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.

Glen Tanar Ranger Service

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 10.30am–3.30pm

Cost: £5 booking fee

Forest clearings to cityscapes; campfires to biomass; bushcraft to nanotechnology: Scotland’s forests have been a treasure trove of resources for thousands of years and a place to find refuge and wellbeing.

Join us to discover how we have lived in, benefitted from and managed Scotland’s forests from earliest times to the present-day. Find out how our forests today are increasingly important – both for us and for the wildlife they support.

This is an event for all ages! With family-friendly woodland activities such as the den challenge in the woodland; hunt for forest mini-beasties, cook a marshmallow on a campfire; PLUS pre-school fun for wee siblings! Demonstrations of forestry (woodland establishment, timber harvesting); green woodworking demonstration. Discover the wider benefits of trees: from habitats for our native wildlife to flood control and carbon capture as well as guided walks to Glen Tanar’s native pine forest.

  • Booking:   
    • Essential
  • Contact:   
    • Jill Birch – birch.jilly@gmail.com
  • Meet:       
    • Glen Tanar Visitor Centre car park – AB34 5EU

Glen Tanar Ranger Service & Outdoor Woodland Learning Scotland

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:    
    • 01575 550233
    • glendollranger@angusalive.scot
  • Meet:          
    • Glen Doll Ranger Base – DD8 4RD

ANGUSalive Ranger Service

Wednesday 2nd October 2pm–3pm

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

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness.

Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Good dogs very welcome.

Over 18’s only please.

  • Booking:        
    • Essential – bookings@highlifehighland.com using Booking Ref: 002297GRAN
  • Contact:        
    • Saranne Bish – 07818 588 222;
    • saranne.bish@highlifehighland.com;
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:            
    • Meeting place and details will be given out via email after booking.

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Friday 4th October 7.30pm–9.30pm

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

Bats are fascinating creatures and our only flying mammal. Come along and find out what bats eat, where they live and other interesting facts about these wonderful creatures as we wander through Grantown-on-Spey.

As with all ranger walks we will be enjoying fresh air, company and wildlife sights and sounds. There is some rough ground by the riverside. Families, adults and good dogs welcome! No unaccompanied children.

  • Booking:        
    • Essential – bookings@highlifehighland.com using Booking Ref: 002313GRAN
  • Contact:        
    • Saranne Bish – 07818 588 222;
    • saranne.bish@highlifehighland.com;
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:            
    • Anagach Woods – Exact meeting place and details will be given out via email after booking.           .

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Wednesday 9th October 11am–12pm

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

Join this regular local High Life Highland Countryside Rangers green health walk and help reconnect with the natural world. Enjoy some leisurely exercise, friendly company, great views, and fresh air. All of our ‘short walks into nature’ series are flat, under an hour in length and suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness.

Please disclose to your local ranger any medical or additional support needs you may have prior to the walk.

Good dogs very welcome.

Over 18’s only please.

  • Booking:        
    • Essential – bookings@highlifehighland.com using Booking Ref: 002314GRAN
  • Contact:        
    • Saranne Bish – 07818 588 222;
    • saranne.bish@highlifehighland.com;
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:            
    • Meeting place and details will be given out via email after booking.

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

Sunday 13th October 11am – 3pm

Cost: £9.60 adult; £5.40 concession

Join the Ranger and a professional deer stalker on a walk along the Dounalt Loop path to watch and listen to the roaring of the rutting Red Deer stags in the Glen.

This is a five mile return walk on a forest track with little climbing

  • Booking:    
    • Essential – www.ticketsource.co.uk/angusalive
  • Contact:    
    • 01575 550233 – glendollranger@angusalive.scot
  • Meet:          
    • Glen Doll Ranger Base – DD8 4RD

ANGUSalive Ranger Service

Sunday 13th & 20th October 4pm–7pm

Cost: £10 adult; £5 child

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the great spectacles of the Highlands, as red stags battle it out for the chance to breed.

Accompanied by a ranger you will walk approx. 4-5km to an area where red deer frequently rut. We will hopefully witness the magnificent stags showing off to one another and listen to their roars echo through the glens as they strive for dominance.

Reasonable level of fitness required.

Please bring binoculars and a camera if you have them.

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Sunday 16th October 4pm

Cost: £10 adult; £5 child

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the great spectacles of the Highlands, as red stags battle it out for the chance to breed.

This is a short walk, suitable for those less able of approx. 1km accompanied by a ranger to an area where red deer frequently rut. We will hopefully witness the magnificent stags showing off to one another and listen to their roars echo through the glens as they strive for dominance.

Please bring binoculars and a camera if you have them.

Mar Lodge Ranger Service

Saturday 19th October 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:   
    • Glen Tanar Ranger Service – 01339 886072;
    • ranger@glentanartrust.org
  • Meet:        
    • Glen Tanar Visitor Centre car park – AB34 5EU

Glen Tanar Ranger Service

Wednesday 23rd October 1pm–4pm

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

Drop in, self-led event looking at the different footprints of highland creatures. Event at the Forest Road entrance to the woods, the car park by the all Ability Trail. Suitable for families. No unaccompanied children please. No need to book, just turn up. Last round 3pm.

  • Booking:        
    • Not Required
  • Contact:        
    • Saranne Bish – 07818 588 222;
    • saranne.bish@highlifehighland.com;
    • https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/
  • Meet:            
    • Self Led – Anagach Woods, Grantown-on-Spey

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger