2017


Ranger Events:


All the walks are led by one of the Rangers. It is important though that you think of your own safety and that of any children for whom you are responsible. Remember too that these are country walks in the Highland weather so please dress accordingly. Bring sturdy shoes, or boots, a picnic and a sense of fun. The Rangers reserve the right to cancel any of these events.  

Walk Grades: A is easiest, D most challenging, including very rough ground and sometimes steep climbs. Sorry watching wildlife is not usually compatible with taking dogs.  

Thursday June 22, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Clachtoll Coastal walk

Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms.

Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday June 27, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Achmelvich coastal walk

Come and see brilliant orchids, jewelled rocks and marvellous machair as we walk along a coastline steeped in crofting history, to the old mill at Altanabradhan.

Meet at Achmelvich Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Thursday June 29, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Secrets of Glen Leireag, Drumbeg

Visit the lost township of Glen Leireag and discover the secrets of this magical woodland glen. Seek out moorland wildlife and golden eagles.

Meet at Nedd Bridge, 2 miles east of Drumbeg. Grid ref: NC 148315. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday July 04, 2017; 11am – 2pm - Dragon Walk, Lairg

A family walk in search of the elusive Northern Green Dragon in still living in Ferrycroft Woods. A sense of adventure needed.

Meet at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg. Grid ref: NC 093215. Grade A. Adults free, children £3.50


Thursday July 06, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

This is a fascinating walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential.

Meet at Bone Caves car park, 2.5miles south of Inchnadamph. Grid ref: NC 254179. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday July 18, 2017; 7.30am –5pm - Elphin to Lochinver

The long but fantastic journey through the heart of Assynt past the foot of Suilven. 14 miles 23km.

Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade D. Adults £15.00, conc. £7.50. 


Thursday July 20, 2017; 11am – 2pm - Rockpools at Clachtoll Beach

We have some of the best rock pools in the British Isles. Join us and meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery.

Booking essential. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Children £3.50.


Tuesday July 25, 2017; 2pm – 4pm - Rockpools at Clashnessie

Hermit crabs, starfish and much, much more! Join us and meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery.

Booking essential. Meet at Clashnessie beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058310. Children £3.50. 


Thursday July 27, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Bothy Tales and Marshmallows, Lochinver

A walk from Glencanisp Lodge to Suileag Bothy near the foot of Suilven, kindle a fire and toast marshmallows and hear some 'tales of the bothies' with story teller Griogar Dawson Allen.

Meet at Glencanisp Lodge - carpark behind the lodge. Grid ref: NC 116222. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday Aug 01, 2017; 2pm – 4pm - Treasure Hunt at Lairg

Family fun at Ferrycroft. Search for clues and gather the evidence! Meet at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg. Grid ref: NC 093215. Grade A. Adults free, kids. £3.50.


Thursday August 03, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Clachtoll Coastal walk

Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms.

Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday August 08, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Clachtoll Sand Sculpture Contest and Seashore Day

Why not enter the contest for the best sand sculpture starting 11am? Judging and prize giving at 1.30pm .Or just come along to admire the many amazing sculptures for free! Loads of really good prizes. Followed by seashore activities in the afternoon.

Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. 


Thursday August 10, 2017; 2pm – 4pm - Treasure Hunt in the Culag Woods, Lochinver

Family fun in the Community woodland. Search for animal clues and gather the evidence! Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215. Grade A. Adults free, kids. £3.50. 


Monday August 14, 2017 10.00am - 5.00pm - Quinag Mountain Walk

Explore this fantastic Assynt mountain (808m). Look for Mountain Hares and Ptarmigan. If the weather is not good we will do a shorter low level walk. This is a joint walk with the John Muir Trust.

Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade D. Adults £15.00, conc. £7.50.


Tuesday August 22, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

This is a fascinating walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential.

Meet at Bone Caves car park, 2.5miles south of Inchnadamph. Grid ref: NC 254179. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday August 29, 2017; 9am – 6pm - Suilven Mountain Walk

Join us on a walk to the top of Assynt’s most famous mountain, with some wonderful views. This is a strenuous walk. If the weather is not good, we will do a shorter low level walk.

Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade D. Grade D. Adults £15.00, conc. £7.50.


Tuesday September 05, 2017; 11am – 2pm - Fungi in Culag woods, Lochinver

Explore the marvellous world of fungi. Meet the different characters and learn their secrets in one of the best woods for fungi in Sutherland.

Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. 


Tuesday September 12, 2017; 11am – 5pm - Culkein to Stoer Lighthouse

Amazing cliff top walk round the point and past the Old Man of Stoer. Great for seabirds, bonxies, peregrines, seals and we may even see some dolphins. We will leave a vehicle at the lighthouse to take people back to their cars.

Meet at the Beach at Culkein Stoer. Grid ref: NC 038332. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday September 19, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Dubh Clais Clearance village

We will search out the ruins of the clearance township at Dubh Clais and learn about how they lived. Lots of woodland and river edge wildlife to see as well.

Meet at Lochinver Village Hall, Main Street Lochinver. Grid ref: NC 094225. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday September 26, 2017; 11am – 3pm - Clachtoll Coastal walk

Join us on this beautiful coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms.

Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00.


Tuesday October 10, 2017; 11am – 2pm -Stories and Art in the Ferrycroft Woods, Lairg

Create your own natural sculptures around the woodland trails. Search for images hidden among the trees and rocks. Release your inner creativity - for all the family. With guest story teller Griogar Dawson Allen.

Meet at Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg. Grid ref: NC 093215. Adults free, kids. £3.50.


Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk



                                                          Other Events


Saturday 8 July, 2017; 3pm - Culag Park, Lochinver

GAME FOR A LAUGH - 5-aside fancy dress football competition

£10 per team, max 6 players per team.  All players play at their own risk & under 18's must have a parent/guardian sign a disclaimer.  Teams must be entered by 12 noon on the day, call 07930894965 to enter.  Prizes for the winning team & the best dressed team

Saturday 8 July, 2017; 9pm - Lochinver Village Hall

DANCE WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM AGEMANUS

Licensed bar, £5 enter, doors open at 9pm.  Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Sorry strictly no under 16s. R.O.A.R.  A raffle with brilliant prizes will also be held.  All proceeds to go to Lochinver Village Hall.

Friday 11 August, 2017; 11.30am - 6pm - Culag Park, Lochinver

ASSYNT HIGHLAND GAMES

This years Chieftan is Bill Smith, he arrives off the barge approx. 12pm with Ullapool Pipe Band piping him on to the field.

Track and field events, open to everyone, including the Hill Race.  Heavies competition (tossing the caber etc), Piping competition and a Highland dance competition. Beer tent, open all day.  Craft and Produce show - must enter in advance. Food available, plus sideshows and various stalls for RNLI and others.  Raffle held approx. 5.30pm, after the tug-o-war, with amazing prizes from Highland Stoneware, local restaurants and other businesses, top prize is a gallon of Whiskey.

Friday 11 August, 2017; 9pm - Lochinver Village Hall

GAMES NIGHT DANCE

Live music and a licensed bar, more details to follow




 
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