Events

Mull and Iona Ranger Service Events 2018

 

Costs for events are: Adults £8, Children £4 and family group (2A and 2C £20)

We can plan events, but not the weather! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring camera and binoculars if you have them and picnic if it is over lunch time.

Also remember the Scottish Midge!

Wednesday 20th – Ardmore – A trip to the top

Join rangers Jan Dunlop and Steve Irvine on a walk looking at archaeology, the flora and fauna of the forest and any marine life we can spot,

Time:               2-4pm

Meet:             Ardmore Forest Car Park, near Tobermory.

Bring:             Suitable waterproof clothing and binoculars.

Booking:         Recommended on 01680300640 or 07765898600

Sunday 24th June Beach Clean – Calgary

Come and help Friends of Calgary Bay get Calgary ready for the summer. Activities will include a beach clean, painting and a general spruce up followed by refreshments. Donations to tea party welcome.

Time:   2-4pm

Cost:   Free

Meet: The camping area near the public toilets.

Bring: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Homebaking!

Further info: 01680300640 or 07765898600

 

Wednesday 27th June Carsaig coastal walk

Join the ranger service to explore this stunning coastal landscape below cliffs, with plenty of wildflowers, waterfalls, native woodland and seashore habitats. Spot seals and potentially other marine mammals, perhaps an eagle will make an appearance too! You might like to bring a picnic to enjoy after the walk.

Time: 10am-1pm

Meet: Car-sharing encouraged as very limited parking at Carsaig – please call for info

Booking: Essential, 01681 700659 or 07717581405

              

Wednesday 4th July – Hike up Scallastle

Join our ranger on a steep walk up through Scallastle. We will be looking out for both Golden and White-Tailed eagle on our walk up whilst keeping an eye on the burn for Dipper and Grey wagtail. Plus its an excellent spot for Crossbill. The walk involves some scrambling.

Time: 11am – 2pm

Cost: £8 per Adult

Meet: Scallastle Carpark, Scallastle. (1 mile on the left from Craignure to Salen)

Further info: Bring appropriate footwear and clothing , binoculars and a packed lunch.

 

Wednesday 11th July – Erraid Adventure

A walk exploring the natural and cultural history of this tidal island (setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’), with options to stop off at the seal colony, lighthouse observatory and a beautiful sandy beach. Time: 10am-2pm

Meet: Knockvologan farm

Bring: a packed lunch and drink, waterproofs, footwear with ankle support (as some of the route is over boggy, uneven ground)

Booking: Recommended, 01681 700659 or 07717581405

 

Wednesday 18th July – Big Wild Sleep Out

Time: TBC

Meet: TBC

Further info: TBC

 

Tuesday 24th July – Going Wild @ Aros Park

An environmental outdoor fun morning with the Ranger Service for 7- 12 year olds

Time: 11 am till 1pm

Meet: main car park – Aros Park

Bring: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Cost: £4

Further information and to book : 07765898600

Wednesday 25th July – Going wild @ Calgary Art in Nature

An environmental outdoor fun morning with the Ranger Service for 7- 12 year olds

Time:11 am till 1pm

Meet: Calgary Tea Room and Gallery

Bring: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Cost: £4

Further information and to book : 07765898600

 

Wednesday 25th July – Bunessan Biodiversity drop-in

Meet the ranger in the grounds of the Ross of Mull Historical Centre to investigate what’s flowering, singing, flying, creeping or crawling in the mini wildflower meadow, amongst the trees or on the stone walls of the old mill. We’ll set a (harmless) moth trap overnight so come at 10am if you are interested in seeing what we’ve found!

Time: drop-in any time between 10am and 1pm

Cost: free but donations appreciated

 

Thursday 26th July – Keats walk with ROMHC

In July 1818 John Keats and a companion walked across Mull on their way to visit Staffa. We know that, having come through Glen More, they stopped at Derrynaculen for a hearty breakfast. Bring a picnic and join a walk from Kinloch to visit the now ruined farmhouse below a spectacular waterfall.  In association with the Ross of Mull Historical Centre.

Time: 10.30am-3pm

Meet: Carpark at Kinloch junction near the old bridge, grid reference NM545292

Bring: a packed lunch and drink, good footwear as route can be wet in places

Booking: Recommended, call 01681 700659 or 07717581405

Saturday 28th July- Fishing Competition @ Loch Frisa

Family fun to outwit the trout on Loch Frisa. See what you can catch. Lots of Prizes

Time:    10am till 3pm.

Cost:      £8/£4

Meet:    Lettermore, on Loch Frisa

Bring:  Fishing gear and your lunch!!

Further info: 01680300640 or 07765898600

Wednesday 1st August – Tour of Loch Torr

Come down for a guided walk around Loch Torr. We will be looking extra carefully for the reptiles in the area as well as the butterflies and dragonflies. Time: 11am-3pm

Meet: Loch Torr carpark, near Dervaig.

Bring: Suitable footwear, waterproof clothing, binoculars and a packed lunch.

Booking: Call a ranger on 01680300640 or 07595759784. Or email: mull.ranger@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

 

Thursday 2nd August – Summer Holiday Nature Club

Mull & Iona Ranger Service event for children age 5-11, £4 per session, come for one session or for the whole day.

Meet: at the red-roofed Shelter building near the pier on Iona.

Morning: 10.15am-12.15pm – Island Investigators Nature Trail

Follow the clues and solve the puzzles to discover what nature does for us.

Afternoon: 1pm-3pm – Eco Agents Beach Art

Games and art on the beach thinking about what we can do for nature.

Booking essential: Emily Wilkins ewilkins@nts.org.uk 07717581405 or 01681 700659

Wednesday 8th August – tbc

 

Wednesday 15th August An Island Apart

The walk starts with a short boat trip to the Isle of Ulva. From there Jan, the Ranger will lead a walk around a small area of this tranquil island, giving you a taster for future visits.

The excursion will offer chances to admire the wonderful scenery and to learn about the resident wildlife.

The walk will end at the Boathouse where you may wish to taste the islands hospitality by savouring a much-rewarded strupak (cup of tea and a snack).

Please wear sturdy footwear, bring binoculars and waterproof clothing just in case.

Time:               10am – 1pm

Meet:              Ulva Ferry

Booking:        Recommended: 01680300640 or 07765898600

Cost:               Does not include Ulva Ferry

 

 

Wednesday 22nd August – tbc

 

Wednesday 29th August – Bird Watching for beginners at Aros Park

Come on down to learn all about the joys of bird watching. Join our ranger in a beginners guide to birdwatching, we’ll teach you how to tell the difference between house sparrows and dunnocks, chiff chaffs and willow warblers plus any large birds of prey such as buzzards or eagles. All abilities are welcome, even if you’re a pro it will be an idyllic walk hearing and seeing a range of species.

Time: 11am – 1pm

Meet: Aros Park Car Park, near Tobermory.

Bring: Suitable footwear, warm/waterproof clothing and binoculars.

Booking: Call a ranger on 01680300640 or 07595759784. Or email: mull.ranger@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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