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Ranger Walks and Events in Sutherland 2016

12th April 2016

Wednesday March 30, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Castle Bharraich Hill Walk, Tongue
Guided walk to this enigmatic castle ruin and beyond over the hill.
Meet at Tongue village car park near the bank. Grid ref: NC 592566. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Friday April 01, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Ceannabienne Clearance Village Trail, near Durness
Guided walk around an old township site cleared of people in the 1820s - and beyond to a beautiful beach.
Meet at Lay by on the A838. 2.5mls east of Durness. Grid ref: NC 437657. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday April 05, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Kyle of Durness Walk
Guided coastal walk, wild flowers, seabirds, beaches, fine views.
Meet at Durness golf club car park. Grid ref: NC 389687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday April 07, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Scourie - Loch Leathad Trail
Guided walk over moorland track amongst lochs and woodland.
Meet at Scourie Depot Road 300m south of village sign. Grid ref: NC 157437. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday April 12, 2016 10.30am - 2.00pm Talmine to Port Vasco Walk
Guided undulating beautiful coastal walk.
Meet at Talmine Pier car park (please do not block pier access). Grid ref: NC 587632. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday April 21, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Scourie Coastal Walk, North Shore by Hill and Moorland
Guided walk, hill and moorland, fine views, flowers, seabirds.
Meet at Scourie Pier car park. Grid ref: NC 155449. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday April 28, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Scourie Cliffs and Caves Walk
Guided undulating coastal walk, great views, otter signs, seabirds.
Meet at Scourie Free Church car park at the south end of the village. Grid ref: NC 152434. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday May 03, 2016 10.30am - 2.00pm Ben Tongue and the Watch Hill, Cnoc an Fhreiceadain
Guided hill walk (307m) with outstanding views across the Kyle of Tongue.
Meet at Colbackie lay by on the A836 3mls east of Tongue. Grid ref: NC 610601. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Monday May 09, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Faraid Head Dunes and Beach Walk, Durness
Guided coastal walk along a beautiful beach and a wander through amazing dunes - chance of seeing puffins.
Meet at Balnakeil Beach car park by Durness. Grid ref: NC 392687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday May 10, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Achmelvich Coastal Walk
Come and see brilliant orchids, jewelled rocks and marvellous machair as we walk along a coastline steeped in crofting history, to the old mill at Altanabradhan.
Meet at Achmelvich Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Monday May 16, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Faraid Head Dunes and Beach Walk, Durness
Guided coastal walk along a beautiful beach and a wander through amazing dunes - chance of seeing puffins.
Meet at Balnakeil Beach car park by Durness. Grid ref: NC 392687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday May 17, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Bone Caves, Inchnadamph
This is a fascinating walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential.
Meet at Bone Caves car park, 2.5miles south of Inchnadamph. Grid ref: NC 254179. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 11.00am - 3.30pm Moine Path Guided Walk
Hill walk from the south end of Loch Hope over the historic Moine Path by Ben Hope to the Kyle of Tongue at Kinloch. Moorland wildlife, chance of seeing eagles, deer and beautiful remote scenery. Bring suitable clothing, footwear and a packed lunch. We need to share vehicles, leaving cars at either end of route, please help if possible. This walk is part of the Peatland fortnight of events.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Free event. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday May 19, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Clachtoll Peat Road
A journey into the heart of Assynts peatlands. See the druids cave and old stone carvings, learn about the peatbanks and get a glimpse of the old way of life. This walk is part of the Peatland fortnight of events.
Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Free event. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Monday May 23, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Faraid Head Dunes and Beach Walk, Durness
Guided coastal walk along a beautiful beach and a wander through amazing dunes - chance of seeing puffins.
Meet at Balnakeil Beach car park by Durness. Grid ref: NC 392687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday May 24, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Drumbeg Peat Road
Stunning walk in the remote Assynt and cnoc and loch landscape. We will be walking through the Drumbeg common grazing land full of history and teeming with wildlife. This walk is part of the Peatland fortnight of events.
Meet at Drumbeg view point car park. Grid ref: NC 120330. Grade B. Free event. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday May 26, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Scourie - Loch Leathad Trail
Guided walk over moorland track amongst lochs and woodland.
Meet at Scourie Depot Road 300m south of village sign. Grid ref: NC 157437. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday May 26, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Clachtoll Coastal Walk
Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms.
Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Monday May 30, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Scottish Primrose Search & Beach Walk, by Durness
Guided coastal walk along a beautiful beach and a wander over Faraid head in search of these rare flowers.
Meet at Balnakeil Beach car park by Durness. Grid ref: NC 392687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday May 31, 2016 9.00am - 3.00pm Golden Eagles, Lochinver
A journey to hopefully glimpse one of the Golden Eagles that live in Assynt. No guarantees of course but come prepared for a day on the hill.
Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade D. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday May 31, 2016 9.00pm - 10.30pm Bat Watching, Lochinver
Join us to watch one of natures amazing spectacles as up to 100 pipistrelle bats leave their roost. We will start with a short illustrated talk on bats at the Assynt Visitor Centre.
Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade A. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday June 01, 2016 11.00am - 2.00pm Harbour Seals, Drumbeg
A visit to the beautiful estuary of Oldany where there is a seal colony and a chance of seeing otters and other birds.
Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday June 02, 2016 10.00pm - 11.30pm Late Night Corncrake Walk, Durness
Night walk listening for rare Corncrakes around Durness village. Weather dependant.
Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday June 02, 2016 11.00am - 1.00pm Black-throated Divers, Lochinver
Accompany the Ranger to look for these stunningly beautiful birds on a traditional breeding loch. A speciality of this area, its eerie calls are some of the most evocative sounds of the remote lochs of Assynt.
Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday June 02, 2016 7.30pm - 9.00pm Otter Talk, Lochinver
The secret life of the otter in Assynt, come along and hear about how to see them.
Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade A. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Friday June 03, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Puffin search and Beach Walk, Durness
Guided coastal walk along a beautiful beach and a wander through amazing dunes - chance of seeing puffins.
Meet at Balnakeil Beach car park by Durness. Grid ref: NC 392687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday June 07, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Bone Caves, Inchnadamph
This is a fascinating walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential.
Meet at Bone Caves car park, 2.5miles south of Inchnadamph. Grid ref: NC 254179. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday June 14, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Kyle of Durness Walk
Guided coastal walk, wild flowers, seabirds, beaches, fine views.
Meet at Durness golf club car park. Grid ref: NC 389687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday June 14, 2016 11.00am - 4.00pm Traligill Caves, Inchnadamph
Walk with us on this brilliant walk in the valley of the trolls and see the fantastic flowers and view the evidence of stunning forces which have built mountains and created deep caves.
Meet at Inchnadamph car park. Grid ref: NC 251216. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday June 16, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Scourie Coastal Walk, North Shore by Hill and Moorland
Guided walk, hill and moorland, fine views, flowers, seabirds.
Meet at Scourie Pier car park. Grid ref: NC 155449. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Monday June 20, 2016 2.00pm - 4.00pm Melvich to Portskerra Stroll
We will take our time and enjoy a leisurely stroll along this relatively short wildflower packed section of coast. Starting with the dune plants at Melvich and hopefully some bumblebees then moving west to the coastal wildflowers nearer to Portskerra. A vehicle will be left to take drivers back to the start.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Achmelvich Coastal Walk
Come and see brilliant orchids, jewelled rocks and marvellous machair as we walk along a coastline steeped in crofting history, to the old mill at Altanabradhan.
Meet at Achmelvich Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday June 23, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Scourie Cliffs and Caves Walk
Guided undulating coastal walk, great views, otter signs, seabirds.
Meet at Scourie Free Church car park at the south end of the village. Grid ref: NC 152434. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday June 23, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Drumbeg Peat Road
Stunning walk in the remote Assynt and cnoc and loch landscape. We will be walking through the Drumbeg Common Grazing land full of history and teeming with wildlife .
Meet at Drumbeg view point car park. Grid ref: NC 120330. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Clachtoll Coastal Walk
Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms.
Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 10.30am - 2.00pm Talmine to Port Vasco Walk
Guided undulating beautiful coastal walk.
Meet at Talmine pier car park (please do not block pier access). Grid ref: NC 587632. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday June 30, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Invernaver Guided Walk
Spend the day walking in one of the most scenic areas along the north coast at Torrisdale Bay. We will discover the delights of the former National Nature Reserve at Invernaver. Lots of plants to enjoy along with the remains of a broch with stunning views and hear the story of the giants ring stone. Suitable walking gear required and a packed lunch.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Monday July 04, 2016 10.00am - 12.00pm Strathy Point Whale Watch
Join the Ranger at Strathy Point in North Sutherland and use our telescopes to look for whales, dolphins and porpoises at this local hot spot. Very weather dependent please ring to check if unsure. Wrap up well and bring your binoculars. Do not drive to the lighthouse (private road). Dogs are not welcome at this event.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday July 05, 2016 1.00pm - 2.30pm Rockpools at Clashnessie
We have some of the best rock pools in the British Isles. Join us and meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery.
Booking essential. Meet at Clashnessie Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058309. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday July 06, 2016 10.00am - 12.00pm Family Pond Dipping at Nellys Pool, Bettyhill
The whole family can have fun catching and learning about the fascinating creatures to be found in this freshwater pond at Bettyhill in north Sutherland. Use our nets and see what you can catch and identify. All children must be accompanied. Bring your wellies and a sense of fun.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday July 06, 2016 2.00pm - 4.00pm Strathy Point Whale Watch
Join the Ranger at Strathy Point in north Sutherland and use our telescopes to look for whales, dolphins and porpoises at this local hot spot. Very weather dependent please ring to check if unsure. Wrap up well and bring your binoculars. Do not drive to the lighthouse (private road). Dogs are not welcome at this event.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday July 06, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Bothy Tales and Marshmallows, Lochinver
A walk from Glencanisp Lodge to Suileag Bothy near the foot of Suilven, kindle a fire and toast marshmallows and hear some tales of the bothies with story teller Griogar Dawson Allen.
Meet at Glencanisp Lodge - carpark behind the lodge. Grid ref: NC 116222. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Monday July 11, 2016 10.00am - 12.00pm Portskerra Rock Pools
Bring the whole family and use our nets to see which creatures you can catch and identify in the rock pools at Portskerra Harbour by Melvich in north Sutherland. Learn about the different animals to be found in these wonderful clear water pools. All children must be accompanied and please wear wellies and wrap up warm.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Monday July 11, 2016 3.00pm - 5.00pm Farr Glebe Bumblebee Safari
Do you want to learn more about bumblebees? Then why not enjoy a lovely stroll around our wonderful flower-packed bumblebee reserve at Farr Glebe in Bettyhill, north Sutherland. The local countryside Ranger will help you catch and identify the bumblebees we can see here. Hopefully we should catch the very rare great yellow bumblebee which is still seen here in good numbers in the summer.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 10.30am - 12.30pm Oldshoremore Wildflower Extravaganza
Guided walk near Kinlochbervie across machair and dune with a walk on the beautiful beach.
Meet at Oldshoremore Beach car park 2.5mls north of Kinlochbervie. Grid ref: NC 203584. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday July 14, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Loch Leathad Trail, Scourie
Guided walk over moorland track amongst lochs and woodland..
Meet at Scourie Depot Road 300m south of village sign. Grid ref: NC 157437. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Monday July 18, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Faraid Head Dunes and Beach Walk, Durness
Guided coastal walk along a beautiful beach and a wander through amazing dunes - chance of seeing puffins.
Meet at Balnakeil Beach car park by Durness. Grid ref: NC 392687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday July 19, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Clachtoll Coastal Walk
Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms.
Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday July 20, 2016 7.30pm - 9.00pm Otter Talk, Lochinver
The secret life of the otter in Assynt, come along and hear about how to see them.
Meet at the Assynt Visitor Centre, Lochinver. Grid ref: NC 094225. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday July 26, 2016 10.30am - 2.00pm Talmine to Port Vasco Walk
Guided undulating beautiful coastal walk..
Meet at Talmine Pier car park (please do not block pier access). Grid ref: NC 587632. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday July 26, 2016 10.00am - 5.00pm Aeroplane Flats, Inchnadamph
Trek to the tragic scene of the WW2 aeroplane crash on Beinn an Fhurain (700m) and see the stunning mountain wildlife on the way. There will be an alternative shorter walk if the weather is bad.
Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade D. Adults £15.00, conc. £7.50, Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday July 27, 2016 11.00am - 2.00pm Stories and Art in the Woods, Lochinver
Create your own natural sculptures. Search for images hidden among the trees and rocks. They all have a story to tell - as have we! Release your inner creativity - for all the family. With guest story teller Griogar Dawson Allen.
Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Monday August 01, 2016 11.00am - 12.00pm The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Bettyhill
Join the caterpillar as he munches his way around Bettyhill, north Sutherland. Inspired by the work of Eric Carle's fantastic book, this hands-on interactive story walk is suitable for children aged 3-6 years old. All children must be accompanied.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Adults free, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday August 02, 2016 10.30am - 12.30pm Oldshoremore Wildflower Extravaganza
Guided walk near Kinlochbervie across machair and dune with a walk on the beautiful beach.
Meet at Oldshoremore Beach car park 2.5mls north of Kinlochbervie. Grid ref: NC 203584. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday August 02, 2016 1.00pm - 2.30pm Rockpools at Clachtoll
We have some of the best rock pools in the British Isles. Join us and meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery.
Booking essential. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday August 04, 2016 12.00pm - 1.30pm Clachtoll Sand Sculpture Contest
Why not enter the contest for the best sand sculpture? Or just come along to admire the many amazing sculptures for free! Loads of really good prizes. Judging and prize giving at 1.30pm .
Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.
Tuesday August 09, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Bone Caves, Inchnadamph
This is a fascinating walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential.
Meet at Bone Caves car park, 2.5miles south of Inchnadamph. Grid ref: NC 254179. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Armadale to Kirtomy Guided Walk
Visit the hidden, abandoned post clearance village of Poulouriscaig on route to Kirtomy in north Sutherland. Wonderful hill walk with stunning views and plenty of interesting wildlife. Some rugged hill walking needed so suitable walking gear, packed lunch and good level of fitness required. Please ring if you can help with a vehicle for returning drivers to start.
Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday August 11, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Scourie - Garnets and Dikes Walk
Guided coastal walk; plants, views, birds, geology.
Meet at Scourie Beach bird hide. Grid ref: NC 151446. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday August 16, 2016 10.00am - 5.00pm Quinag Mountain Walk
Explore this fantastic Assynt mountain (808m). Look for Mountain Hares and Ptarmigan. If the weather is not good we will do a shorter low level walk. This is a joint walk with the John Muir Trust.
Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade D. Adults £15.00, conc. £7.50, Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Wednesday August 17, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Kyle of Durness Walk
Guided coastal walk, wild flowers, seabirds, beaches, fine views.
Meet at Durness golf club car park. Grid ref: NC 389687. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday August 23, 2016 10.30am - 2.00pm Ben Tongue and the Watch Hill, Cnoc an Fhreiceadain
Guided hill walk (307m) with outstanding views across the Kyle of Tongue.
Meet at Colbackie lay by on the A836 3 mi east of Tongue. Grid ref: NC 610601. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday August 23, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Clachtoll Coastal Walk
Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms.
Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday September 01, 2016 10.30am - 1.00pm Scourie Cliffs and Caves Walk
Guided undulating coastal walk, great views, otter signs, seabirds.
Meet at Scourie Free Church car park at the south end of the village. Grid ref: NC 152434. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday September 06, 2016 11.00am - 3.00pm Clachtoll Coastal Walk
Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms.
Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday September 08, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Scourie - Garnets and Dikes Walk
Guided coastal walk; plants, views, birds, geology.
Meet at Scourie Beach bird hide. Grid ref: NC 151446. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday September 08, 2016 10.30am - 1.30pm Scourie - Garnets and Dikes Walk
Guided coastal walk; plants, views, birds, geology.
Meet at Scourie Beach bird hide. Grid ref: NC 151446. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Donald on 01971 511756 or donald.mitchell@highland.gov.uk.

Tuesday September 13, 2016 11.00am - 1.00pm Birdwatching, Culkein Stoer
Explore the bay of Culkein Stoer where we hope to see ringed plovers, redshanks, dunlin, curlew, and many more and maybe even an otter.
Meet at Culkein Beach. Grid ref: NC 038332. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Thursday September 22, 2016 11.00am - 2.00pm Fungi in Culag woods, Lochinver
Explore the marvellous world of fungi. Meet the different characters and learn their secrets in one of the best woods for fungi in Sutherland.
Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Andy on 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk.

Extra events may be added to our programme - watch out for additional posters and regularly check www.outdoorhighlands.co.uk

Walk Grades: A is easiest, D most challenging, including very rough ground and sometimes steep climbs.

For Caithness list of events see -
http://community.caithness.org/article.php?id=5402

For all areas check www.outdoorhighlands.co.uk

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