Archaeology Guided Events with the Highland Council Rangers
Once again the Highland Council’s Inverness area Countryside Rangers will be doing their bit to contribute to the success of the annual Highland Archaeology Festival by running a variety of themed walks and events to suit all ages and abilities.
On Friday 7 October people are invited to come along to Clava Cairns between 2pm and 4pm and travel back 4000 years for a hands on tour around these wonderful and mysterious cairns with lots of ancient activities to try out.
On Thursday 13 October Ranger Saranne Bish will be leading a guided walk to see the beautiful Foyers Falls and find out the impact this powerful river has had on the local area at Archaeology in Foyers - the Hydro Legacy tour takes place from 2pm-4pm.
The day before there’s a chance to explore the hillside and abandoned villages at The Sloch’d above the A9 on the Sloch’d Sheilings walk which takes place from 11am-3pm on Wednesday 12 October.
John Orr who is the Highland Council Countryside Ranger for the Inverness area said: “Archaeology is all around us in the Highlands from the more recent industrial heritage at Foyers back into the 18th Century villages on the hillsides above the Sloch’d and way back to the bronze age at Clava Cairns. This is a great chance for everyone to get out and about and explore our shared past.”
Places on all events are strictly limited and should be book in advance by telephoning 01463 255291 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The exact meeting place detaios will be given out on booking. Prices are £4.50/£3.50 concession for Clava Cairns and Foyers events and £9/£5.50 concession for The Sloch’d walk.
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