Chance to enjoy wild flower walks and a guided hill hike next week with Council Rangers
The Highland Council Rangers have several events coming up next week in the Inverness area, each exploring different local habitats. From Loch Side to Firth and a moorland hill, it’s all about flower power this June. As the summer weather, hopefully, begins to take hold, it is a fantastic time to be out and about with the experts.
Next Wednesday (10 of June), the Rangers will be getting a different perspective on Loch Ness. The south facing slopes above the loch are home to many wild flowers and native trees. Why not come along and learn to identify them and their tradtional uses? This walk takes place from 10am - 2.30pm and details of where to meet up will be given when places are booked. Booking is essential and the event costs £8.00 for adults, £4.00 for concessions, family £20.00.
At another flower event in Inverness, the Rangers will be looking at the diversity of flora at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 13 June from 2pm to 4pm. Join the Rangers as they explore and look for some of the orchids and find out the stories behind them. Anyone coming along should wear waterproof footwear and meet up by the Old Ferry Ticket Office, The Turning Circle, Kessock Road, Inverness. Grid ref: NH 655472. The event costs £4.00 for adults, £3.00 for concessions and £11.00 for a family ticket.
If you are still feeling fit on Sunday (14 June) and keen to see a different kind of landscape, there is the chance to join the Rangers for a stroll up behind the River Findhorn to Tom na Slaite Hill (426 m) and down to the ruins of Shenachie Croft. The meeting place will be given out on booking and the guided walk costs £8.00 for adults, £4.00 for concessions and £20.00 for a family.