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

Go animal tracking around the Grantown area with expert tracker Dan Puplett, a two hour walk learning to spot the signs of birds and animals in the wild. great for families!

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.

Live music from local bands

Free pop up play session for children and families-run by trained experienced staff

Spend the day experiencing rock climbing with the support of one of our expert Instructors, who’ll make sure you have a great day. If you want to try something different, challenge yourself, a bit of excitement, or to just make unique holiday memories, this is the ideal way to do it.

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

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.

Join us for an event like no other!

Start time picnic talk: 10:00
Start time walk: 11:00

Picnic-Talk
Time: 10:00 AM
Bring your own snacks and join us for an engaging outdoor talk where we’ll explore the sustainable practices of the historic Highland population. You will also have a chance to see how natural products were utilised. Items might include handmade rope, brushes, charms, and even some samples of food to try.


This session will blend historical information and captivating stories, providing a tangible connection to the past. The talk will last approximately 1 hour, including a Q&A session.


Guided Walk:
Time: 11:00 AM
Part two of the event takes us on a scenic walk in Glen Banchor. We’ll delve deeper into the availability of natural ressources for the historic Highland communities and discuss ways of living harmoniously with the land.
The walk, including breaks for discussion, will last between 1.5 to 2 hours. We’ll follow a 1.86 km route up the first part of Creag Bheag, avoiding the steepest sections. Depending on the group’s pace and interest, we can extend the walk with a visit to the nearby river.


Event Highlights:
Historical Insights: Discover how industrialisation and colonialism disrupted sustainable practices and contributed to the current climate crisis.
Traditional Stories: Hear tales that highlight the deep connection between people and the landscape, showcasing the wisdom and sustainable knowledge from the past.
Environmental Roots of the Scottish Enlightenment: Learn about the ‘improvers’ and ecologists who used the Highlands as a great outdoor laboratory, leading to improvement schemes and the resulting anxieties over overpopulation, resource exhaustion, and physical limits.
Evolution of the Idea of Progress: Explore how progress was once linked to moral and spiritual advancement but became increasingly associated with scientific and technological development, economic growth, and material advancement.
Sustainability Origins: Discuss the origins of the concept of sustainability.
Interactive Experience: Engage in conversations about sustainable practices, living with the land, and how to use our environment without abusing it.

🐷🎉Join us at Landmark Forest Adventure Park for a magical meet and greet with everyone’s favourite piggy, Peppa Pig! 🌳✨
📅 Date: 24th and 25th August
🕒 Times: 11 am, 12 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm
📍 Location: Dinosaur Kingdom, Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day of adventure and Peppa Pig smiles. There will be photo opportunities and plenty of laughs. Don’t miss out on the chance to make unforgettable memories!

Get your park tickets by visiting www.landmarkpark.co.uk!

Join us for a walk around Moray’s earliest surviving tower house, reputedly built for Scotland’s vilest man, Alexander Stewart—the infamous Wolf of Badenoch. Drumin Castle, an impressive medieval fortification, stands on a commanding bluff overlooking the confluence of the River Livet and the River Avon.

Upon reaching the castle, you’ll learn about its architecture, history, and the notorious Wolf, whose evil deeds continue to cast a long shadow over Moray’s history.

Drumin Castle has now reopened after masonry repairs, with access to the first floor now possible via a narrow stone staircase. Sensible footwear is recommended.

Please park at the Drumin Castle car park. This short circular walk will begin at the Drumin Castle sign in the car park. The route follows a pedestrian trail to the castle and returns via a set of steps. Please dress appropriately for changeable weather. Children love castles and are very welcome to attend. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome.

Please note that toilets are not available on site.

This event is funded by Foundation Scotland from the Dorenell Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

“Glenlivet it has castles three, Drumin, Blairfindy and Deskie”. This easy guided walk will take us to the 16th century tower house of Blairfindy and begins outside the iconic Glenlivet Distillery. On the walk in we’ll enjoy stunning views over one of Scotland’s most famous glens. You’ll learn a bit about Glenlivet’s rich history and some whisky history too.

Blairfindy Castle was completed in 1564 by John Gordon. In its heyday Blairfindy was a fine example of a three storey L-plan tower house and even today shows a remarkable degree of preservation. A project to stabilise Blairfindy Castle took place in 2019, funded through the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership, a programme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The castle is now open to visitors for the first time in decades and has been specially adapted to encourage nesting birds and pollinators.

Please park at the The Glenlivet Distillery car park. The walk will start from outside the stillhouse under the green signpost marked ‘Blairfindy Castle 1/2 mile’.


Where is this event being held?

leaving from Grantown Museum

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