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!     

July 2018 Events     

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: 11am till 1pm
Meet: main car park – Aros park
Bring: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Further information and to book: 07765 898600

 

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

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

Time: 11am till 1pm
Meet: Calgary Tea Room and Gallery
Bring: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Further information and to book: 07765 898600

 

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.
Meet: Lettermore, on Loch Frisa
Bring: Suitable waterproof clothing and fishing equipment (and your lunch!)
Further info: 01680300640 or 07765898600

 

August 2018 Events     

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, Iona

Ranger Service event for children aged 5-11. Come for one session or for the whole day.

10.15am – 12.15pm Island Investigators Nature Trial
Follow the clues and solve the puzzles to discover what nature does for us.

1pm – 3pm Eco Agents Beach Art
Games and art on the beach thinking about what we can do for nature.

Meet: red-roofed Shelter building near the pier on Iona.
Booking essential: Emily Wilkins (ewilkins@nts.org.uk) 07717 581405 or 01681 700659

 

Wednesday 8th August – Survival Skills

Explore Tiroran Forest with the Ranger Service as we build shelters, go foraging and practice fire-lighting.

Free event for 10-16 year olds.  Community transport may be available at a small cost.

Time: 1.30 – 4.30pm
Meet: Meeting point will be given out on booking.
Bring: Outdoor clothing, snack, drink and insect repellent!
Booking: Emily Wilkins ewilkins@nts.org.uk 07717 581405 or 01681 700659

 

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 – Explore the Seashore

Join the rangers for some rock-pooling family fun down at Uisken beach – we’ll investigate the huge diversity of plants and animals that these amazing marine micro-worlds have to offer, as well as looking out for any other wildlife on the seashore.

Time:              10am – 1pm
Meet:              Uisken beach car park
Booking:        Recommended: 01681 700659 or 07717 581405
Bring:             Suitable footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch

 

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

 

Check back soon for the rest of our 2018 events!

 


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