Events Calendar

The Ranger Service organises lots of events throughout the year, with the main Ranger events programme running from June to October. The walks are open to all, but children must be accompanied by an adult. To see specific lists of Adults' and Family events, click the menu on the left.

Booking is only required on those walks that state BOOKING ESSENTIAL - otherwise, just turn up. Many of our walks are accessible for people with mobility difficulties or other disabilities or can be easily adapted. Please contact us in advance so we can advise you - telephone 01796 481355 or email us.

Details of our 2014 events programme are listed below. To download the programme, click here.

To see the full range of events available across the estate as a whole click here.

Sun 13 April SPRING TREASURE HUNT
A family event searching for clues and treasure.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £2

Wed 16 April DEER, PONIES, LAMBS AND CALVES
A walk on the farm to see spring new-born calves and lambs and get a look at our red deer and Atholl highland ponies too.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Everyone
Cost: Adults £2, Children £1

Sat 19 April  EGG OLYMPICS
Some eggy activities for families - including painting, quiz, obstacle course and egg race. Please bring a (well-trained) hard-boiled egg with you.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: Children £2

Sat 26 April  PITLOCHRY SUPERDOG
A fun afternoon for dogs and their owners, with competitions, displays and doggy games.
12.30 - 4.00pm
Meet at Pitlochry Recreation Ground
Who for: Dogs and their owners
Cost: Free

Tues 17 June  RED DEER RECCE
A walk to look fro red deer in the hills and enjoy other wildlife too. 6 miles, some rough walking and some uphill. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book.
11.00am - 3.30pm
Who for: Adults
Cost: £6

Fri 21 June  SOLSTICE NIGHTWALK
Walk into the darkness on our shortest night and investigate the dusk-time wildlife. Bring a torch. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book.
9.30pm - midnight
Who for: Adults, and children over 12.
Cost: £8

Tues 25 June  ORCHIDS GALORE
Now is the time for the upland flower extravaganza. Enjoy orchids and other wild flowers on this 6 mile walk. Bring lunch. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book.
11.00am - 3.00pm
Who for: Adults
Cost: £5

Sat 28 June  HALF A MUNRO
Climg Creag Urrard, half the height of a Munro, and enjoy some fantastic views from the top. 5 miles. Suitable for beginner hillwalkers. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book.
11.00am - 3.00pm
Who for: Adults and active families
Cost: £5 per adult, £2 per child

Thurs 3 July  CLOUDS AND WEATHER
Discover more about the weather and make some of our own! 
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 8 July  MINIBEAST HUNT AND HOUSE
We go on a minibeast hunt and then you can make your own bug house to take home.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: £1 per child and £2 per box.

Thurs 10 July  SOIL AND WORMS
We get muddy and take a closer look at the soil beneath our feet and what lives in it.
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 15 July  WILDLIFE WHODUNNIT
Follow the clues to find out who has committed this wildlife murder mystery.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: £2 per child

Thurs 17 July  WET AND WILD
Discover the weird, watery world around the river. River dipping, games and a boat race.
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 22 July  ROCKY TREASURE HUNT
A family event searching for rocks and treasure.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £2

Thurs 24 July  SOIL AND WORMS
We get muddy and take a closer look at the soil beneath our feet and what lives in it.
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Thurs 31 July SQUIRREL SCAMPERS
Find out more about our treetop friends, with a squirrelly walk in the woods, games and activities.
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Fri 1 August  WOODLAND WILDLIFE DAY
Join the rangers for all kinds of woodland activities including walks, minibeast hunts, moth traps and building bird boxes.
12.00 midday - 4.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl 
Who for: Everyone
Cost: Donations for materials.

Tues 30 July DINOSAUR TRACKING
Follow the tracks and clues through the woods and see if you can find a dinosaur.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 5 August  MINIBEAST HUNT AND HOUSE
We go on a minibeast hunt and then you can make your own bug house to take home.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: £1 per child and £2 per box.

Thurs 7 August  WET AND WILD
Discover the weird, watery world around the river. River dipping, games and a boat race.
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 12 August  BATS AND BAT BOXES
Make a bat box to take home and come on an evening walk to see our local bats.
8.30 - 10.00pm.
Meet at Blair Atholl Information centre 
Who for: Everyone
Cost: £5 per box

Thurs 14 August  CLOUDS AND WEATHER
Discover more about the weather and make some of our own!
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 19 August  DUSK WATCH
Look for the creatures that come out at dusk - bats, moths, owls and more. 
8.00 - 10.00pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Everyone
Cost: £2 per adult and £1 per child

Sat 6 September  FABULOUS FUNGI
Fungi for beginners.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Adults
Cost: £3

Sun 13 October  ROARING STAGS WALK
A walk amongst the hills to hear stags at their best. 6 miles. Some rough walking. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Phone 01796 481355 to book.
11am - 3.30pm
Who for: Adults
Cost: £6

Wed 15 October  WILDLIFE WHODUNNIT
Follow the clues to find out who has committed this wildlife murder mystery.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: £2 per child

Sat 18 October STAR GAZING
Join us for some dark sky fun for beginners, looking at stars and planets. Bring a rug or mat to sit and lie on. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Phone 01796 481355 to book.
6.30 - 8.00pm (shorter if cloudy)
Who for: Adults and Older Children.
Cost: £5

Mon 20 October  SQUIRREL SCAMPERS
Find out more about our treetop friends, with a squirrelly walk in the woods, games and activities.
10.30am - 12.00 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child