Highland Council Countryside Rangers run many events which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands.
Events include guided walks, archaeology trails, story-telling, wildlife walks and family events for all interests, ages and levels of fitness.
Please click on a region in the box above to see information on events taking place in that area throughout the year. Alternatively all Ranger events throughout the Highlands for 2013 can be found in the Ranger Events Booklet available from this link:
For details of where you can meet the Rangers at festivals, games and other community gatherings in 2013, please see our Ranger Calendar.
If you have never been on a Ranger-led walk, or it has been a long time, why not let us know how we could improve by completing our Interactive Ranger Event Survey?
Simply open the link and click the appropriate boxes - please note you may have to click "Enable Content". When you are done, save the file to your computer. Then either attach it to an email and send it to email@example.com, or print it and post it to Countryside and Long Distance Routes, Planning and Development, Freepost SCO 5568, Inverness IV3 5BR.
Countryside Ranger Events Season Ticket
Season tickets are now available from the Countryside Ranger Service. The tickets cost £20 for an individual, or £40 for a family (5 people, max 2 adults) and you are then entitled to attend hundreds of Ranger walks or events anywhere in the Highland Council area for the entire year. Get in touch with your local Ranger for details or drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01463 255289.
All events and guided walks run by the Rangers are graded so that you get an idea of their suitability and can plan accordingly. Please refer to the key below for more information when looking at events.
Grade A - Walking on an established path.
Grade B - Walking over paths and rough ground at low level. Reasonable level of fitness required.
Grade C - Walking over rough/boggy ground and some hills. Reasonable level of fitness required.
Grade D - Walking through and over mountainous terrain. Good level of fitness required.
Other Events in 2012-2013
The Rangers in Skye and Lochalsh are running a series of Mountain Volunteer Days where you can develop your practical path skills to benefit the well-used mountain paths of the area. Please contact the Skye and Lochalsh Ranger Service for details or see their leaflet Skye Mountain Volunteer Days 2012-13.
Feedback on Events
In order to review the work of the Countryside Rangers, we would like to gather information from the participants who attend our events.
Please help us give you the best service possible by taking a few minutes to fill in our Ranger Event Questionnaire 2013.
Things to Remember
Please remember to arrive properly equipped with stout shoes or walking boots, warm clothes and waterproofs as suggested in the Events Brochure. Please also follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code:
- take responsibility for your own actions
- respect the interests of other people
- care for the environment
Telephone SNH on 01738 458545 or visit www.outdooraccess-scotland.com for more details on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.