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 – 11.30am

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 Charitable Trust Ranger Service

Tuesday 10th October 10.30am – 12noon

Cost: Adults £5; Children £3

A beginner’s guide to the fascinating world of fungi, including basic id and folklore. Suitable for adults and older children.

Booking:    Not required

Contact:    North Perthshire Ranger Service – 01350 728641; www.nts.org.uk

Meet:         Killiecrankie Visitor Centre – PH16 5LG

North Perthshire Ranger Service

Wednesday 11th October 11am – 1pm

Cost: Adults £4.50; Conc £3.50; Family £15.00

We’ll explore the Souterrain & The Raitts Township.

Highland Council Ranger Service

Wednesday 11th October 4pm – 7pm

Cost: £10 per adult; £5 per child

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the great spectacles of the Highlands as red stags battle it out during the rutting season.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Mar Lodge – AB35 5YJ

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Wednesday 11th October 2pm – 3.30pm

Cost: £2 per child

Come and see our red deer and roaring stag and find out more about their lives.

  • Booking:   
    • Not required
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Glen Tilt Car Park

Atholl Estates Ranger Service

Thursday 12th October 10.30am – 12.30am

Cost: Adults £5; Children £3

A beginner’s guide to the fascinating world of fungi, including basic id and folklore. Suitable for adults and older children.

  • Booking:
    • Not required
  • Contact:   
    • North Perthshire Ranger Service – 01350 728641;
    • www.nts.org.uk
  • Meet:        
    • The Hermitage Lower Car Park, 1 mile north of Dunkeld, signposted from A9

North Perthshire Ranger Service

Saturday 14th October 10am – 11.30am

Cost: £3 per person

Join one of our rangers on the search for red squirrels in the beautiful Caledonian pinewoods.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Mar Lodge – AB35 5YJ

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Sunday 15th October 4pm – 7pm

Cost: £10 per adult; £5 per child

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the great spectacles of the Highlands as red stags battle it out during the rutting season.

A reasonable level of fitness is required.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Mar Lodge – AB35 5YJ

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Wednesday 18th October 11am – 3pm

Cost: Adults Free; Children from 1yr £5

Family fun day at the Highland Folk Museum

  • Booking:        
    • Not Required
  • Contact:        
  • Meet:                        
    • Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore – PH20 1AY

RSPB Insh Marshes

Wednesday 18th October 2pm – 3.30pm

Cost: Adults £5; Children £3

Get to grips with the gory details of this gruesome battle. Interactive battle talk, weapons display and children’s craft activities.

  • Booking:
    • Not required
  • Contact:   
    • North Perthshire Ranger Service – 01350 728641;
    • www.nts.org.uk
  • Meet:        
    • Killiecrankie Visitor Centre – PH16 5LG

North Perthshire Ranger Service

Wednesday 18th October 6.00pm

Cost: £10 per adult. Accompanied children FREE

Watch badgers from a comfortable hide right on the banks of the River Spey.

RSPB Community Ranger

Friday 20th October 4pm – 7pm

Cost: Adults £4.50; Conc £3.50; Family £15.00

Discover the power of the red deer rut in beautiful surroundings.

Highland Council Ranger Service

Saturday 21st October 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Cost: Adult £3; Children FREE

An exhilarating evening watching skeins of geese and gulls coming home to roost on Loch Garten. Maybe whopper swans and tawny owls too. Hot soup to nourish and warm.

  • Booking:   
    • Not Required
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Loch Garten Osprey Centre car park. Walk down to head of the loch by the beach.

RSPB Community Ranger

Wednesday 25th October 6pm

Cost: £10 per adult. Accompanied children FREE

Watch badgers from a comfortable hide right on the banks of the River Spey.

RSPB Community Ranger

Thursday 26th October 10.30am – 12noon & 1.30pm – 3pm

Cost: FREE

Join a local geology expert, the Reserve Manager & Marr Ranger on a walk to one of Deeside’s hidden gems. Scramble into “The Vat”, a giant glacial pothole & marvel at the water-carved granite rock. You may even meet one of the local rogues lurking in there…

We will finish with some fun rock-related activities back at the Visitor Centre. Event includes 1 mile walk on wide well surfaced path with short steep section – optional scramble over rocks (into Vat). Under 18’s must be accompanied.

Scottish Natural Heritage

Saturday 28th October 7pm – 9pm

Cost: Child £2

Can we scare you witless?! Dress up as scary as you can!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Details on booking

FES Ranger Service

Friday 3th November 6pm

Cost: Free – donations welcome

See the sky above Mar Lodge lit up by fireworks! Enter the ‘Best Guy’ competition – the winning guy will be placed on top of the Bonfire to be ignited after a piped torch lit procession. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Food and refreshments will be on sale.

  • Booking:   
    • Not required
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Mar Lodge – AB35 5YJ

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Wednesday 15th November 4.15pm

Cost: £10 per adult. Accompanied children FREE

Watch badgers from a comfortable hide right on the banks of the River Spey.

RSPB Community Ranger

Saturday 18th November 10am – 4.00pm

Cost: FREE

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

Tools and instruction provided. Wear comfortable outdoor clothes and bring a packed lunch.

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

Glen Tanar Ranger Service

Sunday 19th November 1pm – 3pm

Cost: £9.60 Adult; £5.20 Conc.

Come to the Ranger Base at Glen Doll for an illustrated talk on the wildlife of the Angus Glens throughout the seasons and the Rangers’ role in the monitoring and management of the flora and fauna.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Glen Doll Ranger Base

ANGUSalive Ranger Service

Wednesday 22nd November 4.15pm

Cost: £10 per adult. Accompanied children FREE

Watch badgers from a comfortable hide right on the banks of the River Spey.

RSPB Community Ranger