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

Friday 8th September 11am – 1pm

Cost: Donations for Explore Abernethy path networks

A guided walk through beautiful forests with Alison – RSPB Ranger Stories, culture and wildlife. Terrain easy and pace leisurely.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Visitor Centre, Nethy Bridge

RSPB Community Ranger

Saturday 9th September 8am – late morning

Cost: Adult £3; Family £6

Munch marmalade buns and slurp tea while admiring mothical-winged wonders that arrived in the moth traps the night before.

  • Booking:   
    • Not required
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Milton Loch

RSPB Community Ranger

Saturday 9th September 11am – 3pm

Cost: £4.60 Adult; £2.60 Conc. Per 2hrs.

A walk back in time to Corrie fee. A walk with the Ranger to discover and discuss the formation of Corrie Fee and its physical features since the last ice age.

Where appropriate you should have with you stout shoes, waterproofs, warm clothing and a packed lunch and snacks.

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

ANGUSalive Ranger Service

Wednesday 13th September 9.30am – 1pm

Cost: Adults £5.00; RSPB Members £3

Experience the diversity of moths. Join the reserve warden to look through moth traps run the night before.

  • Booking:        
    • Essential
  • Contact:        
  • Meet:                        
    • RSPB Insh Marshes car park – Grid ref: NH 773999.

RSPB Insh Marshes

Friday 15th September 8pm – 10pm

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

Come along and find out about these wonderful creatures and then we’ll try and find some!

  • Booking:   
    • Not required
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • The layby by Laggan village pond – PH20 1AN

Highland Council Ranger Service

From 16 - 23 September

Cost: Free

The Cairngorms National Park is the UK’s biggest and has the best wee walks by a mile! So why not find out for yourself during Wee Walks Week?

From the 16th– 23rd September the Cairngorms National Park will be celebrating the best short local walks in the Park with the aim being to encourage as many people as possible to get out there and enjoy a walk with friends, colleagues or neighbours, join a Ranger-guided walk or try out one of over 20 weekly health walks.

More details

Sunday 17th September 11am – 3pm

Cost: £4.60 Adult; £2.60 Conc. Per 2hrs.

Join the Ranger on a health walk up to Bachnagairn in Upper Glen Clova to observe the Flora and Fauna of the glen including Golden Eagle, Red Deer and a variety of wildflowers.

Where appropriate you should have with you stout shoes, waterproofs, warm clothing and a packed lunch and snacks. A telescope will be available for use but please bring binoculars if you have them.

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

ANGUSalive Ranger Service

Wednesday 20th September 6.30pm

Cost: £10 per adult. Accompanied children FREE

BADGER WATCH

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

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
    • Allan 01479 831768 or 07787 323264;
    • [email protected];
    • www.cairngormwildlife.co.uk/bogwig/badgerhide
  • Meet:         Details on booking

RSPB Community Ranger

Saturday 23rd September 10.30am – 12.30pm

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

Wednesday 27th September 6.30pm

Cost: £10 per adult. Accompanied children FREE

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

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
    • Allan 01479 831768 or 07787 323264;
    • [email protected];
    • www.cairngormwildlife.co.uk/bogwig/badgerhide
  • Meet:        
    • Details on booking

RSPB Community Ranger

Friday 29th September 7.30pm

Cost: Adult £5, Children £2

Abernethy: its places, moods and seasons (refreshments provided).

  • Booking:   
    • Not required
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Nethy Bridge Visitor Centre

RSPB Community Ranger

Sunday 1st October 9am – 10.30am

Cost: £2 per person

Come on a gentle walk to see our red squirrels and find out more about their lives.

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

Atholl Estates Ranger Service

Tuesday 3rd October 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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

Let’s explore Anagach at night and hopefully we’ll see and hear some creatures of the woods!

Highland Council Ranger Service

Sunday 8th 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

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