Countryside Ranger events in Inverness and Nairn over the Easter Holidays

The first event is on Tuesday 8 April at Farr where people can come along and try their hand at building a shelter in the woods.  As well as building a cosy den there will be the chance to learn about how to stay warm and dry outdoors.  Running from 2pm-4pm, places on this den making afternoon must be booked in advance and the meeting up point will be given when booking.

On Wednesday 9 April the focus will be on searching for clues to find mysterious creatures in the woodlands at Culloden Avenue at the edge of Inverness.  Starting at 2pm from the car park next to the Doocot, this two hour session will take people on a fascinating creature trail.  Places must be booked in advance/

Looking for aquabeasts on the River Nairn is the theme of the next event which takes place on Tuesday 15 April.  Why not come and have a go at netting some watery wildlife on this river dipping event which will begin at 2pm with a walk up the River Nairn? Again details of where to meet up will be given when places are booked.

The final Easter event ends on a high with a kite flying workshop at Abriachan woods on Wednesday 16 April. They’ll be the chance to have a go at making kites out of bits and pieces then the test will be to see if they fly. Running from 2pm-3.30pm, anyone coming along should meet up at the Abriachan Forest car park.

Ranger John Orr said.  “We provide a wide variety of public guided walks and events throughout the year. With the arrival of spring and the Easter holidays we are encouraging people to get out and about in our beautiful Highland countryside. We have everything from den building and creature trails to river dipping and kite making taking place to tempt you out of hibernation!”   

The cost for each of these events is £3 for adults, £2 concessions or £8 for families and booking is essential for all events except Go Fly a Kite. To book contact The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers on 01463 255291 or emailing

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. A programme of Ranger Guided Walks and 


3 Apr 2014
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