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

Wednesday 27th March 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

Wednesday 27th March 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:       
    • Aviemore Community Centre, Muirton

Wednesday 3rd April 4pm – 8pm

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

GOLDEN EAGLE TOUR

The Golden Eagle is an iconic part of the Scottish Upland Landscape.  Join your local Countryside Ranger for a Golden Eagle tour in a stunning location within the Cairngorms National Park. We’ll be searching for these beautiful symbolic birds while looking at its ecology and impact on the Highlands of Scotland.

As with all ranger walks 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. Pick up Aviemore.

  • Booking:       
  • Contact:       
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:           
    • Meeting place to be given out after booking via email.

 

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Thursday 4th April 10am – 12noon

Cost: FREE

Bash together your own bird box for biodiversity with the rangers at Burn o Vat! Take it home and see if you can encourage birds to nest in your own garden.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

SNH & Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service

Saturday 6th April 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;
    • [email protected]hland.com;
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:            Roche Moutonnée, Dulnain Bridge

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Wednesday 10th April 2pm – 4pm

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

Do you have what it takes to be a red squirrel? Drop in, self-led event aimed at family groups. Follow the marked trail and see if you can solve all of the questions and complete the course.

Some rough ground and a steep slope. No unaccompanied children please.

  • Booking:       
    • Not Required
  • Contact:       
    • Saranne Bish – 01479 874 696;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:           
    • River Gynack side of the woods to pick up your pack. Post code: PH21 1LR. Grid Ref: NH755018.
    • Event venue: Tom Baraidh Woods Distance approx. 1km

 

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Wednesday 17th April 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

Friday 19th April 10am – 1pm

Cost: FREE

It’s Easter! Pop into the visitor centre to pick up an answer sheet then, enjoy a springtime walk while you hunt for the clues to win an Easter Egg!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

SNH

Saturday 20th April 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 21st April 10am – 4pm

Cost: £3 per Easter Egg hunt sheet & £3 entry to the Lodge; free entry to Lodge for NTS/NT Members and children aged under 16

Egg Hunt: Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt! Get ready for a day of fun as you and your family discover the special places the National Trust for Scotland looks after. Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize.

Open Day: Learn about how the estate is managed and see inside Mar Lodge and the famous Stag Ballroom.

Mar Lodge 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

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

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

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

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