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 Ranger Service

Tuesday 23rd April 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Cost: FREE - but booking is essential

Come and explore your responses to nature through these fun and supportive creative writing activities.

No experience or equipment required, just enthusiasm!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre, Tomintoul AB37 9ET

Thursday 25th April 9.30am – 1pm

Cost: Adult RSPB members £8.00; Adult non-members £10.00; Children under 16 Free

Join a reserve Warden to look for seasonal wildlife. April is all about birds. What will we spot? We never know! Join us to find out. A three-mile walk along rough paths.

  • Booking:   
    • Preferred
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • RSPB Insh Marshes Car Park – PH21 1NS

RSPB Insh Marshes

Tuesday 30th April 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Cost: FREE - but booking is essential

Come and explore your responses to nature through these fun and supportive creative writing activities.

No experience or equipment required, just enthusiasm!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre, Tomintoul AB37 9ET

Thursday 2nd May 5am – 8am

Cost: Adult RSPB members £8.00; Adult non-members £10.00; Children under 16 Free

 

It’s an early start but well worth it to hear the atmospheric dawn chorus. Can’t see the birds for the leaves? Join the reserve Warden to learn about the amazing beauty and diversity of birdsong.

  • Booking:   
    • Preferred
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • RSPB Insh Marshes Car Park – PH21 1NS

RSPB Insh Marshes

Tuesday 7th May 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Cost: FREE - but booking is essential

Come and explore your responses to nature through these fun and supportive creative writing activities.

No experience or equipment required, just enthusiasm!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre, Tomintoul AB37 9ET

Saturday 11th May 10am – 4pm

Cost: Adult RSPB members £10.00; Adult non-members £12.00

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

A walk across RSPB Insh Marshes with the Reserve Warden. This is one of Scotland’s best inland breeding sites for waders, especially curlews. We will explore some of the rarely visited parts of the reserve and then return along the Badenoch Way.

  • Booking:     
    • Preferred
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • Ivy Cottage, Insh – PH21 1NT

RSPB Insh Marshes

Saturday 11th May 10am – 4pm

Cost: We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

Do you have what it takes to be a golden eagle? Drop in, self-led event aimed at family groups. Follow the marked trail and see if you can answer the questions and complete the course. Pick up your free activity pack from the Glenmore Visitor Centre before you start. Distance approx.2.4 km and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. Please no unaccompanied children.

  • Booking:       
    • Not required
  • Contact:       
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:           
    • Glenmore Visitor Centre Glenmore Forest Park – PH22 1QY
    • Grids ref: NH977098

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

 

Sunday 12th May 4am – 8am

Cost: We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

A unique opportunity to witness one of nature’s most beautiful displays in the amazing Glen Feshie (part of the really exciting Cairngorms Connect). Watch the splendour of a Black Grouse lek while munching on a bacon roll and drinking fresh coffee. As with all ranger events we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Dress warm as we’ll be stationary.

Suitable for those with mobility issues as a minibus will be provided.

  • Booking:       
    • Essential – Booking Ref: 001604KING
  • Contact:       
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:           
    • Pick up Grantown-on-Spey. Meeting place to be given out after booking via email.

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Sunday 12th May 10am – 4pm

Cost: We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

Do you have what it takes to be a golden eagle? Drop in, self-led event aimed at family groups. Follow the marked trail and see if you can answer the questions and complete the course. Pick up your free activity pack from the Glenmore Visitor Centre before you start. Distance approx.2.4 km and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. Please no unaccompanied children.

  • Booking:       
    • Not required
  • Contact:       
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:           
    • Glenmore Visitor Centre Glenmore Forest Park – PH22 1QY
    • Grids ref: NH977098

 

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

 

Sunday 12th May 11am – 1pm

Cost: We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

 

Drop in and join fellow dog walkers and their four-legged friends on a walk in the beautiful Anagach Community Woodland. A great chance for your dogs to socialise in these stunning woodlands and learn some hints & tips from Sue Williams, a local dog trainer on how to enjoy wild places safely with the incredible wildlife of the pine forests. Why not finish your walk by treating yourself to a well-earned cup of tea & slice of cake in the club house afterwards?

  • Booking:       
    • Not required
  • Contact:                                           
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:           
    • Meet Golf Course Car park, Grantown on Spey – PH26 3HX
    • Grids ref: NJ 036 280

 

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Tuesday 14th May 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Cost: FREE - but booking is essential

Come and explore your responses to nature through these fun and supportive creative writing activities.

No experience or equipment required, just enthusiasm!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre, Tomintoul AB37 9ET

Saturday 18th May 10am – 3.30pm

Cost: FREE

An opportunity to ‘put something back’. Work with the Glen Tanar Ranger Services and John Muir Trust volunteers.

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 19th May 11am – 3pm

Cost: £9.60 adult; £5.40 concession

Join the ranger on a walk to Bachnagairn in Upper Glen Clova to observe the flora and fauna of the glen including Golden eagles, red deer and a variety of wild flowers.

  • Booking:    
    • Essential – www.ticketsource.co.uk/angusalive
  • Contact:    
  • Meet:          
    • Glen Doll Ranger Base – DD8 4RD

Angus Glens Ranger Service

Thursday 23rd May 9.30am – 1pm

Cost: Adult RSPB members £8.00; Adult non-members £10.00; Children under 16 Free

Join a reserve Warden to look for seasonal wildlife. May is all about birds. What will we spot? We never know! Join us to find out. A three-mile walk along rough paths.

  • Booking:   
    • Preferred
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:        
    • RSPB Insh Marshes Car Park – PH21 1NS

RSPB Insh Marshes

Saturday 25th May 11am – 3pm

Cost: We make no charge for this event but we rely on your donations to help us protect our

 

In glacial terms, a rôche moutonnée is a rock formation created by the passing of a glacier.  This beautiful community managed site needs some hands-on love and attention. Join your local Countryside Ranger and Volunteer Cairngorm to restore this site to its former glory while using your muscles in the great outdoors!

As with all ranger events we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. Suitable for families but no unaccompanied children please. Wear old warm clothes and decent boots or wellies. Warm drinks and biscuits provided. Bring lunch if you’re planning to do the whole day!

  • Booking:       
    • Not Required
  • Contact:       
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696 or 07818 588 222;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:           
    • Roche Moutonnée, Dulnain Bridge

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Wednesday 5th June 7pm - 9pm

Cost: FREE - but booking is essential

Come and explore your responses to nature through these fun and supportive creative writing activities.

No experience or equipment required, just enthusiasm!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Victoria and Albert Hall, Station Square, Ballater, AB35 5QB

Wednesday 12th June 7pm - 9pm

Cost: FREE - but booking is essential

Come and explore your responses to nature through these fun and supportive creative writing activities.

No experience or equipment required, just enthusiasm!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Victoria and Albert Hall, Station Square, Ballater, AB35 5QB

Saturday 15th June 10am – 3.30pm

Cost: FREE

An opportunity to ‘put something back’. Work with the Glen Tanar Ranger Services and John Muir Trust volunteers.

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

Wednesday 19th June 7pm - 9pm

Cost: FREE - but booking is essential

Come and explore your responses to nature through these fun and supportive creative writing activities.

No experience or equipment required, just enthusiasm!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Victoria and Albert Hall, Station Square, Ballater, AB35 5QB

Wednesday 26th June 7pm - 9pm

Cost: FREE - but booking is essential

Come and explore your responses to nature through these fun and supportive creative writing activities.

No experience or equipment required, just enthusiasm!

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:       
    • Victoria and Albert Hall, Station Square, Ballater, AB35 5QB