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2015

 

Sat 25th April - Glen Affric Duathlon - 11am.

The most scenic duthlon venue in Scotland - all within the National Nature Reserve.

Information for competitors and spectators at www.glen-affric-duathlon.co.uk.

 

Thu 7th May - Dawn Chorus (FCS) 6.00am–8.30am.

Meet Dog Falls Car Park. Be the early bird. Join the FCS ranger at dawn….ish, on a walk to hear the Dawn Chorus. See who is about at this special time of day. Waterproofs and good footwear required. FREE but booking essential call 01463 791575.

 

Thu 28th May - Shieling Walk (FCS) 11am–3pm.

Meet Loch Beinn a 'Mheadhain Car Park. Bag some exercise and views of mountains on the historic track along the Allt na Imrich River. Hear how crofters lived and hopefully see some of the present inhabitants. Off-track and strenuous walking. Bring a packed lunch, good boots, waterproofs, midge hood. WEATHER PERMITTING. Before walk, cars sharing will be needed to leave some at other end of walk. FREE but booking essential call 01463 791575.

 

Sat 20th June - Highland Cross.

The Highland Cross is a 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly.

Information at www.highlandcross.co.uk.

 

Thu 25th June - Affric Trees Walk (FCS) 2.00pm–4.30pm.

Meet Dog Falls Car Park. Can't see the wood for the trees? Go for a walk to have a closer look at the pinewoods. Hear about the conservation of this National Nature Reserve and what makes Glen Affric so special. Bring good boots and waterproofs, midge hood/repellent. FREE, no need to book just turn up. Any queries call 01463 791575.

 

Sat 4th July - Nature Detectives (FCS) 2.00pm–3.30pm.

Meet Craigmonie Woodland, Drumnadrochit. Follow the trail to work out the clues to solve the mystery of what lives in the woods and how they live there. Family event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring good footwear and waterproofs, midge hood/repellent. FREE, no need to book just turn up. Any queries call 01463 791575.

 

Thu 23rd July - Dragons and Damsels (FCS) 2.00pm–4.30pm.

Meet Dog Falls Car Park. Do you know your damsels from your dragonflies? Walk to Coire Loch to look for and find out about the lives of these amazing insects. Bring waterproof boots and waterproofs, midge hood/repellent. WEATHER PERMITTING. FREE, no need to book just turn up. Any queries call 01463 791575.

 

Fri 31st July - Sat 8th August - World Orienteering Championships/Scottish 6 Days.

The world championships make a welcome return since last being held here in 1999. Similtaneously "the 6-Days" - the biggest orienteering event in the UK will also take place with both competitions having venues in Glen Affric & Glen Strathfarrar.

For further information visit www.woc2015.org and www.scottish6days.com.

 

Thu 6th August - Affric Trees Walk (FCS) 2.00pm–4.30pm.

Meet Dog Falls Car Park. Can't see the wood for the trees? Go for a walk to have a closer look at the pinewoods. Hear about the conservation of this National Nature Reserve and what makes Glen Affric so special. Bring good boots and waterproofs, midge hood/repellent. FREE, no need to book just turn up. Any queries call 01463 791575.

 

Thu 17th September - Lord Tweedmouth Walk (FCS) 2.00pm–4.00pm.

Meet Plodda Falls Car Park. Walk in the footsteps of Lord Tweedmouth to see the legacy of his trees, compare with modern forestry, hear some of the history of his estate and about what lives there now. Bring good footwear and waterproofs, midge hood/repellent. FREE, no need to book just turn up. Any queries call 01463 791575.

 

Sun 27th September - Loch Ness Marathon & Fetsival of Running

Events for all ages and abilities in a 'monster' setting.

Information at www.lochnessmarathon.com/.

 

Sun 11th October - Affric Trees Walk (FCS) 2.00pm–4.30pm.

Meet Dog Falls Car Park. Can't see the wood for the trees? Go for a walk to have a closer look at the pinewoods. Hear about the conservation of this National Nature Reserve and what makes Glen Affric so special. Bring good boots and waterproofs, midge hood/repellent. FREE, no need to book just turn up. Any queries call 01463 791575.