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

Monday 17th September Details on booking

Cost: FREE

Pony Axe S gets people in wheelchairs to wild places that would otherwise be inaccessible.  No need to leave your own wheelchair behind or transfer to an all-terrain wheelchair.  Spend time at one of our amazing nature reserves with your family or friends.

See Pony Axe S in action at https://ponyaxes.com/

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Glen Tanar NNR 

Scottish Natural Heritage & Glen Tanar Ranger Service

Wednesday 19th September 11.00am – 11.30am

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

A short walk across the road to meander through the garden at the Garve hotel in Grantown-on-Spey. 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.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

  • Booking:  
    • Essential – https://booking.highlifehighland.com/ using Booking Ref: 001175GRAN
  • Contact:   
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:        
    • Details will be forwarded after booking (Strathspey Area)

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Friday 21st September 7.30pm – 9.30pm

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

Bats are fascinating creatures and our only flying mammal. Come along and find out what bats eat, where they live and other interesting facts about these wonderful creatures in the beautiful village of Laggan.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. There is some rough ground by the riverside but we won’t be walking far so perhaps suitable for those with mobility issues. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

  • Booking:  
    • Essential – https://booking.highlifehighland.com/ using Booking Ref: 001179KING
  • Contact:   
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:        
    • Details will be forwarded after booking (Strathspey Area)

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Saturday 22nd September 10am – 11.30am

Cost: £3.00 per person

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

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Wednesday 3rd October 11am – 11.30am

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

A short walk around Loch Imrich, Newtonmore 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.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

  • Booking:  
    • Essential – https://booking.highlifehighland.com/ using Booking Ref: 001180KING
  • Contact:   
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:        
    • Details will be forwarded after booking (Badenoch Area)

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Thursday 4th October Details on booking

Cost: FREE

Pony Axe S gets people in wheelchairs to wild places that would otherwise be inaccessible.  No need to leave your own wheelchair behind or transfer to an all-terrain wheelchair.  Spend time at one of our amazing nature reserves with your family or friends.

See Pony Axe S in action at https://ponyaxes.com/

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Dinnet NNR

Scottish Natural Heritage & Muir of Dinnet Ranger Service

Friday 5th October 4pm – 7pm

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

A fabulous opportunity to witness the wonder of the annual red deer rut where the males show off their funky moves and loud bellows while the females hang around watching.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

Suitable for those with mobility issues

  • Booking:  
    • Essential – https://booking.highlifehighland.com/ using Booking Ref: 001181KING
  • Contact:   
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:        
    • Details will be forwarded after booking (Badenoch Area)

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Sunday 7th 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.

Marr Lodge Ranger Service

Wednesday 10th 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.

Marr Lodge Ranger Service

Thursday 11th October 2pm – 3.30pm

Cost: £2.00

We follow in the footsteps of our gamekeepers and try and track down some red deer. Family event.

  • Booking:    
    • Not required
  • Contact:    
  • Meet:          
    • Glen Tilt Car Park, Blair Atholl

Atholl Estates Ranger Service

Friday 12th October 5pm – 7pm

Cost: FREE

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the red deer rut, when stags challenge each other for the hinds among stunning scenery. Includes walk of up to 3km/2 miles on track with gentle inclines. Under 16s must be accompanied. Bring warm & waterproof clothing, stout footwear, torch + (if available) binoculars. Sorry no dogs.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Auchallater car park, A93 2miles South of Braemar – AB35 5SX

Marr Lodge Ranger Service

                       

Sunday 14th 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.

Marr Lodge Ranger Service

Wednesday 17th October Details on booking

Cost: £10 per adult. Accompanied children FREE

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

Boat of Garten Wildlife Group

Thursday 18th October 11am – 11.30am

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

A short walk around the outskirts of Aviemore 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.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

  • Booking:  
    • Essential – https://booking.highlifehighland.com/ using Booking Ref: 001182GRAN
  • Contact:   
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:        
    • Details will be forwarded after booking (Strathspey Area)

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Saturday 20th September 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

Tuesday 23rd October 11am / 1pm / 2.30pm

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

Do you think dinosaurs could still exist without us humans knowing? Do you think it’s possible after so many millions of years? Come along and see with the local Countryside Ranger Saranne. We’ll look for any signs or tracks of possible dinosaurs and make up our own minds!’

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Each session lasts approx. 1.5 hours

  • Booking:  
  • Contact:   
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:        
    • Details will be forwarded after booking (Badenoch Area)

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Tuesday 30th October 11am – 11.30am

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

A short walk around Ellan Wood, Carrbridge 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.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

  • Booking:  
    • Essential – https://booking.highlifehighland.com/ using Booking Ref: 001183GRAN
  • Contact:   
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:        
    • Details will be forwarded after booking (Strathspey Area)

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Wednesday 31st October 4pm – 6pm

Cost: £6 per child

Enjoy a very scary mini Woodland Trail and some Halloween themed activities back at the Gruesome Glenmore Visitor Centre where you can enjoy your creepy scary tea. Prize for the best chilling, bloodcurdling costume.

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Halloween buffet tea & drinks (10% discount on teas / coffees cake for accompanying adults in Cobb’s cafe).

  • Booking:  
    • Drop in event
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Glenmore Visitor Centre, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger