High Life Highland Rangers » Upcoming Events

Date:  Friday 26th April                    Area: North Sutherland

Ard Mor, Ard Beag and Ard Farr Walk

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

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Sunday 28th April                  Area: East Caithness

John O’Groats Trail Guided Walk: Helmsdale to Berriedale

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

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

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

Booking: 07818588256

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Sunday 28th April                              Area: Ardersier

The Wildflowers of Ardersier Common – Walk

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Monday 29th April                               Area: Assynt, Sutherland

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

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

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 30th April                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Activity: Bone caves, Inchnadamph

Guided walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential. Bring packed lunch. Good path but steep in places. 5km. Suitable for over 18’s only. Meet at Bone caves car park 4km, south of Inchnadamph. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 30th April               Area: Ardnamurchan

A Walk in the Woods – the Gaelic Alphabet

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

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

This event is run in partnership with Ewens Room.

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date: Tuesday 30th April                                                Area: Lochaber

A Short Walk into Nature

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 30th April                                                Area: Lochaber

Eco club

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 1st 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 of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 1st May                           Area: Culloden

A short walk into Nature – Culloden Avenue

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

Time:  11am – 12pm                                       Booking ref: 001589CULL

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 2nd May                                Area: Ardnamurchan

Beautiful Bats

Join the Ranger in Acharacle for a short illustrated talk followed by an evening wander to find out more about the wonderful world of bats.

Please bring a torch, good footwear, clothing suitable for the weather and midge repellent.

Time:  8.15pm – 10pm                                   Booking ref: 002046ARDN

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Sunday 5th May                    Area: Caithness

Caithness Countryside Volunteers, Wick River

We will we be working in collaboration with Wick Riverside Volunteers to maintain the viewing platform over the important habitat of the reed beds.  This is a drop in event and participants must be prepared for working in the outdoors; sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing.  All gloves, tools and refreshments provided afterwards.

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 7th May                  Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Clachtoll Coastal walk

Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms. Suitable for over 18’s only. Bring packed lunch. 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 11am – 3pm                            Booking ref: 001674ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 7th May                   Area: Lochaber

A Short Walk into Nature

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

Time:  11.30 – 12pm                        Booking ref: 001758LOCH

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 7th May   Area: Lochaber

Eco club

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 7th May                                  Area: North Caithness

A Short Walk into Nature at Dunnet

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk. This walk is not suitable for anyone under 18 years old and dogs. Booking essential.

Time:  9.30am – 10.30am                              Booking ref:  001616THUR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 8th May                           Area: East Caithness

Maiden Pap Guided Walk

Enjoy this short but steep climb to 484m & the fabulous views overlooking Morven. We will be on the lookout for Golden Eagle in this beautiful landscape. Suitable walking gear, good level of fitness and packed lunch required. Rough walking in parts.  Approximately 7km. Adults only. Booking essential.

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm                               Booking ref: 001707WICK

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

The Fairy Lochs, Badachro near Gairloch

We will be looking for wildlife from dragonflies to eagles on this beautiful, circular walk that can be boggy! En route we will also pass the site of a World War 2 air crash where you can see parts of the plane and a memorial for the accident. Distance is 6km/3.75km on rough ground. Suitable for over 18s only.

Booking essential by 4pm, on the 8th of May.

 

Time:  2pm – 5pm                            Booking ref:  001701GAIR

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

 A Short Walk into Nature: John O’ Groats

This week we will focus on ‘feathers’.  Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.  Not suitable for dogs or children. Meet at John O’ Groats football pitch car park.

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Monday 13th May                                                                                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

A Short Walk into Nature: To look for slow worms in Lochinver

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk. We will start in the Lochinver Mission (An Cala Café) to look for slow worms and other nature. Over 18 years only. Distance approx. 1 km/0.5mi. Please book online or give Andy a ring on 01571 844654.

 

Time: 11am – 11.30am                    Booking ref: 001675ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Monday 13th May                                Area: East Caithness

Newtonhill Woodland Book Bug Session: Teddy Trail

Join the ranger and librarian on a wee wander around Newtonhill woodland. Enjoy some environmental activities and stories as we go. Follow the teddy bear trail and learn what all animals need to survive. Most suitable for pre school aged children. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 11am-12pm                           Booking ref: [email protected]/ 01955 609709

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Monday 13th May                                Area: East Caithness

Wick Riverside Wander

Inviting all HLH staff to join the ranger to enjoy a wee wander down to Wick riverside to look at some of the plants and wildlife found there. Slow paced walk. Adults only. Meet at the Wick library.

Time: 1pm-2.30pm                          Booking ref: 001857WICK

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 14th May                 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 history and teeming with wildlife. Bring packed lunch. 7km walk. Suitable for over 18’s only. Meet at Drumbeg view point car park. Grid ref: NC 120330. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time:  11am – 3pm                           Booking ref: 001676ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 14th May                                 Area: Lochaber

Eco club

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 15th May                        Area: Inverness

Sensory Session at the Botanic Gardens

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

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                                     Booking ref:  001498INHS

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 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 of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 15th May                     Area: North Sutherland

Moine Path Guided Walk

As part of the Flow to the Future Project, why not join the countryside Rangers on a walk along the remote Moine Path from Hope to Kinloch in north Sutherland. Enjoy spectacular open landscapes and hopefully a glimpse of golden eagle and deer on route. Some rough walking and inclines involved so reasonable level of fitness required. Bring suitable walking gear and packed lunch. Help with return vehicles required. Booking essential.

Time:    11am – 4pm                       Booking ref: 001788FARR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 16th May                              Area: Nairn

Short Walk into Nature: Nairn library

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Over 18’s only. Good dogs very welcome

Meeting place to be given out after booking

Time:  2pm – 3pm                            Booking ref: 001836NAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Friday 16th May                    Area: Ross and Cromarty

Moth Morning Evanton

Get Mothy with a Coffee! Join the Ranger for a morning of moth identification, hot drinks and of course biscuits. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  10am – 12pm                       Booking ref: 001631ALNE

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 16th May                                              Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: Spring Foraging, Ullapool 

Our focus for today is looking at food we can eat from the wild. We will start in the library with a very brief introduction before going outside for a short, low-level and slow-paced walk.

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

Distance approx. 0.5 km/0.25mi

Booking essential by 4pm  on the 15th of May.

Time:  2pm – 3pm                                                           Booking ref:  001702ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 17th May                                    Area: Wester Ross

Mountain Life: Wester Ross Green Volunteers: Stac Pollaidh Path, Coigach

Thousands of people walk up the popular Stac Pollaidh path every year and this is having some wear and tear on the path. Give something back to this hill while taking in some stunning views and attending a ‘green gym’.  This is a self-led event but the ranger will be on hand with advice, biscuits and you can borrow tools and gloves if you need them. We will be clearing vegetation and unblocking cross drains. You might also want to bring a packed lunch for the hill.

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Sunday 19th May                  Area: East Caithness

John O’Groats Trail Guided Walk: Stones, Stacks & Scorries

Did you know the JOGT passes mysterious stone carvings? Find out more by enjoying a walk to Sannick and then out to view the stacks at Duncansby.  Orca watch is taking place during this event so we can find out what is about and spend some time helping to seawatch. Enjoy the seabird colonies and opportunities to see a puffin. Suitable for families with children over 8 years of age. Meet at Duncansby light house car park. Wear stout footwear & suitable outdoor clothing. Bring snack. Approximately 5km. Some rough, boggy ground. Reasonable level of fitness required.

Time:    2-5pm                   Booking ref: [email protected]

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

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Tuesday 21st May                                 Area: Lochaber

Eco club

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Tuesday 21st May                             Area: North Sutherland

Guided walk to Castle Bharraich & beyond.

A guided walk to this enigmatic ruin with superb views over the Kyle of Tongue and beyond over the hill, returning to the village via the quiet old road. 6.5K.

Time:  10.30am – 12.30pm.                          Booking ref:  001766FARR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact[email protected]

 

 

Date:     Tuesday 21st May                             Area: North Caithness

Sea Watching Presentation at the Seadrift Visitor Centre.

Are you new to sea watching? Want to learn a little more about cetaceans? Come along to the Seadrift Visitor Centre in Dunnet Bay and enjoy a digital presentation about how to identify whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) in the seas around our local coast. Discover how you could help in conservation efforts for these magnificent sea mammals. Maybe you could use your new-found skills to help during the Orca Watch events taking place this week?

Time:  7pm – 9pm                            Booking ref: 001789THUR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 21st 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 clearance township at Dubh Clais and learn about how they lived. Lots of woodland and river edge wildlife to see as well. Suitable for over 18’s only. This path is boggy in places. 8km. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Lochinver Village hall. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 11am – 3pm                            Booking ref: 001677ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Tuesday 21st May                                                Area: Lochaber

Secrets of the slates

Join the countryside Ranger on a walk round Ballachulish and up the Brecklet path behind the quarry to discover some of the village’s history

Time:  1pm – 4pm                                            Booking ref: 001582KNLV

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

Wildflowers @ Kingsteps Quarry.

The wildflowers and orchids are just gorgeous in this small site. Join your local ranger for some enjoyable botanising. No need to be an expert just keen! Bring hand lenses if you have them but not to worry, the ranger will provide some. Most suitable for adults and those with mobility issues as we’ll be on an all-ability path network albeit with some steepish slopes.

No unaccompanied children please. Good dogs very welcome!

Time:  2pm – 4pm            Booking ref:  001838NAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]     07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 22nd May                        Area: Inverness

A Short Walk into Nature – Ness Islands & Infirmary Bridge

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll through the Ness Islands and along the river for 1 hour/4km. Aimed at those wanting to start walking for health or social reasons. Perhaps you are rehabilitating after illness or injury or just looking to have a short guided walk. Adults only.  Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to Inverness Leisure.

Time:  11am -12pm                                         Booking ref: 001590INHS

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

Mountain Life: Trees and above at Beinn Eighe NNR’s Mountain Trail, Kinlochewe

Celebrate International Day of Biological Diversity at Britain’s oldest Nature Reserve.

The walk will take us to a height of 550 metres  through caledonian pine forest and above. We will also be learning about the Wester Ross Biosphere.

 

Suitable for adults only. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. The distance is 7km/4.5mi. Booking essential by  4pm Tuesday 21st of May.

 

Time:  10am – 4pm                                          Booking ref: 001708GAIR

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

A Short Walk into Nature: John O’ Groats

This week we will focus on ‘islands’.  Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.  Not suitable for dogs or children. Meet at John O’ Groats football pitch car park.

 

Time:  3.00pm – 3.30pm                                Booking ref: 001647WICK

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 23rd May                              Area: North Caithness

A Short Walk into Nature at Castletown

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk. This walk is not suitable for anyone under 18 years old and dogs. Booking essential.

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Thursday 23rd May                              Area: North Sutherland

Strathy Point Whale and Dolphin Watch

During Orca Watch Week why not join the ranger at Strathy Point in north Sutherland to look for whales, dolphins and porpoises. Use our telescopes to look for and record these magnificent sea mammals from this wonderful headland. Wrap up warm, very weather dependent. Booking essential.

 

Time:  2pm – 4.30pm                      Booking ref: 001790FARR

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:     Thursday 24th May                           Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guided coastal walk around Scourie bay – south shore.

Coastal walk with beautiful scenery, otter signs, seabirds, wildflowers, ancient geology – garnets and dikes. About 4k, adults only.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                     Booking ref: 001794KNBV

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:     Saturday 25th May                            Area: Strathspey

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

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

As with all ranger events we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Suitable for families but no unaccompanied children please. Wear old warm clothes and decent boots or wellies. Warm drinks and biscuits provided. Bring lunch if you’re planning to do the whole day!

Time:  11am – 3pm

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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:  Monday 27th May                                                                                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

A Short Walk into Nature: To look for butterflies in Lochinver

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk. We will start in the Lochinver Mission (An Cala Café) to look for butterflies and other nature. Over 18 years only. Distance approx. 1 km/0.5mi. Please book online or give Andy a ring on 01571 844654.

 

Time:  11am – 11.30am                   Booking ref: 001678ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Tuesday 28th May                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

In search of Golden Eagles near Lochinver

Ranger led guided walk to learn about wildlife, with possible glimpses of golden eagles. Spectacular views guaranteed. Path may be boggy in places. 8km. Bring packed lunch. Suitable for over 18’s only. Meeting place will be given out on booking but it will be in the Lochinver area.

Time: 10am – 3pm                            Booking ref: 001679ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Tuesday 28th May                                Area: Lochaber

Natural Art for wee ones at Glencoe Lochan

Join the Ranger at Glencoe lochan to explore the woods and create some natural art.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  1pm – 2pm                                            Booking ref: 001583KNLV

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Tuesday 28th May                                                Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guide coastal walk across Faraid head by Durness.

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

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm                            Booking ref: 001795KNBV

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date: Tuesday 28th May                 Area: Lochaber

A Short Walk into Nature

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

Time:  11.30 – 12pm                        Booking ref: 001758LOCH

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:     Tuesday 28th May             Area: Lochaber

Eco club

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

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Date:  Wednesday 29th 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 of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date: Wednesday 29th May                                         Area: Nairn

Short Walk into Nature – Nairn Leisure Centre

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Over 18’s only. Good dogs very welcome

Meeting place to be given out after booking

Time: 11am – 12pm                        Booking ref:  001839NAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]    07818 588 222

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 29th May                        Area: East Caithness

Berriedale Strath Guided Walk

Follow the river from Berriedale up the strath passed the ruins at Strath Cuil & to the beautiful Millery pool, returning via the Langwell walled garden & through the ‘blue bell’ woodlands on the south side. Opportunity to visit Dunn broch. Please wear walking boots/outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. 7.5 mi/12km. Deer fence to climb. Some steep gradient & rough walking. Good level of fitness required. Over 18s only and no dogs.

Time: 11am – 4.30pm                     Booking ref: 001894WICK

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Thursday 30th May                              Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Achmelvich coast walk

 

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. 6km.

Suitable for over 18’s only. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Achmelvich beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time: 11am – 3pm                            Booking ref: 001681ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Monday 3rd June                 Area:  Lochaber

Wild Wonders for wee ones

Join the Ranger to look for the bugs that live in the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre outdoor classroom and explore the site.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Time:  1pm – 2pm            Booking ref:  001584LOCH

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Monday 3rd June                                 Area: Culloden

Creatures of Culloden

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

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

Price:    See NTS website on link below.

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Tuesday 4th June                 Area: Assynt, Sutherland

The amazing wildflowers of the limestone at Inchnadamph

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

Time:  11am – 4pm                           Booking ref: 001682ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Tuesday 4th June                 Area: Wester Ross

Mountain Life: Tea at the Tea House, Achnashellach

A rugged and remote, circular walk in to the wilds of Wester Ross. We will aim to be at the Tea House bothy in time for lunch (and tea!) .  We will be mostly on stalkers tracks but there will be some rough ground too as we come across ancient pine forest and tumbling waterfalls.

 

Suitable for adults over 18 years only. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch.

The distance is 15km/9.5mi. Booking essential by  4pm on the 3rd of June.

 

Time:  9am – 5pm                                            Booking ref: 001709GAIR

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 4th June                              Area: North Caithness

A Short Walk into Nature at Dunnet

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk. This walk is not suitable for anyone under 18 years old and dogs. Booking essential

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

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

Booking:  Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:     Wednesday 5th June                                       Area:  Lochaber

Eagle walk

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:    Wednesday 5th June                       Area: Inverness

A Short Walk into Nature – West Link Bridge & River Ness

Join the High Life Highland Countryside Ranger for a leisurely stroll over the new West Link bridge and along the River Ness for 1 hour/3km. Aimed at folk who don’t wish to undertake longer more demanding walks but would but would still like to get out in the fresh air to aid their health and well-being. Adults only.  Meet at the bottom of the entrance ramp to Inverness Leisure.

Time:  11am – 12pm                                       Booking ref: 001594INHS

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Thursday 6th June                                Area: Caithness

 A Short Walk into Nature: John O’ Groats

This week we will focus on ‘heathland’.  Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.  Not suitable for dogs or children. Meet at John O’ Groats football pitch car park.

Time:    3.00pm – 3.30pm                             Booking ref: 001647WICK

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Thursday 6th June                                                                                                Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: Butterflies, Ullapool 

We will start in the library with a short introduction to our native butterflies and day-flying moths before going out to look for them on a short and slow-paced walk.

If  you or someone you know are rehabilitating after illness or injury or you are just looking to have a short guided walk with company, please book on.

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

Booking essential by 4pm 5th of June.

Time:  2pm – 3pm                                           Booking ref: 001710ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 6th June                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Lochinver to Achmelvich beach

 

Join us on this spectacular walk with tremendous views of glorious mountains. The Ranger can point out rare wildflowers, a wealth of bird life and plenty of seals and maybe otters to watch. The final destination will be the stunning sandy beach at Achmelvich where we can get an ice-cream. Suitable for over 18’s only. Bring packed lunch. 8km. Meet at the Highland Stoneware car park, Lochinver. Grid ref: NC 088228. We shall get a lift back to the start. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

 

Time: 11am – 4pm                            Booking ref: 001683ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Thursday 6th June                                                Area: Northwest Sutherland

Guided walk around an ancient oak woodland at Loch A’Mhuilinn NNR near Scourie.

A fascinating circular walk through dense maritime woodland, around the loch and by the sea, good views and wildlife, returning by the old road. About 5km, adults only.

Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm                               Booking ref: 001796KNBV

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Friday 7th June                      Area: East Caithness

Clowns of the Ocean

Enjoy an illustrated talk on ‘An Introduction to Caithness Seabirds’ with some coffee/tea & home baking before taking a short walk to view a puffin colony in the Dunbeath area. This is a self-guided walk where people are free to leave the event at any time. There is a £3.50 charge for tea/coffee/baking plus donation to the rangers. Approximately 1mi/1.6km to walk.

Time: 7.30-9pm                                Booking ref: 001906WICK

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Sunday 9th June                   Area: East Caithness

Caithness Countryside Volunteers: Noss Eco Woodland, Wick

Come along to help with basic maintenance work at this valuable community site. Gloves and tools will be provided. Please meet at 10.30am. Over 18s only.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                     Booking ref: NA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside 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 11th 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 Lochinver Mission (An Cala Café), Lochinver. Then drive 3 miles to the roost site . No walking involved. Suitable for all the family. Bring  warm clothes and be prepared for midges.

Time:  9pm – 10.30pm                    Booking ref: 001684ULLA

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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 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 of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

 

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected] 

 

 

Date:  Wednesday 12th June                        Area: Badenoch

Orchids Galore! 

A lovely walk for botanists experienced or not taking in some of the most gorgeous orchids to be found in the Cairngorms. Bring a hand lens if you have one but don’t worry the ranger has spares! The route is in Newtonmore on flat but uneven ground approx. distance 3-4km. Over 18’s only please.

Time:  4pm – 7pm                            Booking ref:  001840KING

It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service. We make no charge 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]    07818 588 222

 

 

Date: Wednesday 12th June                         Area: North Caithness

Nesting Seabird Walk at Duncansby Head

Witness the spectacular sight of thousands of nesting seabirds at Duncansby Head sea cliffs in the north east corner of Caithness. Learn how to identify the different bird species and enjoy the sight, sounds and smells of these wonderful seabird colonies. Booking essential.

Time:  11am – 1pm                          Booking ref: 001791THUR

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

Eagle walk

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date: Wednesday 12th 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. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring warm clothing.

Time:  10am – 12pm                       Booking ref: 001782GOLS

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

Guided walk along the Laxford river near Scourie then through the wonderful adjacent peatland bogs.

A fascinating walk in a wonderful boggy area for “The flows to the Future project”; river life, moorland, heather, superb views, frogs, newts and boggy things. About 3km, adults only, wellies recommended and walking poles useful.

Time: 10.30am – 1pm                     Booking ref:  001797KNBV

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Friday 14th June                    Area: East Caithness

Photography Workshop

Be dazzled by Ken Crossan’s own photography by watching an illustrated presentation before putting his tricks of the trade in to action during an outdoor practical session in the Coronation Meadow at Dunnet Links where we hope to see Primula scotica alongside other fascinating plants. Please bring suitable outdoor gear. Approximately 1mi/1.6km to walk.

Time: 7pm-9pm                                Booking ref: 001858THUR

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

Puffin Watch at Drum Hollistan

Come along to the largest puffin colony in the local area and enjoy the site of hundreds of nesting puffins located on one sea stack. Discover all about their fascinating life cycle and what they get up to when they eventually leave in the late summer. Some rough/wet walking about 2km (return) so reasonable level of fitness required. Booking essential.

Time:  6.30pm – 8.30pm                Booking ref: 001792THUR

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

Story by the Fire

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

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

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Friday 14th June                    Area: Assynt, Sutherland

The amazing mountain of Suilven

Join us on a guided walk to the top of Assynt’s most famous mountain, with some wonderful views. This is a strenuous walk. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. The distance is 20km/12.5miles.This walk is subject to good weather conditions. Suitable for over 18’s only. Meet at the walkers car park, Glencanisp road. Grid ref: NC107220. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time:  9am – 6pm                             Booking ref: 001685ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Saturday 15th June                                              Area: Culloden

Summer on the Avenue

Come along to Culloden Avenue and join the Highlife Highland Ranger and the local Community Engagement Officer for this community event with stalls, games, refreshments and nature related activities in a beautiful woodland setting. No booking required. Suitable for people of all ages.

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

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

Booking: No booking required

Contact:  [email protected]

 

 

Date:  Sunday 16th June                 Area: East Caithness

John O’Groats Guided Walk: Duncansby to Skirza

Beautiful cliff top walk from stacks of Duncansby to Skirza. Amazing seabird colonies & dramatic coastal scenery. Not suitable for dogs. Over 18’s only please. Wear walking boot/waterproofs. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Duncansby lighthouse car park at 10.30am. Approximately 10km. Good level of fitness required.

Time: 10.30-3.30pm

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

Booking ref: [email protected]

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

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Date:  Tuesday 18th June                               Area: North Caithness

A Short Walk into Nature at Castletown

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk. This walk is not suitable for anyone under 18 years old and dogs. Booking essential

 

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

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

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Date:  Tuesday 18th June                                               Area:  Lochaber

Wildlife of Glenrigh

Join the Countryside ranger for a walk round Glenrigh to Onich and discover the wildlife that calls the glen home.  Adults only.

Time:  11am – 4pm                                          Booking ref: 001586LOCH

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

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Date: Wednesday 19th June                                         Area:  Lochaber

Eagle walk

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

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

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

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Date:     Wednesday 19th June                     Area: Culloden

A short walk into Nature – Culloden Avenue

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

Time:  11am – 12pm                                       Booking ref:  001596CULL

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

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Date:     Wednesday 19th June                     Area: North Sutherland

Ben Hope Guided Walk

Join the Rangers on a day long walk to the summit of Ben Hope, our most northerly Munro (hill over 3000 feet). Enjoy stunning views, plants and other mountain wildlife on this guided walk up this iconic hill. Suitable walking gear, packed lunch and a good level of fitness is required to complete this walk. Please do not underestimate this hill! There are limited places available on this walk. Booking is essential.

 

Time:    10am – 4.30pm                 Booking ref: 001818FARR

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

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Date:  Wednesday 19th June                        Area: Ross and Cromarty

Golden Eagle Safari

The Golden Eagle is an iconic part of the Scottish Upland Landscape. Join the Ranger for this special trip to Strathconon to look for these incredible birds whilst learning all about their ecology and natural history.  This event will involve pick up in Dingwall in a minibus, but this means that spaces will be limited to eight, so it is essential that you book a place. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring warm clothing and a packed lunch.

Time:  9am – 3pm            Booking ref: 001783DING

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

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Date:  Thursday 20th June                             Area: Caithness

A Short Walk into Nature: John O’ Groats

This week we will focus on ‘seaweed’.  Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.  Not suitable for dogs or children. Meet at John O’ Groats football pitch car park.

Time:  3.00pm – 3.30pm                                Booking ref: 001647WICK

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

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Date:  Thursday 20th June                                                                                             Area: Wester Ross

A Wee Walk to Nature: Sunlight , Ullapool

We will start in the library with a short introduction as to why we have so much light at this time of year and the impact of this on nature. Fingers crossed we will get some of this sunlight on the short guided walk that follows.

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

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

Booking essential by 4pm 19th of June.

Time:  2pm – 3pm approx.                                                          Booking ref: 001711ULLA

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

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Contact:  [email protected]       01854 613526

 

 

Date:  Friday 21st June                    Area: North Caithness

Sandside Head Whale and dolphin Watch

Enjoy a guided whale and dolphin watch from Sandside Head at Reay in north Caithness. Use our telescope and bring your own binoculars to look for and record any cetaceans we may see. This area is also a great place to look for the beautiful Scottish Primrose.

 

Time:  11am – 1pm                          Booking ref: 001819THUR

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

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Date:  Friday 21st June                    Area: North Caithness

Puffin Watch at Drum Hollistan

Come along to the largest puffin colony in the local area and enjoy the site of hundreds of nesting puffins located on one sea stack. Discover all about their fascinating life cycle and what they get up to when they eventually leave in the late summer. Some rough/wet walking about 2km (return) so reasonable level of fitness required. Booking essential.

Time:  3pm – 5pm                            Booking ref: 001820THUR

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

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Date: Tuesday 25th June                                                Area: North Sutherland

Guided coastal walk from Talmine to Port Vasco.

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

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm.                           Booking ref: 001798

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

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Date: Tuesday 25th June                                Area: Assynt, Sutherland

In search of dark red helleborines at Inchnadamph

Guided walk with the Ranger in the valley of the trolls, where unbelievable forces in the earth have created deep caves and  dry rivers. Hear about the unique wildlife of the limestone pavements where rare flowers such as the dark red helleborine grows. This is a walk not to be missed. Suitable for over 18’s only. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Inchnadamph car park. Grid ref: NC 251216. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time:  11am – 4pm                           Booking ref: 001686ULLA

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

Booking: Please click here to book

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Date:  Wednesday 26th 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 of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

 

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

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

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Date: Wednesday 26th June                                         Area:  Lochaber

Eagle walk

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

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

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

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Date: Thursday 27th June                              Area: Tomatin

All about Eagles – Minibus tour – Coignafearn 

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

Time:  5.30pm – 9.30pm                                Booking ref: 001614GRAN

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

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Date:  Thursday 27th June                             Area: Assynt, Sutherland

Black-throated divers in Lochinver

Ranger led guided walk to see the unique black-throated diver, in spectacular full summer plumage– a speciality of the North Highlands. The walk will take us through some amazing scenery, with lots of other wildlife to see. Bring packed lunch. 6km walk. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Meet at Lochinver Village hall, Main Street Lochinver. Grid ref: NC 094225. Please phone Andy if you need a lift 01571 844654.

Time:  11am – 3pm                           Booking ref: 001687ULLA

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

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Date:     Thursday 28th June                          Area: Caithness

 The lost village of Badryrie

A fascinating circular walk by Loch Stemster taking in the abandoned crofting community of Badryrie, Achavanich standing stones & burial cairn.  Looking out for wildlife along the way.  Walking boots essential.  Will follow a track for part of the way but most of walk is off track, over hill ground with some fence lines to cross.  Over 18s only and no dogs.  Bring your lunch. Meet at Loch Stemster road end, Plantlife reserve car park. This is part of the Flow to the Future events to celebrate the peatlands of north Highlands.

 

Time:  11am – 2.30pm                                   Booking ref: 001660WICK

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

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Date:  Friday 28th June                    Area: Sutherland

Birdwatching, the Mound

Spring time means Ospreys at the Mound! Join the Ranger to watch these wonderful birds and learn about their history in Scotland. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring warm clothing.

Time: 10am – 12pm        Booking ref: 001784GOLS

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