm             Booking ref:       FRTS015460

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 15th August                      Area: Inverness

Animal Homes & Habitats – Schools Out

Find out all about habitats and lend our local wildlife a hand by providing homes and places to find food. Bug houses, bird boxes and feeders will be on our DIY list at Inverness Botanic Gardens. Booking Essential.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30am                            Booking ref: INHS015823

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 15th August                          Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Wildlife of a Highland woodland; Shin Falls near Lairg

Join the Ranger in search of forest animals of this stunning woodland. We just might see the resident otters, pine martens, sparrowhawks, crossbills, great spotted woodpeckers  and other birds. Good paths. Bring packed lunch. 3km. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Meet at the Shin Falls Car park beside the café. Grid ref: NC 038332.

Time: 2pm – 4pm                              Booking ref:  001747GOLS

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 15th August                         Area: Ardnamurchan

Eco Club @ Ardnamurchan Library – Schools Out

Join the Countryside Ranger for some fun environmental activities at Ardnamurchan Library. With a different theme each week you can book one or come along to them all. Suitable for children aged 7-12. Booking is essential

Time:  2pm – 3.30pm      Booking ref: ARDN016429

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 16th August                               Area: Caithness

 Nursery rhyme trail, Latheronwheel

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!  Children must be accompanied by an adult, both adults and children must book a place.

Time:    11am  –  12pm                   Booking ref:  002078WICK

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 16th August               Area: Ardnamurchan

Golden Eagle Treasure Hunt, Kilchoan

Drop in, self-led event for the whole family at Kilchoan Learning Centre.

Do you have what it takes to be a golden eagle? Follow the marked trail and see if you can answer the questions and complete the course.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  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:  Tuesday 20th August                                                          Area: Wester Ross

Mountain Life: Beinn Damh, Torridon 

Beinn Damh, ‘The Stag Mountain’ is a great day out. Following a stalkers path to begin with, we explore ancient Scots Pine forest with glimpses of waterfalls before reaching the higher ground. The summit at 903m has amazing views of Torridon, the sea loch and islands.

 

Booking is essential. Suitable for adults only. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. Distance 13.5km/8.5mi.

Places are limited and booking essential by the 19th August, 4pm.

Time: 10am – 5pm                                                           Booking ref: 001718GAIR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date: Tuesday 20th August                           Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Coastal walk

Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Bring packed lunch. 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 11am – 3pm                            Booking ref: 001746ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 21st 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 of 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 – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001754ARDN

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:     Wednesday 21st August                                Area: Inverness

A Short Walk into Nature – Ness Islands & Infirmary Bridge

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll through the Ness Islands and along the river for 1 hour/3km. Aimed at those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons. Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk. Adults only.  Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to Inverness Leisure.

Time: 11am – 12pm                                       Booking ref:       001607INHS

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 21st August                                                    Area: Lochaber

Eagle walk

Weekly walk to Steall meadows to look for golden eagles and other wildlife and to visit the house ruins. Children over 10 only and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  A good level of fitness and good walking footwear is required due to the terrain.  The walk is approximately 5km in length and includes walking on a path at the edge of the gorge.

Time:    1pm – 4pm                                         Booking ref:  001585LOCH

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 22nd August                                                                                        Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: Maths in Nature, Ullapool

Meeting at Ullapool Library, we will have a brief introduction to numbers in nature before going outside in search of this. You don’t have to be mathematical to come along and enjoy.

If you or someone you know is rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk, learning something new, with company, please come along.

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

Booking essential by 4pm 21st of August.

Time:  2pm – 3pm                                                           Booking ref: 001719ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Sunday 25th August                            Area: East Caithness

Eagles Rock Guided Walk

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

Time: 11am – 3.30pm                      Booking ref: 002223WICK

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact[email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 28th August                                                    Area: Lochaber

Eagle walk

Weekly walk to Steall meadows to look for golden eagles and other wildlife and to visit the house ruins. Children over 10 only and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  A good level of fitness and good walking footwear is required due to the terrain.  The walk is approximately 5km in length and includes walking on a path at the edge of the gorge.

Time: 1pm – 4pm                                             Booking ref:  001585LOCH

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 30th August                               Area: East Caithness

Batty About Bats!

Enjoy a slide show about our fabulous midge munchers before watching bats emerge from their roost site & a wander round Thrumster woods. Please bring a torch & stout footwear. Event is weather dependent. Approximately 1mi/1.6km to walk.

Time:  8pm – 9.30pm

Please book with Thrumster Estate by e-mailing [email protected] OR phoning 01955651387

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

Booking: [email protected]

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Saturday 31st August                          Area: East Caithness

John O’Groats Trail Event: Mid Sutherland Beach Clean

Time: TBC                            Booking ref: Drop in, booking not required

Please come to help rid some of the waste and litter on our beautiful local beach. Refreshments, gloves and bags provided for all volunteers. This event is organised via the Friends of the John O’Groats Trail.

For further information please contact:  [email protected]