Volunteer Day at Anagach Woods, Grantown-on-Spey

Highland Council Countryside Rangers are inviting families and individuals outdoors for some volunteering fun and to join in with a new volunteer programme working in the woods for the benefit of everyone on Sunday 31 January.

Saranne Bish, Highland Council’s Countryside Ranger for Badenoch and Strathspey North said: “Anagach Woods is fantastic as it is a community owned woodland. But as with all things requires active management to keep it in tip-top condition for all concerned.

“It is constantly in need of some tender love and care. Paths need cutting back and holes filled in. Fences mended and non-natives felled. Which is why the Anagach Woods Trust has agreed that the last Sunday of the month is volunteer day in the woods”

Saranne added: “Working outdoors is so good for your health! By taking part you’ll not only be contributing to a fabulous community resource but also getting fit, breathing in all that fresh air and rejuvenating your soul!”

This work party starts at 1pm and lasts for 3 hours. Tools are provided. Free kindling for those who do some work!

The 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 Events is on the council’s website at: www.highland.gov.uk/countrysiderangerevents

25 Jan 2016