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Date:  Thursday 5th May                                                                            Area: Wester Ross

Puddle Jumpers! Springtime Blossom and Hungry Caterpillars, Ullapool

It is Scotland’s Year of Stories this year, so we are taking stories outside to discover nature with wee ones. For this session we are looking at springtime and very hungry caterpillars.

Suitable for preschool children who can walk or are carried (not suitable for push chairs). Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone should be prepared for the outdoors.

Places are limited and booking essential by 1pm on the day of the event.

Time:  2.30pm – 3.30pm                             Booking ref: 005072ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]         01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Thursday 5th May                                                                            Area: North west Sutherland

Faraid head walk, by Durness

A leisurely walk along beautiful Balnakeil beach, across the headland, returning through the amazing dunes. Sand, sea and sunshine[maybe], wild flowers, peace and tranquillity. Adults only. 4km.

Time: 10.30am – 12:30pm                           Booking ref: 005332KNBV

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 10th May                                                                                          Area: Assynt, Sutherland

The lost township of Dubh Clais, Lochinver

Join us on this Ranger led guided walk near Lochinver to the ruins of the Highland clearance township at Dubh Clais and learn about how they lived. Lots of woodland and river edge wildlife to see as well, including signs of otters, herons, black-throated divers and woodpeckers. Fantastic views to Suilven and beyond. This path is boggy in places. Total length 8km. Bring packed lunch. Meet outside Lochinver Village hall.

Time: 11am – 3pm                          Booking ref: 005302ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 11th May                                                                    Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: 004857ARDN

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 13th May                                                                                Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! This week we’ll celebrate the fabulous nature found in the Cairngorms, doing some citizen science, and recording what we find. Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time:  11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Saturday 14th May                                                                          Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend: Stories Round The Fire: Minibeasts

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children P1-P3 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am                           Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Saturday 14th May                                                                           Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend: Story Round The Fire: Minibeasts

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children P4-P7 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 2pm – 4pm                            Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Sunday 15th May                                                               Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend: Highland Mammals Self-led Treasure Trail in Anagach Woods, Grantown-on-Spey

How much do you know about the mammals we share the Highlands with? Come along and try your hand on this self-led treasure trail. Get your pack from Saranne, your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger and take part. Some interesting bits and pieces to examine when you finish!

Self-led so no need to book – just turn up – last round out will be at 3.15pm

Time: 1pm – 4pm

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 17th May                                                                                          Area: Wester Ross

Evening Chorus: An Introduction to Bird Song, Ullapool 

The evening chorus can be almost as spectacular as the dawn chorus. At this time of day birds are singing as the sun goes down and can often be visible too. We will be walking around the village and part-way on the hill paths and riverside, learning about the birds singing as we go. Bring a torch for the end of the walk.

Suitable for adults and interested children over 8, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Distance approx. 3.5km/2mi

Booking essential by 4pm on the 16th of May.

Time:  8.30pm – 10pm                                Booking ref:  005073ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 18th May                                                                                   Area: Inverness

Butterfly Rescue Mission – Ardersier Common

Join the ranger to help clear back vegetation around the glades where our rare butterflies, the small blue and the dingy skipper, spend most of their lives. Tools and gloves provided but please wear long trousers and long-sleeved tops. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Ardersier Common car park just after the village on the way to Fort George.

Time:  2pm – 3.30pm                    Booking: No booking required, just turn up at the car park

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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] 07771370959

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 18th May                                                                                   Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Stoer Coastal walk

Join us on this Ranger led guided walk along the cliff top from Stoer green, near Lochinver. With amazing views over the Minch we will be looking for whales and dolphins. This is also a great place for coastal plants including the rare pyramidal bugle, early orchids, mountain everlasting as well as birds such as the great skua (or bonxie), raves and black guillemot.  We will examine the site where Europe’s largest meteorite crashed to earth and see some ancient sheilings where people tended their cattle during the summer months. We will follow a faint path, which is steep in places. Total distance 4km. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Stoer Cemetery car park on the B869. Grid reference NC040 282

Time: 11am – 3pm                          Booking ref: 005311ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Thursday 19th May                                                                          Area: North west Sutherland

Guided coastal walk at Scourie

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

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                                          Booking ref: 005334KNBV

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 19th May                                                                                        Area: Wester Ross

Explore the Shieldaig Peninsula, Shieldaig, Torridon       

A stunning and fairly easy coastal walk, looking for shore birds, otters, sea eagles and more. Come and discover something about the history of the area and learn about the uses and folklore of the plants. Suitable for adults and families with children over 7 years old. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring waterproofs and a picnic lunch on this 2.5 mi/4 km walk. Booking essential by 4pm, Wednesday 18th of May.

 

Time:     11am – 2pm                                     Booking ref:  005337ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 25th May                                      Area: Wester Ross

Wild Plants and their Uses: Spring, Ullapool

People have been using wild plants for thousands of years to make medicine and food and this walk will help you learn about some of these.  You will be provided with a foraging notebook to allow you to take notes.

We will be revisiting this walk during summer and autumn to look at plants in these seasons.

** It is also World Otter Day today – we will also be looking for signs of local otters on this walk**

Children over 7 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Distance approx. 3km/1.7mi. Booking is essential by 4pm the day before the walk.

Time: 3.30pm – 5pm                                    Booking ref: 005336ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 25th May                                                                                    Area: Easter Ross

Otter Watch

Join the Ranger at North Kessock to do some otter spotting for world otter day! This will involve a short walk along the shore towards the bridge scanning the water as we go. Please bring some warm clothing and sturdy footwear. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10am – 12pm                       Booking ref: 004840FRTS

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 26th May                                                                                         Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Walk

Join the Ranger for a regular walk around Lily Loch to identify and record the species we find there. Be part of some real-life science by helping record the biodiversity of this area. Each walk will be on track or easy ground and only last for an hour, so all are welcome. If you want to learn more about local wildlife or have some skills to offer, we would love you to book for one or two or even join us for every month!

Time: 11am – 12pm                       Booking ref: 005308DING

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 27th May                                                                                Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire

It’s the Year of Stories in Scotland so let’s enjoy some Stories by the Fire! Join the Ranger at Evanton Woods once a month for a story followed by some snacks by the fire and then some activities relating to the book. Books will include “We’re going on a bear hunt”, “The wild woods”, “Mole’s in Love”, “The wishing star” and more….

All children must be accompanied by an adult, these sessions are aimed at 2yrs to 7yrs, but younger and older children are welcome.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as we will be running sessions in all weather.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: 005309ALNE

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 27th May                                                                 Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time:  11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 1st June                                                                                      Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Broch and Coastal walk

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

Time: 11am – 3pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Thursday 2nd June                                                                            Area: North west Sutherland

Faraid head, a lovely coastal walk by Durness

A leisurely walk along beautiful Balnakeil beach, across the headland, returning through the amazing dunes. Sand, sea and sunshine[maybe], peace and tranquillity. Adults only 4km.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                           Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Sunday 5th June                                                                               Area: Inverness

Guided Hill Walk No 1: Stac Gorm by Loch Ruthven. 3km/1.86 miles

A short but steep walk up this beautiful little hill with amazing views over Loch Ruthven and Strathnairn.  We will be taking it slow and steady, but a reasonable level of fitness is required. Boots and gaiters for the boggy lower slopes essential! Please bring a hot drink and snack. If we have time at the end, we can visit the Loch Ruthven bird hide.

Minibus transport provided to and from Inverness. More details given out on booking. This is the 1st in a series of 4 guided hill walks we are offering over the summer. They get progressively higher and longer so you can build up your fitness level and experience if you book on all four walks. If you prefer you can just book on individual walks at the level that would suit you best.

Time:  10am – 1.30pm

There is a charge of £20 for this event as transport is included. We rely on your support to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: email or phone for more information and to book.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 8th June                                                                       Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 8th June                                                                                      Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Bat Watching, Lochinver

Join us to watch one of nature’s amazing spectacles as up to 100 pipistrelle bats leave their daytime roost to find food. We will start with a short, illustrated talk on bats at the Community room in Lochinver Village hall, main street Lochinver. Then drive 3 miles to the roost site. No walking involved. Suitable for all the family. But please bring warm clothes and be prepared for midges.

Time: 9pm – 10.30pm                    Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Friday 10th June                                                                                Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time:  11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Tuesday 14th June                                                                                           Area: Sutherland

Balblair Rare

Balblair wood is home to 90% of Scotland’s One-flowered Wintergreen. Also in flower at this time is the dainty Twinflower. Join the Ranger for a short walk on easy ground to learn more about these native pinewood species. Please bring warm clothing and suitable footwear. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm                                Booking ref: coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 15th June                                                                                   Area: Assynt, Sutherland

The amazing mountain of Suilven

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

Time: 9am – 6pm                        Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £20 per visitor to operate this event. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Sunday 19th June                                                                             Area: Inverness

Blooming Butterflies!

There are two rare butterfly species which depend on the very special habitats and wildflowers that exist at Ardersier Common.  Join the ranger to find out more and get a close-up view. Meet at the Ardersier Common picnic site just 200m past the village on the way to Fort George.  Booking essential. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time:    2pm – 3.30pm

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

Booking: email or phone for more information and to book.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Thursday 21st June                                                                                         Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Walk

Join the Ranger for a regular walk around Lily Loch to identify and record the species we find there. Be part of some real-life science by helping record the biodiversity of this area. Each walk will be on track or easy ground and only last for an hour, so all are welcome. If you want to learn more about local wildlife or have some skills to offer, we would love you to book for one or two or even join us for every month!

Time: 11am – 12pm                       Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 22nd June                                                                    Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 22nd June                                                                                   Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Wildflower walk at Achmelvich 

Guided walk to see brilliant orchids, jewelled rocks and marvellous machair as we walk along a coastline steeped in crofting history, to the old mill at Altanabradhan. We will see many species of orchids, mountain everlasting, kidney vetch, sundews, bogbean and much more. The total length of the walk is 6km, over rough path with a few steep steps. Suitable for families. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Achmelvich beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248.

Time: 11am – 3pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 22nd June                       Area: Wester Ross

Evening Wildlife Walk at Mellon Udrigle, Laide

With the mid-summer soltice the day before, we are celebrating light on this beautiful coastal walk in Wester Ross. Starting and ending at a beautiful beach, there is a chance to see all kinds of marine and land animals on this guided walk.  Suitable for adults and families with children over 8 years old.  Bring a torch for the end of the walk, binoculars if you have them, a hot drink and a snack if you like.

Please ask if you would like to bring your dog.

Distance approx. 4 km/2.5 mi. Booking essential by  4pm on the day of the walk.

Time: 8pm -10pm                           Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 22nd June                                                      Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Wildflowers and their Fairies

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                           Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Friday 24th June                                                                 Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time:  11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 29th June                                                                                    Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire

It’s the Year of Stories in Scotland so let’s enjoy some Stories by the Fire! Join the Ranger at Evanton Woods once a month for a story followed by some snacks by the fire and then some activities relating to the book. Books will include “We’re going on a bear hunt”, “The wild woods”, “Mole’s in Love”, “The wishing star” and more….

All children must be accompanied by an adult, these sessions are aimed at 2yrs to 7yrs, but younger and older children are welcome.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as we will be running sessions in all weather.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 June                                                                                        Area: Wester Ross

The Biodiversity of Flowerdale, Gairloch

Flowerdale Glen is a fantastic place to see trees, flowers and birds and we will be enjoying and celebrating its biodiversity by noting all the things we see and hear along the way.

Before making our way back through native woodland, we will be stopping for a picnic by a waterfall.

Booking essential by 4pm 29th of June. This walk is for adults only.

Time: 11am – 2.30pm                                  Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 30th June                                                                          Area: North west Sutherland

Guided walk along a highland river

By Kinloch river near Tongue, a winding weaving river, by path and track, amongst the hills and woodland, overlooked by Ben Loyal, a superb place. Adults only 6km.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                   Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 5th July                                                                                Area: Easter Ross

Seashore Safari Rosemarkie

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

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10am – 12pm                       Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 5th July                                                                                Area: North west Sutherland

Coastal walk by Durness

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

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                                   Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 6th July                                                                        Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 6th July                                                                                       Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Animal signs river walk, Lochinver

As part of this Ranger guided walk, we will be looking for signs of Assynt’s iconic mammals along the River Inver. We will be looking at what we caught on the trail cameras and small mammal live traps set the night before. We will be looking for tracks and signs of otters, badgers pine martens, red and roe deer and the elusive water vole.  This is a 3km walk. Meet at Little Assynt Tree Nursery car park, 7km east of Lochinver on the A837Grid ref: NC155 252.

Time: 11am – 2pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Thursday 7th July                                                                             Area: Inverness

Clava Cairns Tour

The magical and mysterious site has many hidden secrets. Join the High Life Highland Ranger for a tour and to speculate on how this spiritual site may have been used. Booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.    Meet at the Clava Cairns car park.

Time:    10am – 11.30am

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger 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 or phone for more information and to book.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Thursday 7th July                                                                              Area: North west Sutherland

Guided coastal walk at Scourie

A leisurely scenic trail by Scourie bay and over the headland, with lots of otter’s signs, seabirds, coastal plants and superb views, fresh air and exercise! Adults only 3km.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                                   Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 8th July                                                                                    Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time:  11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 13th July                                                                                      Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire at Ledmore and Migdale

It’s the Year of Stories in Scotland so let’s enjoy some Stories by the Fire! Join the Ranger at Ledmore and Migdale for a story followed by some snacks by the fire and then some activities relating to the book.

All children must be accompanied by an adult, these sessions are aimed at 2yrs to 7yrs, but younger and older children are welcome.

Time: 10.30pm – 12pm                 Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 13th July                                                                                     Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie

Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish, beadlet anemones, sea scorpions, colourful sea slugs, porcelain crabs 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

Time: 1pm – 2.30pm                      Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Wednesday 13th July                                                                       Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: trees

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                           Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 13th July                                                                                     Area: Inverness

Walking Together at Merkinch Nature Reserve

A nature walk to the canal and back through the reserve, binoculars available. Meet in the picnic table field near the bus turning circle at the end of Kessock Road, Merkinch.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:    10am – 11.30am              Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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] 07771370959

 

 

Date:  Thursday 14th July                                                                                         Area: Wester Ross

Wild Plants and their Uses, Summer Walk, Ullapool

People have been using wild plants for thousands of years to make medicine and food and this walk will help you learn about some of these.  Add to your spring notebook you received or if you didn’t attend the first walk, you will be provided with a foraging notebook to allow you to take notes and make drawings if you like.

We will be revisiting this walk again in autumn to look at plants and their uses in these seasons.

Children over 7 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential by 4pm the day before the walk.

Distance approx. 3 km/1.7mi. Booking essential by  4pm Wednesday 13th of July.

 

Time: 3.30pm – 5pm                                    Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 19th July                                                                             Area: North west Sutherland

Faraid head, a lovely coastal walk by Durness

A leisurely walk along beautiful Balnakeil beach, across the headland, returning through the amazing dunes. Sand, sea and sunshine[maybe], wild flowers, peace and tranquillity.

Time: 2pm – 4pm                           Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 20th July                                                                      Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 20th July                                                                                     Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Bone Caves to the Traligill, Inchnadamph

Ranger-led guided walk through the amazing limestone scenery around Inchnadamph. We will see fantastic wildflowers, such as helleborines, mountain avens, and gentians,: lots of red deer and birds such as ring ouzels, golden plovers and maybe golden eagles. Wonder at the stunning forces which have built mountains and created deep caves! Bring packed lunch. This is a 10km strenuous walk and rough walking off the path in places. Meet at Bone caves car park 4km, south of Inchnadamph.

Time: 11am – 6pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £15 per visitor to operate this event. We make no charge but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Thursday 21st July                                                                            Area: North west Sutherland

Talmine bay to Port Vasgo

An amazing walk along the coast, with masses of beautiful wildflowers, seascapes, geology and fine beaches, an undulating winding coastal path, returning along the quiet single-track road. Adults only 5km.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                                  Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 21st July                                                                                          Area: Wester Ross

Highland Mammals Nature Detectives, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

We are celebrating our native mammals this year and there are not many better places to do this at than Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.  Use your animal detective skills to work out which animal has left its hair, footprints or feathers behind. Suitable for children to attend without an adult but families with children aged 5 and over are welcome. Booking essential 10am on the day of the event.  More details about where to meet, what to expect and bring will be sent out on booking.

Distance: 2.5km/1.5mi

Aimed at children aged 6-11. Numbers are strictly limited and booking essential by 4pm on 20th of July. Adults must accompany children. Please book adults on in addition to children.

Time:  2pm – 4pm                                         Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 22nd July                                                                                 Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time:  11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Sunday 24th July                                                                              Area: Inverness

Guided Hill Walk No 2: Meallan na Ceardaich from Dog Falls – Glen Affric, 6km/3.75 miles

A 6km walk up this beautiful hill with amazing views across Glen Affric.  The hill is steep in places so we will be taking it slow and steady, but a reasonable level of fitness is required. Boots and gaiters for the boggy lower slopes essential! Please bring a snack and a hot drink.

Minibus transport provided to and from Inverness. More details given out on booking. This is the 2nd in a series of guided hill walks we are offering over the summer. They get progressively higher and longer so you can build up your fitness level and experience if you book on all four walks. If you prefer you can just book on individual walks at the level that would suit you best.

Time:    10am – 4pm

There is a charge of £20  for this event as transport is included. We rely on your support to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Phone or email to book or for more information.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Tuesday 26th July                                                                             Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Bioblitz

Join the Ranger for a day of recording as many creatures as we can at Lily Loch. We will have a variety of fun activities like bug hunting and bird watching. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 11am – 4pm           Booking ref: coming soon

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 26th July                                                                             Area: North west Sutherland

A Wildflower walk at Oldshoremore

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

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                                                 Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 27th July                                                                                     Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Evening Whale and Dolphin Watch at Stoer Lighthouse

As part of national whale and dolphin watching week, we will partner with the Assynt Field Club to look for cetaceans from the lighthouse. There will be no walking but please wrap up warm and bring binoculars if you have them. There will be telescopes available on the day.  If the weather is calm this can be one of the best cetacean watching sites in Scotland. Meet at Stoer Head Lighthouse

Time: 6pm – 8pm                             Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 27th July                                                                                     Area: Inverness

Walking Together at Merkinch Nature Reserve

A nature walk to the canal and back through the reserve, binoculars available. Meet in the picnic table field near the bus turning circle at the end of Kessock Road, Merkinch. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:    10am – 11.30am              Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Wednesday 27th July                                                                                      Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire

It’s the Year of Stories in Scotland so let’s enjoy some Stories by the Fire! Join the Ranger at Evanton Woods once a month for a story followed by some snacks by the fire and then some activities relating to the book. Books will include “We’re going on a bear hunt”, “The wild woods”, “Mole’s in Love”, “The wishing star” and more….

All children must be accompanied by an adult, these sessions are aimed at 2yrs to 7yrs, but younger and older children are welcome.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as we will be running sessions in all weather.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref:  coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 28th July                                                                            Area: North west Sutherland

Castle Bharraich walk, at Tongue

A hill and woodland walk by path up to this enigmatic castle ruin which has wonderful views across the Kyle of Tongue, to Ben Hope and Ben Loyal. We continue past the castle over the hill beyond, returning to Tongue by the old road. Views, flowers, birds, trees, moorland and a castle!

Adults only 6km.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                   Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 1st August                                                                                         Area: Sutherland

Guided Walk Carn Chuinneag

Join the Ranger for a full day walk up to the Corbett Carn Chuinneag in the lovely Glen Calvie. This will be an all day walk covering 11.5miles with some rough terrain. This walk is not suitable for children and all participants need to have suitable footwear and clothes.

Time: 10am – 5pm          Booking ref: coming soon

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 2nd August                                                                         Area: North west Sutherland

Guided woodland / moorland hill walk [230m]

Walking out to Arnaboll cottage along a track then to Ben Arnaboll, on the west side of Loch Hope; an old settlement, woodland, archaeology, geology, good views, history and an old graveyard, much to see – a very interesting area. Adults only, 6km.

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm                             Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 3rd August                                                                                 Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Drumbeg peat road

Ranger led guided walk through the remote Assynt “cnoc and loch” landscape. We will be walking through the Drumbeg common grazing land full of pre-crofting history and Assynt’s special wildlife. We will see dragonflies, sundews, and bog asphodels and maybe even golden eagles and merlins. Bring packed lunch. 7km walk. This walk can be boggy in places. Meet at Drumbeg view point car park. Grid ref: NC 120330.

Time: 11am – 3pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 3rd August                                                                                 Area: Wester Ross

My First Graham, Sgùrr an Fhìdhleir, Coigach 

From the road the Graham hill, Sgùrr an Fhìdhleir, the Fiddler,  is a distinctive shape and from the summit gives spectacular views of the surrounding hills of Coigach and Assynt. On the way up and down this Graham we will be looking and learning about Highland wildlife from eagles to montane plants.

Suitable for adults only. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. More information will be given out on booking.

Places are limited and booking essential by 2nd August, 4pm.

Time: 10am – 5pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 3rd August                                                                  Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 4th August                                                                        Area: North west Sutherland

Coastal guided walk at Scourie bay

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

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 5th August                                                                              Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Tuesday 9th August                                                                          Area: North west Sutherland

Faraid head, a lovely coastal walk by Durness

A leisurely walk along beautiful Balnakeil beach, across the headland, returning through the amazing dunes. Sand, sea and sunshine[maybe], wildflowers, peace and tranquillity. Adults only, 4km.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 10th August                                                                 Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Superworm

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                           Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 10th August                                                                               Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Sand Sculpture competition.   

Why not enter the contest for the best sand sculpture on one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland! Starting at 11am with judging and prize giving at 1.30pm. Don’t forgot your bucket and spade. Or just come along to admire the many amazing sculptures for free! Loads of really good prizes. A great day out for the family. Parking at Clachtoll beach car park.

Time: 11am – 1.30pm                    Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage. Suggested entry fee £5 per family.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Thursday 11th August                                                                      Area: North west Sutherland

Guided walk at Kylestrome, Glendubh

A walk in a rugged dramatic environment, on a track by the sea loch then up over the hill back to Kylestrome. A real highland walk, chance of seeing red deer, eagles, divers, seals and more. Adults only, 13km.

Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm                                   Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Sunday 14th August                                                                                       Area: Inverness

Guided Hill Walk No 3: Meal Fuar-mhonaidh near Drumnadrochit. 9km/5.5miles

Join us for walk up this beautiful pudding shaped hill by Loch Ness with magnificent views all around. The hill is steep in places so we will be taking it slow and steady, but a reasonable level of fitness is required. Boots and gaiters for the boggy lower slopes essential! Please bring a snack and a hot drink.

Minibus transport provided to and from Inverness. More details given out on booking. This is the 3rd in a series of 4 guided hill walks we are offering over the summer. They get progressively higher and longer so you can build up your fitness level and experience if you book on all four walks. If you prefer you can just book on individual walks at the level that would suit you best.

Time: 10am – 5pm

There is a charge of £25 for this event (£21.75 with a High Life Highland Card) as transport is included. We rely on your support to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Phone or email to book or for more information.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Tuesday 16th August                                                                        Area: North west Sutherland

River and peatbog walk at Laxford bridge

A relatively short but fascinating walk along the river estuary at Laxford north of Scourie, by a path to begin with then by the peat bog [carefully], rising up over a small hill for a better view of the area, very scenic, very highland, moorland plants, riverine species, possibly eagle, buzzard or red deer. Adults only, 3.5km.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 17th August                                                                Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 17th August                                                                               Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Quinag Mountain walk 

Explore this fantastic Assynt mountain (808m) with our partners the John Muir Trust. Look for Mountain Hares and Ptarmigan. This is a strenuous walk. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. The distance is 14km.This walk is subject to good weather conditions and if the weather is not good, we will do a shorter low-level walk. Meet at the walkers car park, on the A894 road. Grid ref: NC232 273.

Time: 10am – 5pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £20 per visitor to operate this event. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Thursday 18th August                                                                      Area: North west Sutherland

Coastal walk by Durness

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

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                                  Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 18th August                                                                                    Area: Wester Ross

Puddle Jumpers: Wildlife in the Garden – Wiggly Wriggly Worms other Minibeasts, Ullapool 

It is Scotland’s Year of Stories this year, so we are taking stories outside to discover nature with wee ones.

Join the ranger for a short walk outside the library and a story with activities. Today we are learning about worms and lots of other beasties that live in the garden!

Suitable for preschool children who can walk or are carried (not suitable for push chairs). Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone should be prepared for the outdoors.

Places are limited and booking essential by 1pm on the day of the event.

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm                               Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 August                                                         Area: North west Sutherland

Guided hill walk

To the Watch hill by Tongue, 307m. Superb views across the Kyle of Tongue and beyond, moorland plants, a wee lochan and wildlife, short, but steep in places. Adults only, 4km.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 24th August                                                                               Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll peat road

Ranger led guided through some of the most amazing landscapes of Assynt. On the way we will explore the mysterious Druid’s cave, see sailing ships carved into the bedrock by folk nearly 200 years ago before they left for America and the unique wildlife of the gneiss landscape. Bring packed lunch. 10km walk. Note this walk can be boggy in places. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273.

Time: 11am – 3pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Wednesday 24th August                                                                                Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire

It’s the Year of Stories in Scotland so let’s enjoy some Stories by the Fire! Join the Ranger at Evanton Woods once a month for a story followed by some snacks by the fire and then some activities relating to the book. Books will include “We’re going on a bear hunt”, “The wild woods”, “Mole’s in Love”, “The wishing star” and more….

All children must be accompanied by an adult, these sessions are aimed at 2yrs to 7yrs, but younger and older children are welcome.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as we will be running sessions in all weather.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 August                                                                    Area: Wester Ross

Highland Mammals: Seawatch at Rubha Reidh, Melvaig near Gairloch

We continue our celebration of Highland mammals with a walk and seawatch at Rubha Reidh, a point ideal for sea watching, if the conditions are right.

We will have a short walk followed by some surveying of the waters for seals, dolphins, whales, basking sharks and seabirds. During our watch you can eat your picnic lunch if you wish. The ranger will have a spotting scope for you to use and some spare binoculars but please bring your own if you have them.

This event is aimed at adults but interested children aged 8 and over are welcome to join with adults.

Time: 11am – 2pm                                        Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 August                                                                      Area: North west Sutherland

Explore Ceannabeinne township by Durness

Guided walk: the recent [fairly] history of a clearance village and an amazing secret beach walk to follow. A special place indeed. An interesting tale of revolt in a beautiful setting. Adults only, 2km.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                              Booking ref:   Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 25th August                                                                                     Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Walk

Join the Ranger for a regular walk around Lily Loch to identify and record the species we find there. Be part of some real-life science by helping record the biodiversity of this area. Each walk will be on track or easy ground and only last for an hour, so all are welcome. If you want to learn more about local wildlife or have some skills to offer, we would love you to book for one or two or even join us for every month!

Time: 11am – 12pm                       Booking ref: coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 August                                                                        Area: North west Sutherland

Guided coastal walk at Scourie

A leisurely scenic trail by Scourie bay across and over the headland, with lots of otter’s signs, seabirds, coastal plants and superb views, fresh air and exercise! Adults only, 3km.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                   Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 31st August                                                                               Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie

Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish, beadlet anemones, sea scorpions, colourful sea slugs, porcelain crabs, 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

Time: 3pm – 4.30pm                      Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Wednesday 31st August                                                                                               Area: Nairn

Dawn Walk @ Kingsteps

Join your High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a gentle walk to greet the dawn while seeing what nature might be lurking in the shadows. We have new toys to help us see what surrounds us at this magical time of the day! Booking essential. No unaccompanied children and please dress up warm.

Time:  5am – 7am                                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 31st August                                                                Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 1st September                                                 Area: North west Sutherland

An ancient woodland walk

A Trail through Loch A’Mhuilinn nature reserve, an ancient oak wood by the coast, Scotland’s tropical forest, rich in ferns, lichens and mosses, mixed deciduous trees, sea loch with seals and freshwater lochs too, otter signs and seabirds. No path through the wood i.e., rough walking, returning by the old road. Adults only, 3km.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                         Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 2nd September                                                                      Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:     Friday 2nd September                                                                                                Area: Nairn

Dusk Walk @ Kingsteps

Join your High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a gentle walk to see off the day and embrace the dusk of the evening while seeing what nature might be lurking in the shadows. We have new toys to help us see what surrounds us at this magical time of the day! Booking essential. No unaccompanied children and please dress up warm.

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm                                              Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 7th September                                                            Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Harbour seals at Oldany, Drumbeg

The estuary and salt marsh area of Oldany is great for wildlife. We will look for red-breasted mergansers, shelducks, greenshanks, whimbrels and other waders at the water’s edge. We will watch harbour seals basking on the rocks and there is always a chance of seeing the resident otter or even a white-tailed sea eagle flying overhead. Bring packed lunch. Short 3km walk but can be boggy in places. Meet at Drumbeg view point car park. Grid ref: NC 120330.

Time: 11am – 2pm                          Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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] Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 7th September                                                                                Area: Wester Ross

Highland Mammals: Bat Walk, Ullapool

It is time to shine the light on our fantastic bats. We will be looking and listening for and learning about different bat species as we walk.

The bats are feeding up in preparation for hibernation at this time of year so should be hunting at dusk. We will listen to the bats using detectors to translate their high-pitched echolocation squeaks.

Suitable for adults and families with children over 6 years old who are happy to walk. Please bring a torch.  Distance approx. 3.5km/2.25mi.

Places are limited and booking is essential by 6th of September at 12 noon.

Time:  7.30pm – 9pm                                   Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 September                                                          Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Autumn

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                           Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 14th September                            Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Fungi in the Culag woods, Lochinver

Destroying Angels, Ergot and Chanterelles are a some of the marvellous fungi you will find in this wonderful woodland. Meet the different mushrooms and learn their secrets in one of the best woods for fungi in Sutherland. Bring packed lunch. 3km walk. Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215.

Time: 11am – 2pm                          Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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] Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 14th September                                                                        Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Friday 16th September                                                                   Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! This week we’ll celebrate the fabulous nature found in the Cairngorms, doing some citizen science, and recording what we find. Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Sunday 18th September                                                                                Area: Inverness

Guided Hill Walk No 4: Ben Wyvis. 14km/8.75 miles

The nearest Munro to Inverness, Ben Wyvis is a stunning hill with grand views which make it more than worth all the effort! The hill is long and steep in places so we will be taking it slow and steady, but a good level of fitness is required. Boots and gaiters for the boggy lower slopes essential! Please bring a snack and a hot drink.

Minibus transport provided to and from Inverness. More details given out on booking. This is the 4th in a series of guided hill walks we are offering over the summer. They get progressively higher and longer so you can build up your fitness level and experience if you book on all four walks. If you prefer you can just book on individual walks at the level that would suit you best.

Time:  9am – 5pm

Please note there is a charge of £25 (£21.75 with a High Life Highland Card) for this event as transport is included. We rely on support to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Phone or email to book or for more information.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 21st September                                                                                       Area: Inverness

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

There is a minimum recommended donation of £10 for this event as transport is included. We rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Phone or email to book or for more information.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Wednesday 21st September                                                                         Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Broch and Coastal walk

Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife and steeped in history, to the mysterious iron-age broch. Hear about the new discoveries of the recent excavation, stories of how the iron age people lived and catastrophic collapse that ended it all.  Watch out for skuas, great-northern divers, gannets and grey seals; look for departing migrants such as whimbrel and see signs of otters. Bring packed lunch. This is a 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273.

Time: 11am – 3pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]   Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Wednesday 28th September                                                                                        Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire

It’s the Year of Stories in Scotland so let’s enjoy some Stories by the Fire! Join the Ranger at Evanton Woods once a month for a story followed by some snacks by the fire and then some activities relating to the book. Books will include “We’re going on a bear hunt”, “The wild woods”, “Mole’s in Love”, “The wishing star” and more….

All children must be accompanied by an adult, these sessions are aimed at 2yrs to 7yrs, but younger and older children are welcome.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as we will be running sessions in all weather.

Time: 10:30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 September                                                                        Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 28th September                                                                        Area: Wester Ross

The Mountain Trail, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Kinlochewe.

Join the High Life Highland Ranger at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve to discover a piece of the ancient pine forest, before climbing above the trees to find a totally different habitat, resembling the arctic tundra. Learn about the natural history that makes the oldest National Nature Reserve so special.

Suitable for adults only. Booking is essential. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. Distance 7km/4.5mi.

Places are limited and booking essential by the 27th September, 4pm.

Time:     10.30am – 3.30pm                         Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 29th September                                                                             Area: Inverness

A Bat Walk around Ness Islands

A short talk on bats at the Botanic Gardens followed by a walk to the Ness Islands to try and spot them using bat detectors. Please wrap up warmly and bring a torch. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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

Booking: Call or email to book

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Thursday 29th September                                                                              Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Walk

Join the Ranger for a regular walk around Lily Loch to identify and record the species we find there. Be part of some real-life science by helping record the biodiversity of this area. Each walk will be on track or easy ground and only last for an hour, so all are welcome. If you want to learn more about local wildlife or have some skills to offer, we would love you to book for one or two or even join us for every month!

Time: 11am – 12pm                       Booking ref: coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 September                                                                    Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! This week we’ll celebrate the fabulous nature found in the Cairngorms, doing some citizen science, and recording what we find. Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Friday 30th September                                                                                  Area: Inverness

A Bat Walk around Ness Islands

A short talk on bats at the Botanic Gardens followed by a walk to the Ness Islands to try and spot them using bat detectors. Please wrap up warmly and bring a torch. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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

Booking: Call or email to book

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Thursday 6th October                                                                     Area: Wester Ross

Puddle Jumpers: Forest Fun, Lael Forest near Ullapool

It is Scotland’s Year of Stories this year, so we are taking stories outside to discover nature with wee ones.

Today we are learning and looking for fungi, squirrels, building dens and more and finding sticks, inspired by a particularly sticky book.

Most suitable for preschool children who can walk but you can take a pushchair for this one if you like as we will mostly be on the forest paths (and just off it). Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone should be prepared for the outdoors.

Places are limited and booking essential by 1pm on the day of the event.

Time: 2.15pm – 3.15pm                               Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 7th October                                                                                          Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Monarchs of the Glen

Join the local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger to watch the red deer rut at historic Melgarve. We may get lucky and get a golden eagle or two and maybe some bats too! Snacks, tea, and coffee provided. Booking essential. No unaccompanied children allowed.

Time: 5.30pm – 8pm                                      Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 11th October                                                                                   Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie

Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish, beadlet anemones, sea scorpions, colourful sea slugs, porcelain crabs 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.

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm                      Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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] Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Tuesday 11th October                                                                                    Area: Easter Ross

Autumn Crafts at the Muir Hub

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

Time: 10am – 1pm                          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.

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 12th October                                                                            Area: Inverness

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

There is a minimum recommended donation of £10 for this event as transport is included. We rely on your donations to help us protect our Highland wildlife and heritage.

Booking: Phone or email to book or for more information.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 12th October                                                             Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 12th October                                                              Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Halloween & Bats!

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                                          Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Thursday 13th October                                                                                 Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Animal treasure trail in Lochinver

Family fun in the Culag woods Lochinver. Search for clues and gather the evidence! Can you find all the animals? Meet at the Culag woodside car park, just passed the Primary school. 2km. Great for families.

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]  Tel:07825 116516

 

 

Date: Thursday 13th October                                                                                  Area: Easter Ross

Monarchs of the Glen

Join the Ranger for a fabulous opportunity to witness the wonder of the annual red deer rut, where the males show off their funky moves and loud bellows while the females hang around watching. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  10am – 12pm                      Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 14th October                                                                         Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Tuesday 18th October                                                                                    Area: Easter Ross

Story by the Fire

It’s the Year of Stories in Scotland so let’s enjoy some Stories by the Fire! Join the Ranger at Evanton Woods once a month for a story followed by some snacks by the fire and then some activities relating to the book. Books will include “We’re going on a bear hunt”, “The wild woods”, “Mole’s in Love”, “The wishing star” and more….

All children must be accompanied by an adult, these sessions are aimed at 2yrs to 7yrs, but younger and older children are welcome.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as we will be running sessions in all weather.

Time: 10.30am – 12pm                 Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 19th October                                                                             Area: Sutherland

Fungi Foray at Ledmore and Migdale

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

Time: 10am – 12pm                                                     Booking ref: coming soon

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 19th October                                                                            Area: Wester Ross

Wild Plants and their Uses, Autumn Walk, Ullapool

People have been using wild plants for thousands of years to make medicine and food and this walk will help you learn about some of these.  Please bring your notebook from the spring and summer walks with you and if you did not attend them, you will be provided with a foraging notebook to allow you to take notes.

This our final walk of three in this series.

Children over 7 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Distance approx. 3 km/1.7mi. Booking is essential by 4pm the day before the walk.

Time: 3.30pm – 5pm                                                   Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 19th October                                                                            Area: Inverness

The Slochd Shielings

A four mile walk from the Slochd along the old military road to explore some of the deserted villages on the hillside. The is in an upland area with some steepness and over rough ground at times. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Meeting place given out when booking.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please bring a packed lunch.

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

Time: 11am – 4pm

Booking: Phone or email to book or for more information.

Contact:  [email protected] 07771370959

 

 

Date: Friday 21st October                            Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Druim an Aird Circular Walk                     

Join your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a day of wildlife tracks, signs and sightings with a bit of history too! Rough and boggy ground so wellies are advised! Dress up warm, bring drinks and packed lunch – good dogs very welcome. Booking essential. No unaccompanied children

Time:    11am – 2pm                                     Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 26th October                                                             Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 25th October                                                                                    Area: Sutherland

Fungi Foray at Loch Fleet

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

Time:  1pm – 3pm                                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 27th October                                                                         Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Walk

Join the Ranger for a regular walk around Lily Loch to identify and record the species we find there. Be part of some real-life science by helping record the biodiversity of this area. Each walk will be on track or easy ground and only last for an hour, so all are welcome. If you want to learn more about local wildlife or have some skills to offer, we would love you to book for one or two or even join us for every month!

Time: 11am – 12pm                       Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 28th October                                                                         Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 2nd of November                                                                     Area: Wester Ross

Get Away from It All! Gruinard Bay and Eas Dubh Waterfalls, Gruinard

It is National Stress Awareness day so escape for a couple of hours with the ranger for a beachcomb and a walk to a waterfall.  Optional picnic on the beach afterwards.

Distance is 3km/2mi and can be boggy. Wear good outdoor boots, waterproofs and bring lunch.

Booking essential by 4pm on the 1st of November.

Time:  11am – 1pm                                                                      Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 8th of November                                                                             Area: Wester Ross

Ullapool Feel Good Festival – Walks and Maps Workshop, Ullapool Library 

Join the ranger to look at maps and places where you can walk this winter to stay active. If you need somewhere new to explore or advice on where to go and what you can see, please come along to this informal session.

Time:  6.30pm – 7.30pm                                             Booking ref:N/A

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]         01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 9th of November                                                                                    Area: Wester Ross

Ullapool Feel Good Festival – Sensory Walk by the River, Ullapool

On this slow wander by Ullapool River we will be looking at colours, sounds and textures. This is part of Ullapool Feel Good Festival so take some time to care for your mental and physical wellbeing while making something to take home if you wish.

Suitable for adults only. Booking essential by 10am the morning before the walk.

Time:  11am – 12.30pm                                    Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 9th November                                                            Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 11th November                                                      Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time:11 am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 16th November                                           Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Winter

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 16th of November                                                    Area: Wester Ross

Wester Ross Green Volunteers– Ullapool Hill Path Clearance, Ullapool

As part of Ullapool Feel Good Festival, join the ranger to maintain the hill path so we can continue to use it this winter.  This is a green gym, proven to be good for the mind and body!

Suitable for adults only. This does not re               quire booking but please inform the ranger if you think you might come along.

Time:  10.30am – 12.30pm                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 23rd November                                                                        Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Thursday 24th November                                                                              Area: Easter Ross

Lily Loch Walk

Join the Ranger for a regular walk around Lily Loch to identify and record the species we find there. Be part of some real-life science by helping record the biodiversity of this area. Each walk will be on track or easy ground and only last for an hour, so all are welcome. If you want to learn more about local wildlife or have some skills to offer, we would love you to book for one or two or even join us for every month!

Time: 11am – 12pm                                      Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 25th November                                                      Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 7th December                                                                           Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Friday 9th December                                                         Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 14th December                                                           Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Stories Round the Fire: Stickman

Join this library partnership event with your local High Life Highland Countryside Ranger. We’ll be outside, have a wee story and then do some activities, so dress up warm! Aimed at children 3-8 years old. No unaccompanied children. Please remember to book

Time: 4pm – 5pm                                                          Booking ref:  Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 21st December                                                                         Area: Ardnamurchan

A Short Walk into Nature – Strontian

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

Time: 11am – 12pm                                Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

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

BookingPlease click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 22nd December                                                                             Area: Nairn

Dawn Walk for the return of the sun after the Winter Solstice @ Nairn

Join your High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a walk to the beach at dawn to greet the return of the sun after the winter solstice.

As with all ranger events we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Suitable for families but no unaccompanied children please. Dress up warm! Fire, hot drinks and refreshments provided.

Time: 7am – 10am                          Booking ref: Booking details coming soon

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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]       07818 588 222

 

 

Date:     Friday 23rd December                     Area: Badenoch & Strathspey

Healthy Minds Group

Join your local countryside ranger for a day of calm in the woods. We make a cosy camp to connect and engage with nature in our perfect spot! Contact Saranne if you are interested. Runs every fortnight to ensure a regular dose of natures’ medicine.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Contact:  [email protected]     07818 588 222