Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

‘Give it a go’ at classic Cairngorms geology site

23rd January 2018

‘Give it a go’ and help care for classic Cairngorms geology site

Would you like to get out into the fresh air? Get some exercise? Meet new people? Make a difference to a really special part of the Cairngorms National Park? Or maybe you’ve never tried volunteering before but fancy giving it a go at a fun, friendly, relaxed event. If the answer is ‘yes’ then Volunteer Cairngorms and Highlife Highland’s Ranger Service need you on Saturday 3rd February at the Rôche Moutonnée site in Dulnain Bridge.

Everyone is welcome to drop-in and join us for as much or as little time as they can spare at the ‘Give it a Go’ day. Volunteer Cairngorms in partnership with Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger Service will be running the day for anyone willing to try their hand at taking care of this amazing site.

There will be the chance to repaint the interpretation of Rôche Moutonnée; renovate the bridges and paths on the site; and help take care of paths so the area can be enjoyed by all. There’s something for everyone to try and all help received will make a real difference!

Mike Woolvin, Volunteer Coordinator at the Cairngorms National Park Authority said: “Everyone is welcome to join us to take care of this really special place and give volunteering a go no matter if you have 10 minutes or 4 hours! It will be a fun and friendly event, a great chance to take care of this special place, learn new skills.”

Saranne Bish, Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger added: “The Rôche Moutonnée site is a very special location. Created by geological glacial processes they give an insight to the awesome power of the natural world. We’re not expecting folk to work hard for nothing! We will provide shelter in the form of a tarp and lots of cups of tea made using a camping kettle. If you’re lucky you may well get a cake too!”

The event will take place on Saturday 3rd February will run from 11am – 3pm. Everyone is welcome including those under 18 with a responsible adult. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes to suit the weather, and bring a packed lunch if you’re staying for the day! If you’d like to know more, or have any questions please contact Mike Woolvin on 01479 870 566.