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

Tuesdays 5.45pm-7pm & Thursdays 2pm-3.30pm (Excl. Thursday 8th August)

Cost: FREE

Join Emma, the Carrbridge Community Ranger, for a gentle woodland walk to discover and learn more about the wildlife and nature around Carrbridge.

Suitable for all ages and abilities.  Children and dogs on leads really welcome. Please wear sensible walking shoes and bring waterproofs.

Emma is also available to lead walks on request for groups of two or more.  All walks are free of charge but donations to local nature projects are always welcome.

Booking:    Not required

Contact:    Emma Rawling 07773 475559

Meet:         The Old Bridge (opposite Spar shop), Carrbridge

Carrbridge Community Ranger

Friday 16th August 10am – 12pm

Cost: FREE – Donations Welcome

Come along and explore the pine forest around Boat of Garten. Look for birds and beasties lurking in the undergrowth.

Sturdy shoes and waterproofs recommended.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:         
    • Boat of Garten Community Centre – PH24 3BL

Boat of Garten, Nethy Bridge and Abernethy Community Ranger Service

Saturday 17th August 10am – 4pm

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 18th August 11am – 3pm

Cost: £9.60 adult; £5.40 concession

Another opportunity to view the breeding Golden Eagles and their offspring with the Ranger.

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

Angus Glens Ranger Service

Wednesday 21st August 9.30 am – 12.30pm

Cost: RSPB Members £8; Non-members £10; Under 16s free

Join our expert guide for a wander through Caledonian pine forest and to tranquil lochs.

Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:         
    • Loch Garten Osprey Centre Car Park, Near Nethy Bridge – PH25 3EF

Boat of Garten, Nethy Bridge and Abernethy Community Ranger Service

Thursday 22nd August 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. August is all about flowers and insects. 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

Wednesday 28th August 9.30 am – 12.30pm

Cost: RSPB Members £8; Non-members £10; Under 16s free

Join our expert guide for a wander through Caledonian pine forest and to tranquil lochs.

Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
  • Meet:    
    • Loch Garten Osprey Centre Car Park, Near Nethy Bridge – PH25 3EF

Boat of Garten, Nethy Bridge and Abernethy Community Ranger Service

Thursday 5th September 5.30pm–6.30pm

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

The Golden Eagle is an iconic part of the Scottish Upland Landscape. Join your local Countryside Ranger for a talk about this majestic bird, its natural history and impact on the Highlands. Venue given out on booking via email

  • Booking:        
    • Essential – [email protected]
    • Booking Ref: 001912KING
    • No bookings taken after midday on 5th Sept.
  • Contact:        
    • Saranne Bish – 07818 588 222;
    • [email protected];
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:            
    • Meeting place and details will be given out via email after booking.

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Every Thursday 10.30am–4pm

Cost: Adult £10; Junior (aged 6 to 16) £5

Join our Ranger to explore the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms. This will be a full day’s walk where you can see the Corries up close and the wildlife that survive in these parts of the mountains. You will be walking on a mixture of constructed footpaths and open ground.

Please wear good strong footwear, and bring along full waterproofs, hat, gloves, a packed lunch, drinks & snacks.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential – Maximum 10 places
  • Contact:   
    • Cairngorm Mountain – 01479 861261 before 4pm the previous day
  • Meet:        
    • Collect tickets from the ticket office and meet our Ranger in the café for a 10.30am prompt departure

Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service

Saturday 21st September 10am–4pm

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

Saturday 21st September 10am–11.30am

Cost: £3 per person

The pinewoods around Mar Lodge are a great place to see our native red squirrels.

Join one of our ranger team on a walk in search of red squirrels and their feeding signs.

Please bring binoculars and a camera if you have them.

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Sunday 29th September 11am – 3pm

Cost: £9.60 adult; £5.40 concession

Join the Ranger on a walk to Bachnagairn to observe the flora and fauna.

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

ANGUSalive Ranger Service