Posts for June, 2024

When is this event?

  1. 9th July 2024

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 for some raptor and wildlife watching at Strathdearn.
*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 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 to look for some of our amazing summer 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

This is a half day guided walk for those wishing to explore the Glenmore area and find out a bit about it’s natural and human history.

Purchase tickets for children under 18 HERE, under 5s go free.

You can also enjoy lunch after your walk, with filled rolls, soup, cake, and tea & coffee available to purchase.

DETAILED INFO

IS IT FOR ME?

This is perfect for anyone visiting Glenmore who has a few hours to spare and would like to find out more about our special local area while taking in its beautiful scenery. We’ll mostly be on forest tracks and may head off the beaten path a little bit, but the aim of the walk will be to enjoy spending time in the natural environment so no need to worry about hiking up hills!

Families welcome – please book tickets for under 18s at a reduced rate HERE. Under 5s are free of charge

CONTENT

Glenmore Lodge is surrounded by a stunning landscape, and nestled in a beautiful forest at the foot of the Cairngorms. Join us on a guided walk around our local area and explore what makes it special; from the endangered flora and fauna, to it’s human history.

Find out about:

– The protected Caledonian pine forest’s ancient origins and its more recent renewal
– How reindeer came to live in Glenmore
– The native species of wildlife that call the Cairngorms home
– The people who have lived and worked in the area
– You’ll get to hear about this from a friendly guide, while you explore the forest and enjoy the lovely scenery on offer!

‘Rise, winds of autumn, rise; blow upon the dark heath! Streams of the mountains, roar!’

Join a walk to explore the importance of the oral tradition in the Highlands and learn how everything is connected to our landscapes. Experience Ossian’s bardic tales in their natural environment. Listen to history, tales, and Ossianic poetry, while looking at the scenery that surrounded the bards and storytellers. Think about the concept of Dùthchas, a feeling of belonging, understand, how the Ossianic stories generated a fascination with our Highland landscapes far beyond the Scottish borders and why all these stories still matter, today.

On this walk, you will hear stories and have a chance to share your own. You will also be encouraged to participate in a dialogue about our understanding of landscape, culture, and belonging.

There will be ample opportunities to express your understanding of the land in creative photography.

Children: Children are very welcome to join. Please make sure, they are comfortable with the physical demands of the walk and are accompanied by an adult at all times.

Dogs: Friendly dogs are very welcome on these walks and they will at times be in the company of our Landscape Lore dogs, who usually come along on the adventure (If this poses a problem for you, please get in touch, so we can arrange for a dog-free walk).

Meeting Point: Glen Banchor, Newtonmore. The nearest bus stop is 25minutes walking distance away from the meeting point, or you can access it by bike or car. The exact meeting point will be shared with instructions and a pin on google maps after booking.

Route Description and Accessibility: These walks usually cover approximately 2-4km and an ascent of 100-200m. Parts of the route can be very boggy and there are some short, steep sections. We will walk through the foothills of the Monadhliaths and enjoy the views of hills, glens and valleys.

Please be aware that you will need sturdy footing and footwear, as the paths we take can be uneven, steep and rocky in parts.

At an average fitness level, these walks would take about 1 hour, however, I always plan with some extra time, as we will be taking breaks to chat, take photos and share stories.

In case of severe weather conditions, we reserve the right to change the route of the walk or cancel the event.

What to bring: Please bring waterproof clothing, as well as sturdy shoes, and be aware that sections of the path can be rather boggy. We recommend some additional layers, as the weather in the Highlands can change very quickly and be unpredictable at times.

Please also bring a protective cover for your camera, if needed and some snacks.


Where is this event being held?

Share this Event

email twitter facebook

You may also be interested in...

Join our Mailing List

Sign up to get notified of the latest deals, news and all the latest information direct to your inbox.