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Rangers Events April To October 2017

27th March 2017

Saturday April 01 2017;
10.30am - 2pm
Local Lichens: Introduction to looking for Lichen's in the Dunbeath area
An introduction to these fascinating organisms, a walk through Dunbeath strath and shore to look for lichen species, discuss their importance as indicator species. 3 mi/4.8km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk

Sunday April 02, 2017;
10am - 5pm
Coast series: Helmsdale to Berriedale
First walk in the series of 7 to walk the East Coast following the JOGT. 9mi/15km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk

Friday April 14, 2017;
11am - 1pm
Extraordinary Eggs!
Family event at Newtonhill woodland in Wick learning about eggs of nature. Followed by a craft event making and decorating eggs to take home. 1 mi/1.6km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Sunday April 16, 2017;
2pm - 3pm
Family Easter treasure hunt!
It's not just chocolate eggs at Easter time. Search for clues & learn about different types of animal eggs at the beautiful Geise woodland, near Glengolly. 2 mi/3.2km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Wednesday April 19, 2017;
10.30am – 1pm
Family foraging, Dunbeath Strath
Local herb walk to find edible growing things. Make a wild salad or wild pesto and learn about the uses and responsible foraging practices. 3 mi/4.8km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Saturday April 22, 2017;
11am – 2pm
Dunnet Beach Clean
Help other volunteers to give Dunnet Beach a thorough clean ready for the coming summer season. Bags, gloves and free hot drink available to all volunteers. Stay as long as you are able. 1 mi/1.6km
Meet at Dunnet Beach north car park by the Seadrift Visitor Centre. Grid ref: ND 219706. Grade B. FREE. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk

Sunday April 23, 2017;
11am – 3pm
Thurso East to Castletown
Explore the coastal route from Thurso east to Castletown with the local countryside Ranger. Fabulous scenery, geology, beaches and Spring time wildlife to enjoy along the way. 5 mi/9.3km
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 May 02, 2017;
10.30am – 1pm
Navigation for numpties!
Want to learn some basic navigation & map reading skills? Why not join in on a hill walk around the Ulbster area where we hope to find some interesting archaeological remains including chambered cairns & standing stones rows. Walking boots and outdoor gear required. Bring compass if you have one. Rough walking in parts. 3 mi/4.8km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Sunday May 07, 2017;
10am – 5pm
Coast series: Berriedale to Dunbeath
Second walk in series of 7 to walk the East Coast following the JOGT. 7 mi/11km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00 Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required.

Wednesday May 10, 2017;
10am – 1pm
Armadale Burn
Lovely spring walk along this stunning glacial meltwater gorge visiting a broch on route to the open hill. Lots of Spring flowers and other wildlife to enjoy on route. 4 mi/6.3km
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

Wednesday May 17, 2017;
11am – 3.30pm
Moine Path Guided Walk
Walk east with the local Rangers along this traditional Highland route over the dramatic open wild country of the moine in north Sutherland. Lots of wildlife to see on route including eagles, deer and wildflowers along with stunning wild scenery. Assistance with return vehicles needed please ring if you can help. Suitable walking gear and reasonable level of fitness required. This walk is part of the Flows to the Future Project peatland project. 7.5 mi/12km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. FREE. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk

Sunday May 21, 2017;
10.15am – 6pm
Orkney Island of Hoy
Your chance to sail directly to the Orkney Island of Hoy from the mainland and enjoy a guided walk to either the famous Old Man of Hoy sea stack or walk through the stunning Glens of Kinnaird to Rackwick Bay. Payment by 14th May required to secure your booking. 4.3mi/7km (Old Man of Hoy walk) or 3.4mi/5.5km (Glens of Kinnaird)
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. £46 per person (includes boat trip). Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk

Thursday May 25, 2017;
10am – 1pm
Strathy Priest's Stone and Pools
Visit the site of the carved Priest's Stone lying out on the hill at Strathy. We will then head on to look for the wildlife found at a lovely group of peatland pools. Walking boots or wellingtons advised. 2 mi/3.2km
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

Sunday May 28, 2017;
11am – 4.30pm
Berriedale Strath guided walk
Follow the river from Berriedale up the strath passed the ruins at Strath Cuil & to the beautiful Millery pool, returning via the Langwell walled garden & through the 'blue bell' woodlands on the south side. Please wear walking boots/outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. 7.5 mi/12km. Deer fence to climb.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required.

Thursday June 01, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Ard Mor at Bettyhill
Join the Ranger on a walk around the headland of Ard Mor at Bettyhill looking at the many wildlfowers interesting geology and maybe a porpoise or two. Suitable walking gear required and resonable level of fitness. 3 mi/4.8km
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

Saturday June 03, 2017;
10am – 5pm
Island of Stroma
Brave the crossing of the Pentland Firth and enjoy the perfect seclusion that Stroma offers its wildlife inhabitants. A great time of year to see the seals, seabirds and coastal flowers. Please bring your lunch and clothing for all weathers. This trip is weather dependent. 7.5mi/12km
Meet at Gills Bay KW1 4YB. Grade C. £29 per person (includes boat trip). Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk Booking essential.

Sunday June 04, 2017;
10am – 5pm
Coast series: Dunbeath to Lybster
Third walk in series of 7 to walk the East coast following the JOG trail. 8mi /13km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk

Friday June 09, 2017;
7.30pm – 9pm
Clowns of the Ocean, Dunbeath
Enjoy an illustrated talk on 'An Introduction to Caithness Seabirds' with some coffee/tea & home baking before taking a short walk to view a puffin colony in the Dunbeath area. 1mi/1.6km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £7.50, conc. £6.50 (inlcudes cost of coffee and home baking). Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk. Booking required

Sunday June 11, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Small Blue Butterfly Walk
A leisurely walk to view this beautiful butterfly in the dune area at Dunnet Bay. Learn about its life cycle andother fascinating facts. 3 mi/4.8km Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk

Wednesday June 14, 2017;
10am – 1pm
Duncansby Head Seabird Walk
Come along with the local Ranger and visit the busy seabird nesting cliffs at Duncansby Head. Learn all about the different species found here and enjoy the sheer spectacle of thousands of nesting birds. Bring binoculars if you have them or use our telescope to get a great view of the colonies found here. 2 mi/3.2km
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 June 14, 2017;
3pm – 5pm
Duncansby Head to John O Groat's Guided Walk
Guided walk along this wonderful north coast edge from Duncansby Head passing the beautiful Sannick Bay and on to John O Groat's. Wildflowers, birds, seals and stunning views out to the Orkney Islands. 2.5 mi/4km.
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

Friday June 16, 2017;
1pm – 3pm
Dunnet Bumblebee Safari
Take a walk with the Ranger and learn about the local bumblebees to be found in this area. We will safely catch and release the bees to let you see close up the different species found here. Very weather dependent so please ring if unsure. 2 mi/3.2km.
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

Friday June 16, 2017;
6pm – 8pm
Puffin Watch, Drumhollistan
Enjoy the sight of the largest puffin colony in the area and learn about the life cycle of this charming sea bird. Telescope provided but bring binoculars and cameras if you have them. Some rough walking to get to the site so suitable clothing and footwear required and reasonable level of fitness. 1mi/1.6km.
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

Sunday June 18, 2017;
10.30am – 1pm
Photography workshop
Be dazzled by Ken Crossan's own photography before putting his tricks of the trade in to action during an outdoor practical session in the Coronation Meadow at Dunnet Links where we hope to see Primula scotica alongside other fascinating plants. Please bring suitable outdoor gear & packed lunch. 1mi/1.6km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Sunday June 18, 2017;
11am – 3pm
Aird Torrisdale to Skerray Harbour
Great coastal hill walk with fantastic geology, wildflowers and other wildlife. Reasonable level of fitness, suitable walking gear and packed lunch required. 4.3mi/7km.
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

Tuesday June 20, 2017;
11am – 4pm
Ben Hutig Guided Walk
Experience the second highest sea cliffs found on the mainland while on route to Ben Hutig in north Sutherland. Wild country, wildflowers, stunning views and possibly eagles on this fantastic hill walk. Reasonable level of fitness, suitable walking gear and packed lunch required. 8.2mi/13km.
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

Sunday June 25, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Lichen Survey: OPAL citizen science event
LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED
Take part in this citizen science monitoring event to collect data for OPAL air monitoring and add to the understanding of the diversity of lichens in the Caithness area
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. FREE. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk

Tuesday June 27, 2017;
11am – 4pm
Duncansby to Skirza
Experience some truly inspiring coastal scenery during this cliff top walk from Duncansby head to Skirza. Enjoy breath-taking views of sea stacks, caves & geos and amazing seabird colonies, including puffins. Please wear walking boots/outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. 7.5mi/12km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Thursday June 29, 2017;
6pm – 8pm
Puffin Watch, Drumhollistan
Enjoy the sight of the largest puffin colony in the area and learn about the life cycle of this charming sea bird. Telescope provided but bring binoculars and cameras if you have them. Some rough walking to get to the site so suitable clothing and footwear required and reasonable level of fitness. 1mi/1.6km.
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

Sunday July 02, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Duncansby Head Whale Watch
Join the Ranger at Duncansby Head in Caithness and use our telescopes to look for whales, dolphins or porpoises at this local Hot Spot. Wrap up warm and bring binoculars if you have them. Very weather dependent. 1mi/1.6km.
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

Sunday July 02, 2017;
10am – 5pm
Coast series: Lybster to Whaligoe
Fourth walk in series of 7 to walk the East Coast following the JOG trail. 8mi /13km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Monday July 03, 2017;
11am – 12noon
Flower Fairies of Wick riverside
Children's event most suitable for under 8's. Come for a magical time up the Wick riverside with wand & flower potions. 1mi/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Children £3.50. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Tuesday July 04, 2017;
11am – 12noon
Flower Fairies of Dunnet forest
Children's event most suitable for under 8's. Come for a magical time in Dunnet forest with wand & flower potions. 1mi/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Children £3.50. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Tuesday July 04, 2017;
2pm – 4pm
Duncansby Head to John O Groat's Guided Walk
Guided walk along this wonderful north coast edge from Duncansby Head passing the beautiful Sannick Bay and on to John O Groat's. Wildflowers, birds, seals and stunning views out to the Orkney Islands. 2.5 mi/4km.
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 05, 2017;
3pm – 4.30pm
Crabs at Keiss
Discover life below the waves with meat eating predators & exciting rockpool life. Welly boots essential. 0.5mi/0.8km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Thursday July 06, 2017;
10am – 12noon
Puffin Watch, Drumhollistan
Enjoy the sight of the largest puffin colony in the area and learn about the life cycle of this charming sea bird. Telescope provided but bring binoculars and cameras if you have them. Some rough walking to get to the site so suitable clothing and footwear required and reasonable level of fitness. 1mi/1.6km.
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

Thursday July 06, 2017;
2pm – 4pm
Thurso Rock Pools
Family rock pool activity at Thurso Shore. Learn all about the fascinating creatures we can catch in the pools at Thurso. Wellington boots essential and all children must be accompanied. 0.5mi/0.8km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk

Monday July 10, 2017;
11am – 12.30pm
Newts at Newtonhill
A pond life family event at Newtonhill Woodland including pond dipping & craft activities. 1mi/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Tuesday July 11, 2017;
11am – 12.30pm
Dragonflies at Dunnet
A pond life family event at Dunnet including pond dipping & a simple craft activity. 1mi/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Tuesday July 18, 2017;
11am – 12noon
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Wick
Join the caterpillar as he munches his way around Argyll Square. Inspired by the work of Eric Carle's fantastic book, this hands on interactive story walk is suitable for children aged 3- 6yrs. 0.6mi/1km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Tuesday July 18, 2017;
3pm – 4pm
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dunnet
Join the caterpillar as he munches his way through Dunnet Forest. Inspired by the work of Eric Carle's fantastic book, this hands on interactive story walk is suitable for children aged 3- 6yrs. 0.6mi/1km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Friday July 21, 2017; NOT CAITHNESS
11am – 12noon
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Golpsie
Join the caterpillar as he munches his way through Big Burn Woodland, Golspie. Inspired by the work of Eric Carle's fantastic book, this hands on interactive story walk is suitable for children aged 3- 6yrs. 0.6mi/1km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Thursday July 20, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Farr Glebe Bumblebee Safari at Bettyhill
Visit the our dedicated bumblebee wildflower reserve at Farr Glebe in Bettyhill north Sutherland. Join the Ranger and help catch and identify our local species found here including the rare great yellow bumblebee. 1mi/1.6km.
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

Thursday July 20, 2017;
3pm –5pm
Strathy Point Whale Watch
Use our telescopes at the best whale watching site on the north coast at Strathy Point and let's see if we can see some of the many species seen from here. Wrap up warm and bring binoculars. Very weather dependent. 2 mi/3.2km.
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 25, 2017;
11am –1pm
Nature Detectives "Who dunnit?" at Tongue
Have some fun becoming a wildlife detective and see if you can solve the clues and discover who committed the crimes at each of the wildlife crime scenes. 1mi/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk

Wednesday July 26, 2017;
10am – 12noon
Nature Detectives at Newtonhill

Have some fun becoming a wildlife detective and see if you can solve the clues and discover who committed the crimes at each of the wildlife crime scenes. Most suitable for 7 years and above. 1mi/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk
Wednesday July 26, 2017;
3pm – 5pm
Nature Detectives at Dunnet
Have some fun becoming a wildlife detective and see if you can solve the clues and discover who committed the crimes at each of the wildlife crime scenes. Most suitable for 7 years and above. 1mi/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk

Tuesday August 01, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Nature detectives at Dunbeath
Get close to nature and discover the beautiful Dunbeath strath with nature related activities. 2mi/3.2km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Wednesday August 02, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Thurso Rock Pools
Family rock pool activity at Thurso Shore. Learn all about the fascinating creatures we can catch in the pools at Thurso. Wellington boots essential and all children must be accompanied. 0.5mi/0.8km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk

Wednesday August 02, 2017;
2.30pm – 5pm
Thurso River Ramble
Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Thurso River from the mouth, up in to the park and back. We'll look for all the varied and interesting wildlife which call this superb habitat home such as birds, mammals, plants and bumblebees. 3.2mi/5km.
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 August 02, 2017;
2pm – 4pm
Helmsdale Rock Pool Rummage
Family event - come to investigate rock pools of Helmsdale and help us monitor marine life and learn about the ecosystems right on your doorsteps. 1 mil/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk booking required

Sunday August 06, 2017;
10am – 5pm
Coast series: Whaligoe to Wick
Fifth walk in series of 7 to walk the East coast following the JOG trail. 11mi/17km
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Monday August 07, 2017;
10am – 1pm
Orienteering At Newtonhill
Family event at Newtonhill looking for clues around the woodland. 2mi/3.2km. Most suitable for children aged 5+
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Tuesday August 08, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Den building at Dunnet Forest
Family event looking at some survival skills including den building. 2mi/3.2km. More suitable for children aged 7+
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk Booking required

Wednesday August 09, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Duncansby Head Whale Watch
Join the Ranger at Duncansby Head in Caithness and use our telescopes to look for whales, dolphins or porpoises at this local Hot Spot. Wrap up warm and bring binoculars if you have them. Very weather dependent. 1mi/1.6km.
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

Thursday August 10, 2017;
11am – 1pm
Seashore Art at Seadrift
Enjoy making your own works of art inspired by all things found at the seashore. All materials provided but limited numbers so booking essential.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Children £3.50, Adults free. Contact Paul on 01847 821531 or paul.castle@highland.gov.uk

Sunday August 20, 2017; Not Caithness
11am – 1pm
Gold Panning, Kildonan
The Kildonan rush may be over but try your luck searching for gold and garnet stones in the beautiful Kildonan strath. Please bring welly boots/midge repellent. 2mi/3.2km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Friday August 25, 2017;
8pm – 9pm
Batty about Bats
Enjoy a slide show about our fabulous midge munchers before wandering round Thrumster woods. Please bring a torch & stout footwear. Event is weather dependent. 1mi/1.6km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade A. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Sunday August 27, 2017;
10.30am – 3.00pm
Loch Meadie to Clachan
Wonderful hill walk with stunning views, wildlife and waterfalls. Suitable walking gear, packed lunch and reasonable level of fitness required. Help with return vehicle needed. 4mi/6.4km.
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

Friday September 01, 2017;
8pm – 9.30pm
Castle of Mey Bat Walk
Take a night walk with the local Ranger around the grounds of the Castle of Mey using bat detectors to listen to and watch the local bats found here. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. 1mi/1.6km.
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

Friday September 03, 2017;
10am – 5pm
Coast series: Wick to Keiss
Sixth walk in series of 7 to walk the East coast following the JOG trail. 13mi/20km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Marina on 07818 588256 or marina.swanson@highland.gov.uk

Friday September 08, 2017;
8pm – 9.30pm
Castle of Mey Bat Walk
Take a night walk with the local Ranger around the grounds of the Castle of Mey using bat detectors to listen to and watch the local bats found here. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. 1mi/1.6km.
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

Sunday September 17, 2017;
3pm – 5pm
Great British Beach Clean-Reiss beach
Join us to help with the great British Beach clean weekend at Reiss beach. 2mi/3.2km.
Meet at Reiss beach car park. Grade A. FREE. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk

Sunday October 01, 2017;
10am – 5pm
Coast series: Keiss to John O Groats
Last walk in the series of 7 to walk the East Coast following the JOG trail. 14mil/23km.
Meeting place given out on booking. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Katie on 07500 784123 or katie.dixon@highland.gov.uk booking required

Sunday October 08, 2017;
10am – 2pm
The Priest's Stone and the Rocking Stone Guided Walk
Hill walk at Strathy to view the carved Priest's Stone and on to the Rocking Stone used to call the clan in times of need. Some wet ground to navigate so suitable walking gear and packed lunch required. 4mi/6.4km.
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

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