Cairngorms National Park

Wee Walks Week, 16-23 September

Rangers Events

The Park is the perfect stage for events whether its exploring the Parks wild side with the Countryside Rangers, enjoying a night out at a ceilidh or shopping at the Cairngorms Farmers Market.

Next Events

Every Friday 10am – 11.00am

Cost: Free

A ranger led walk, over easy ground. To recover/improve fitness and well-being.

  • Booking:   
    • Not required
  • Contact:    
  • Meet:
    • Glen Tanar Visitor Centre

Glen Tanar Ranger Service

Saturday 7th July 2pm - 3pm

Cost: FREE

Enjoy a slow paced and relaxing walk through nature and try out some mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your health.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential – All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Contact:   
    • Karen McDonald 013398 81667;
    • https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors/events
  • Meet:        
    • Burn o Vat, Visitor Centre, Dinnet AB34 5NB

Scottish Natural Heritage

Sunday 8th July 11:00am – 2pm

Cost: Adult - £7.20, Concesssion - £4.05

Join the Countryside Ranger as he inspects the approved light traps and uses pheremone lures to investigate the variety of moths to be found in the glen.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:
  • Meet:        
    • Glen Doll Ranger Base – DD8 4RD

ANGUSalive Ranger Service

Thursday 12th July 10am – 1pm

Cost: £5 per child

Learn how to navigate and have a go at finding your way home. (Children must be accompanied by an adult).

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Friday 13th July 12noon - 4pm

Cost: FREE

Come and join the fun at Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve.

Lots of games, crafts and activities including storytelling and face painting for all the family based at the visitor centre.

  • Booking:   
    • Not required
  • Contact:   
    • Catriona Reid – 013398 81667
    • https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors/events
  • Meet:        
    • Burn o Vat Visitor Centre, AB34 5NB

Scottish Natural Heritage

Saturday 14th July 11am - 2pm

Cost: FREE

Have you ever hovered over a bog and caught an insect for your lunch? Or swam through the murky water? Pick up an activity sheet from the visitor centre then follow this self-guided walk over Parkin’s moss and see the bog and peatlands from the point of view of the wildlife. Find all the clues to win a prize!

  • Booking:   
    • Not essential, just drop in.
    • All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Contact:   
    • Karen McDonald – 013398 81667
    • https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors/events
  • Meet:         
    • Burn o Vat Visitor Centre, AB34 5NB

Scottish Natural Heritage

Tuesday 17th July 10am – 1pm

Cost: £5 per child, adults and teddies go free

Bring Teddy for a fund day out and experience the wonderful pinewoods in Glen Quioch. Please bring a packed lunch.  This event is aimed at children 2-6 years old.  (Children must be accompanied by an adult).

Tuesday 17th July 10am – 12:30pm

Cost: FREE

Discover the amazing diversity of moths and their roles in nature. We will unveil last night’s live moth trap catch, then search for day-flying moths and butterflies if time and weather allow. Find out how to take part in the Big Butterfly Count and attract pollinating insects in your garden too.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential – All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Contact:   
    • Catriona Reid – 013398 81667
    • https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors/events
  • Meet:        
    • Burn o Vat Visitor Centre, AB34 5NB

Scottish Natural Heritage

Wednesday 18th July 5pm – 7pm

Cost: £5 per adult, children free

Join the rangers for an evening stroll around the grounds of Mar Lodge with an opportunity to view inside the Lodge and Stag Ballroom, not normally open to the public. Tea/coffee and biscuits included.

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Saturday 21st July 10am – 4pm

Cost: FREE

An opportunity to ‘put something back’. Work with the ranger service and John Muir Trust members.

Tools and instruction provided. Bring a packed lunch and wear comfortable outdoor clothes and boots.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Glen Tanar Visitor Centre car park – AB34 5EU

Glen Tanar Ranger Service

Saturday 21st July 2pm – 3pm

Cost: FREE

We humans see the world and sometimes forget to use our other senses. On this walk we’ll be experiencing the woodlands and you may discover something you missed with your eyes.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential – All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Contact:   
    • Karen McDonald – 013398 81667
    • https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors/events
  • Meet:        
    • Burn o Vat Visitor Centre, AB34 5NB
  • Scottish Natural Heritage

Wednesday 25th July 10.30am – 12noon & 1.30pm – 3pm

Cost: FREE

Come for a watery adventure with Mandy Tulloch of Mud Pies. Collect natural treasures and (weather dependent) climb into one of the most amazing places in the north east, the Burn O’ Vat. Inside, we will make mini-rafts and dams, puddle jump and generally have fun playing in the water! Suitable for the under 8s. Wellies and waterproofs strongly recommended (or a change of clothes).

  •  Booking:  
    • Essential – All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Contact:   
    • Catriona Reid – 013398 81667
    • https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors/events
  • Meet:        
    • Burn o Vat Visitor Centre, AB34 5NB
  • Scottish Natural Heritage

Sunday 29th July 11.30am – 4pm

Cost: £3 per dog

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

Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger

Sunday 29th July 11:00am – 3pm

Cost: Adult - £9.60, Concession - £5.40

An excellent opportunity to view Golden Eagles in territory. This is a moderate walk, approximately 5 miles long on good tracks. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Please bring a packed lunch and binoculars if you have them. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:
  • Meet:        
    • Glen Doll Ranger Base – DD8 4R

ANGUSalive Ranger Service