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 2016 events programme are listed below. To download the programme, click here 

 

Sat 26 March 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 2 April SPRING TREASURE HUNT
A family event searching for clues and treasure on a self-guided trail through the woods.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £2

Wed 6 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.
3.00 - 4.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Everyone
Cost: Adults £2, Children £1

Sat 14 - Sun 15 May  CELEBRATING NATURE FESTIVAL
Celebrating nature in the Cairngorms National Park. Join us in Blair Atholl for woolly woods, making bird feeders, the national park photo-post challenge, black grouse lek safaris and more. Contact the ranger service or visit www.cairngorms.co.uk for more details.

Sat 14 May  BOGTASTIC  
Join the rangers and staff from the Cairngorms National Park to find out more about our amazing bogs - how they work and the stories they hold. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book.
1.00 - 4.30pm
Who for: Adults and Older Children
Cost: Free

Mon 13 June  BEAVER TRACKING
A walk to look for signs of our newest residents at Mill Dam and find out more about them. 5 miles. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book.
1.00 - 4.30pm
Who for: Adults
Cost: £6

Sat 18 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 23 June  MAR LODGE TO FOREST LODGE
A walk through the heart of the Cairngorms from Braemar to Glen Tilt. Enjoy amazing landscapes and look out for upland wildlife. 15 miles with a river crossing. Bring lunch. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book. 
Meet at Blair Atholl, drive to start at Braemar included.
9.30am - 7.00pm
Who for: Adults
Cost: £40

Sat 2 July  SAVE THE SMALL COW-WHEAT
Join us to look at wild flowers in Glen Tilt and to carry out bracken control to help conserve the very rare small cow-wheat. 6 mile walk and light physical work. Bring lunch. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - phone 01796 481355 to book.
10.00am - 3.30pm
Who for: Adults
Cost: Free

Thurs 7 July  TOOTH AND CLAW
We find out about nature's predators with games and activities in the woods.
10.30am - 12 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 12 July  WOODLAND TREASURE HUNT
A family event searching for clues and treasure on a self-guided trail through the woods.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £2

Thurs 14 July  MINIBEAST HUNT AND HOUSE
We go on a minibeast hunt and then you can make a bug house to take home
10.30am - 12 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £1 and £2 per box

Tues 19 July  OUTDOOR SCIENCE - AIR
Join us to test how clean our air is using easy tests and experiments. Then try it out at home.
2.00 - 4.00pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: £2 per adult, £1 per child

Thurs 21 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

Thurs 28 July  DINOSAUR TRACKING
Follow the tracks and clues through the wood and see if you can find a dinosaur. Self-guided trail
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 2 August  OUTDOOR SCIENCE - BUGS
Join us to look for different minibeasts, do a Bugs Count survey and then try one at home.
2.00 - 4.00pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: £2 per adult, £1 per child

Thurs 4 August  TOOTH AND CLAW
We find out about nature's predators with games and activities in the woods.
10.30am - 12 midday
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Tues 9 August  ROCKY TREASURE HUNT
A family event searching for rocky clues and geological treasure on a self-guided trail around the village. 
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £2

Thurs 11 August  MINIBEAST HUNT AND HOUSE
We go on a minibeast hunt and then you can make a bug house to take home
10.30am - 12 midday
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Families
Cost: Children £1 and £2 per box

Tues 16 August  BATS AND BOXES
Make a bat box to take home and then come on an evening walk to see our local bats.
8.00 - 10.00pm
Meet at Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Everyone
Cost: £5 per box

Thurs 18 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 23 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 3 September  FABULOUS FUNGI
Fungi for beginners. Learn the basics of fungi id and ecology.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Adults
Cost: £3

Sun 25 September  RED SQUIRREL WALK
Come on a walk to see our red squirrels and find out more about their life in the woods.
9.30 - 11.00am 
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl
Who for: Adults and Older Children
Cost: £2 per adult and £1 per child

Tues 11 October  RAGING AND ROARING
Find out more about the wild red deer stags and other deer with the rangers.
2.00 - 3.30pm
Meet at Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

Sun 16 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

Mon 31 October  BATS + FROGS + MICE + MAGIC
Join us for some spooky wildlife activities at Halloween.
4.30 - 6.00pm
Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl
Who for: Children (accompanied by adult)
Cost: £2 per child

 

 

 

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