Local foraging walk

When is this event?

  1. 3rd August 2024
  2. 24th August 2024
  3. 21st September 2024
  4. 29th September 2024

A two hour walk in the Grantown area with expert forager and tracker Dan Puplett and learn about the edible plants and fungi that grow wild on our doorstep.

Excellent for complete beginners to foraging.

Cairngorm is one of Scotland’s many iconic mountains, and makes for a memorable day out. With Glenmore Lodge being situated just at the foot of the mountain and not far from Aviemore, we’re the perfect place to begin your adventure. One of our expert Instructors will guide you and your group up and around the scenic Northern Coires, sharing their local knowledge about the area’s history, flora, and fauna, as you take in the stunning landscape.

Visiting the area on holiday? This one-day experience is suitable for anyone aged 14 and up, making it the perfect day out for your family.

We Are Water Foundation and Craigendarroch Suites, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club and Craigendarroch Lodges, Managed by Hilton Grand Vacations join forces to kick off the second edition of “Walkathons For Water” with 21 walks in 21 European cities in Spain, U.K., France, Italy, Portugal and Austria. These charity walks aim to reduce the distance for children in their search for water and give them the opportunity to have a more dignified life. It is a special event due to its charitable nature, but also because of its significant distance: 6 kilometres is the average distance that millions of children in Africa, Asia and Latin America must walk every day to fetch drinking water. For every kilometre that is walked during these Walkathons will help to shorten the distance for those searching for water.

The Walkathons will help raise funds to support two aid projects to bring drinking water and sanitation to more than 5,600 beneficiaries in India and Tanzania. In India, funds are being raised for the construction of domestic toilets in 50 households in the indigenous Irular community (Ranipet, Tamil Nadu), while in Tanzania the project will provide sustainable access to safe water for the village of Kwedizinga (Tanga region).

The Walkathon will start at Craigendarroch Suites, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club – Braemar Rd, Ballater, Royal Deeside, Scotland AB35 5XA – on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. and the walk will be around the Moorland area. At the end of the Walkathon, participants are invited to enjoy some fun activities including a raffle.

To register, simply access the “Walkathons For Water” 2024 website and register with a minimum donation of €5, or register directly onsite.

Wandering Workshops Re-connection yoga and contemplative nature walking workshop is designed to support you to access the natural energy of the land and the turning of the seasons, through Gaelic nature wisdom, your own natural breath cycles, and the power of yoga and mindfulness practices. The hope is to help you find a renewed sense of connection, meaning, and fulfilment.

The weekend’s workshop will include:

Yoga & breathwork sessions, working on flow and connection
Nature walks and contemplative walking in Glenmore Lodge’s surrounding area
Guided reflection & journaling, finding creativity

Grab your walking shoes and join us in a 5.2km walkathon benefiting the We are Water Foundation on Tuesday 9th July at 11am. Fill out the registration form via the QR code on the attached poster and make a minimum donation of £5 to take part. We would be grateful if you could highlight this event to your pupils, family, friends, and anyone else you think might be interested in taking part.

Our walks raise funds and help improve water sanitation for local communities in Tanzania and India. With your help, we hope to raise funds to increase awareness about water scarcity and help communities in need.

We hope you’ll join us!

Come and celebrate National Meadows Day with us on a walk to enjoy the beauty of summer wildflowers!

We will walk the Invertromie Trail and see lots of different flowers, from the common, such as Bird’s-Foot Trefoil, Bedstraws and Stitchworts, to the uncommon, such as Rockrose and Petty Whin. The highlight of the walk will be gorgeous Tromie orchid meadow where we will hope to see five species of orchid, including Heath Fragrant Orchid and Small White Orchid.

Some areas may be rough underfoot. This 5k/3mile route is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies, and we recommend sturdy footwear.

Feel free to bring a packed lunch with you as we will be having a lunch stop. There are no facilities to buy food on site – the nearest shops and cafes are in Kingussie.

Under 12s free.

A short, easy access walk through Nethy Bridge woods looking at wild flowers and other plants, led by Sam Jones of PlantLife

Join our guests and one of our local professional Wildlife Guides at Craigellachie NNR looking for some of the forest amazing wildlife and flora.
*Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them.
*Numbers are limited so early booking is advised.
*Come to the Grant Arms Hotel Reception to book your place and get directions to the meeting place.
*Bookings are non-refundable
*Trips are subject to change due to weather and other determining factors

Join our guests and one of our local professional Wildlife Guides on guided walk along part of the Speyside Way looking for some of the amazing wildlife and flora in this area.
*Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them.
*Numbers are limited so early booking is advised.
*Come to the Grant Arms Hotel Reception to book your place.
*Bookings are non-refundable
*Trips are subject to change due to weather and other determining factors

Join our guests and one of our local professional Wildlife Guides on guided walk through Anagach Woods looking for some of the forest amazing wildlife and flora.
*Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them.
*Numbers are limited so early booking is advised.
*Come to the Grant Arms Hotel Reception to book your place.
*Bookings are non-refundable
*Trips are subject to change due to weather and other determining factors


Where is this event being held?

leaving from Grantown Museum

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