Father’s Day fun in the great outdoors


The Highland Council Countryside Rangers are inviting families to celebrate Father’s Day in the outdoors this coming weekend at two events in Abriachan and Ardersier.  

The first of two outdoor events they are running is a busy bushcraft session in Abriachan forest on Saturday 14 June.  Everyone coming along will have the chance to try their hand at the skills involved in shelter building, foraging for food and fire building on this family friendly event.  

Ranger Katy Martin said: “Bushcraft is a fun family friendly way to make sense of the outdoors and learn some useful skills. We’ll be exploring some of the hidden corners of Abriachan Forest to practise these skills.”     

The session runs from 2pm to 4pm and places are limited so must be booked in advance.  The meeting up point will be given once bookings are made. To book contact Katy on 01463 255291 or email rangers.inverness@highland.gov.uk. The cost is £5 for adults, £3 concessions or £12 for a family ticket.  

On Sunday 15 June the Ranger John Orr will be leading a short guided walk along the shore and into the glades of Ardersier Common looking for wildflowers. He said: “Ardersier Common is a great place to find many different wildflowers and the animals that need them. We’ll be outdoors for a couple of hours so please dress for whatever the weather brings.”  

The guided walk starts at 10am from the Ardersier Common picnic site and the search for wildflowers will last two hours. The event costs £3 for adults, £2 concession and £8 for a family ticket.  

Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. The current programme of Ranger Guided Walks and Events is on the council’s website at: www.highland.gov.uk/countrysiderangerevents  


9 Jun 2014
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