Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, 12-14 May

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend

Get up close and personal to nature!

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The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend  is a celebration of the fantastic natural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park that takes place every year in May.

With over 70 activities taking place across the Cairngorms National Park there is something for everyone, from families to the more seasoned nature lover.

 

Nick Baker

“The Cairngorms is the place if you love your wildlife….it’s got everything….so if you’ve never been, come and have a look for yourself!”
– Nick Baker

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

Wednesday 3rd January 10am – 4pm

Cost: FREE

Contact Alison to clarify volunteering activities this month in woods or water habitats. Warm and waterproof clothes essential plus lunch!

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

RSPB Community Ranger

Saturday 13th January 11am – 3pm

Cost: £9.20 Adult; £5.20 Conc.

Shake off the excesses of Christmas on a brisk walk in superb mountain scenery from the Glen Doll car park to Bachnagairn in Upper Glen Clova. There is a chance of seeing Golden Eagles as they return to set up their breeding territory.

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 where appropriate but please bring binoculars if you have them.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Ranger visitor centre

ANGUSalive Ranger Service

Saturday 20th January 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 6th February 10am – 4pm

Cost: FREE

Contact Alison to clarify volunteering activities this month in woods or water habitats. Warm and waterproof clothes essential plus lunch!

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

RSPB Community Ranger

Saturday 17th February 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

Sunday 18th February 11am – 2pm

Cost: £6.90 Adult; £3.90 Conc.

Join the Ranger in a walk through the Glen Doll forest looking for signs of animal activity.

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 where appropriate but please bring binoculars if you have them.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Ranger visitor centre

ANGUSalive Ranger Service

Wednesday 21st February 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

Wednesday 28th February 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