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June 2022

Clachtoll Broch and Coastal Walk

June 1 @ 11:00 - 15:00
Clachtoll IV27 4JD United Kingdom

Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear about the new discoveries of the recent excavation, stories of how the iron age people lived and catastrophic collapse that ended it all. Watch for skuas, terns and divers and see signs of otters and see oyster plant and bog bean and others early flowers. Bring packed lunch. This is a 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273.…

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Highlands Controversy Geotour

June 4 @ 00:00 - June 9 @ 00:00

The Highlands Controversy tour follows the pioneering geologists of the 19th century in their attempts to unravel the geological history of the northwest highlands.

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Bat Watching, Lochinver

June 8 @ 21:00 - 22:30
Lochinver Hall Lochinver, IV27 4LX United Kingdom

Join us to watch one of nature's amazing spectacles as up to 100 pipistrelle bats leave their daytime roost to find food. We will start with a short, illustrated talk on bats at the Community room in Lochinver Village hall, main street Lochinver. Then drive 3 miles to the roost site. No walking involved. Suitable for all the family. But please bring warm clothes and be prepared for midges. It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.…

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The amazing mountain of Suilven

June 15 @ 09:00 - 18:00
Suilven Paths Carpark Sutherland IV27 4LW United Kingdom

Join us on a guided walk with our John Muir Trust partners, to the top of Assynt’s most famous mountain, with some wonderful views. This is a strenuous walk. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. The distance is 20km/12.5miles.This walk is subject to good weather conditions. Suitable for over 18’s only. Meet at the walkers car park, Glencanisp road. Grid ref: NC107220. It costs £20 per visitor to…

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Wildflower walk at Achmelvich

June 22 @ 11:00 - 15:00
Achmelvich Beach Car Park IV27 4JB United Kingdom

Guided walk to see brilliant orchids, jewelled rocks and marvellous machair as we walk along a coastline steeped in crofting history, to the old mill at Altanabradhan. We will see many species of orchids, mountain everlasting, kidney vetch, sundews, bogbean and much more. The total length of the walk is 6km, over rough path with a few steep steps. Suitable for families. Bring packed lunch. Meet at Achmelvich beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248. and rocky terrain and bring…

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July 2022

Animal signs river walk, Lochinver

July 6 @ 11:00 - 14:00
Assynt United Kingdom

As part of this Ranger guided walk, we will be looking for signs of Assynt’s iconic mammals along the River Inver. We will be looking at what we caught on the trail cameras and small mammal live traps set the night before. We will be looking for tracks and signs of otters, badgers pine martens, red and roe deer and the elusive water vole. This is a 3km walk. Meet at Little Assynt Tree Nursery car park, 7km east of…

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Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie

July 13 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Clashnessie United Kingdom

Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish, beadlet anemones, sea scorpions, colourful sea slugs, porcelain crabs and much, much more - meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Adults must book on also. Meet at Clashnessie Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 057309 Time: 1pm – 2.30pm Booking ref: xx It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside…

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Bone Caves to the Traligill, Inchnadamph

July 20 @ 11:00 - 18:00

Ranger-led guided walk through the amazing limestone scenery around Inchnadamph. We will see fantastic wildflowers, such as helleborines, mountain avens, and gentians,: lots of red deer and birds such as ring ouzels, golden plovers and maybe golden eagles. Wonder at the stunning forces which have built mountains and created deep caves! Bring packed lunch. This is a 10km strenuous walk and rough walking off the path in places. Meet at Bone caves car park 4km, south of Inchnadamph. Time: 11am…

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Evening Whale and Dolphin Watch at Stoer Lighthouse

July 27 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Stoer, Old Stoer Burial Ground IV27 4JE United Kingdom

As part of national whale and dolphin watching week, we will partner with the Assynt Field Club to look for cetaceans from the lighthouse. There will be no walking but please wrap up warm and bring binoculars if you have them. There will be telescopes available on the day. If the weather is calm this can be one of the best cetacean watching sites in Scotland. Meet at Stoer Head Lighthouse. Time: 6pm - 8pm Booking ref: xx It costs…

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September 2022

Oldshoremore Field Day

September 6
Oldshoremore IV27 4RS United Kingdom + Google Map
£5 – £9

Relationships Within and Between the Lewisian Gneiss and Torridonian Sandstone of the Kinlochbervie Area Field day with Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison and Geopark Director Murdo MacPherson. The day will consist of a walk along the coast between Oldshoremore and Sheigra, examining the wide variety of structures within the Lewisian Gneiss of the area north of the Laxford front. It will also investigate the characteristics of the overlying sedimentary Torridonian Sandstone and the nature of any boundaries between the two. The…

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