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Ranger Walks, Events and Activities in the Scottish Highlands
Cuairtean, Tachartasan is Cur-seachadan nam Maor-dùthcha ann an Gàidhealtachd na h-Alba
Explore DeepTime With Geo-Routes, Geo-Tours, Trails, Geo-Adventures and more there is something for the whole family to enjoy in the North West Highlands Geopark.
Follow the Rock Route, visit Knockan Crag NNR and the new Geo-centre exhibition and café at Unapool to enjoy spectacular views over Loch Glencoul. Experience the 3 billion year story of our landscape and become a Geo-Explorer. Cycling Trekking Kayaking Sailing Hiking Climbing Sandy Beaches Wilderness Walks Guided Walks and Bus Tours For details of events please visit our website, email, join us on social media or just give us a call.
www.nwhgeopark.com email@example.com (t) 01971 521301
Ranger Map Mapa Maoir-dùthcha We have divided the Highlands into four main countryside ranger zones and have colour-coded them throughout the booklet as follows:
• Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (purples) • Lochaber • Caithness and Sutherland (blues) • Ross, Cromarty, Skye, Lochalsh & the Great Glen (greens)
Scottish Great Trails
• Great Glen Way • West Highland Way • Speyside Way
For more details about events in each countryside area, contact either the ranger for each event, or if you don’t know, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be able to help you.
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Ross & CromartyRoss & Cromarty
Skye & LochalshSkye & Lochalsh
Badenoch & Strathspey
Badenoch & Strathspey
North Caithness Ranger (Dunnet)
East Caithness Rangers
Mid & East Sutherland Ranger
Northwest Sutherland Ranger
Wester Ross Ranger
Ross & Cromarty East Ranger
Inverness & Nairn Rangers
Badenoch & Strathspey Rangers
Great Glen Way Rangers
Skye & Lochalsh Rangers
Sound of Arisaig Ranger
West Lochaber Ranger
Glen Nevis & West Highland Way Rangers
North Sutherland Ranger
RSPB Insh Marshes
Introduction Ro-ràdh Together with our colleagues we are encouraging visitors into the Scottish countryside, with natural stunning beauty and biodiversity, promoting ways in which we can all enjoy our beautiful wildlife, landscapes, and heritage. This programme in 2015 gives you details of hundreds of events such as guided walks, archaeology trails, story-telling, wildlife talks and family events for all interests and levels of fi tness.
Our 2015 events booklet includes more ways to get out into the Highlands of Scotland as this year we have teamed up with listing events from RSPB Forsinard, RSPB Insh Marshes, and RSPB Abernethy Forest, along with National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Estate, NTS Kintail and NTS Glencoe and Forestry Commission Inverness. This makes the 2015 events booklet a great place to fi nd a diverse range of events for the whole family.
If you want a particular event and cannot fi nd it here, email email@example.com and we may be able to create and develop something specifi c for your needs. Check out the website where you will fi nd all of the events listed here and many more…
Key for event grading Iuchair airson Rangachadh
A Grade A Walking on established path.
B Grade B Walking over paths and rough ground at low level. Reasonable level of fitness required.
C Grade C Walking over rough/boggy ground and some hills. Reasonable level of fitness required.
D Grade D Walking through and over mountainous terrain. Good level of fitness required.
Suitable for Access may be limited in some places. wheelchairs Please check when booking.
Childrens’ All children must be accompanied with an adult. Event A limit of 3 children per adult.
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Highland Council Countryside Rangers
Great Glen Ways
Skye, Lochalsh and Ross & Cromarty Countryside Rangers
Caithness and Sutherland Countryside Rangers
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Countryside Rangers
Lochaber Countryside Rangers
National Trust for Scotland Rangers
Glencoe Rangers & Visitors Centre
Kintail Ranger Service
Inverewe Garden & Estate
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Rangers
RSPB North Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland Rangers
Forestry Commission Scotland
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Tel: 01349 886603 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.highland.gov.uk
Further events and information For all walks and events, it is important to come prepared for the unpredictable Scottish climate. Please pay special attention to the key as this gives good advice on the suitability of all events and walks. If you require further information, please contact the relevant Ranger organising the event(s) you are interested in.
It is advisable to contact the rangers PrIor to attending and more importantly, book when it is essential. Please be aware that the programme may change due to poor weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Ranger events on your website If you would like to receive either a PDF or MS Word version of Ranger events in your area to upload or post on to your business’s website, then please get in touch with the Development and Marketing Offi cer on 01463 255289 or email email@example.com.
Large print version This booklet is also available in large print. Please check out our website www.outdoorhighlands.co.uk/rangers to download your free electronic version.
Photographs and advertising All photographs, unless otherwise stated, are copyright and the property of The Highland Council. Income generated from advertising and events goes towards producing this booklet. To advertise in this booklet next year please contact Lynda Dodd, Countryside Rangers and Long Distance Routes Development and Marketing Offi cer on 01463 255289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On your event with us, photos may be taken by the ranger and these will be used to promote the work of the rangers in publications and website throughout the year. If you do not want your photo taken please let the ranger know who is leading your event.
Events Calendar – alerts for Google accounts An easy to use calendar has been created to make events easy to fi nd by date order. If you have a Google account, you can add a reminder for an event by copying the event to your calendar with one click.
Lochaber highland Council Countryside rangers
eilidh-ann Phillips West lochaber 01967 402232 email@example.com Sunart Centre, Strontian, Acharacle Argyll, PH36 4HZ
michelle melville glen nevis 01397 705922 firstname.lastname@example.org Glen Nevis Visitor Centre Glen Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6PF
angus macIntyre sound of arisaig 01687 462983 email@example.com 3 Marine Place Mallaig, PH41 4RD
Jennie abell glen nevis 01397 705922 firstname.lastname@example.org Glen Nevis Visitor Centre Glen Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6PF
Fiona maclean glen nevis 01397 705922 fi email@example.com Glen Nevis Visitor Centre Glen Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6PF
national Trust for scotland, glencoe fb.me/GlencoeRangersVisitorCentre
rachael mckerral national Trust for scotland 01855 812018 firstname.lastname@example.org Education and Events Ranger Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe Argyll, PH49 4HX
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey highland Council Countryside rangers
katy martin Inverness, nairn, badenoch & strathspey 01463 255284 email@example.com Round Tower In