Autumn activities with the NTS Rangers


Tuesday, 10 October

Deer Rut Hill Walk

Experience one of nature’s great spectacles, the red deer rut, in the atmospheric moorland of Arran’s north-end coastal hills.

Join the local NTS rangers in search of rutting red deer stags and other moorland wildlife, and experience the sights, sounds and smells of autumn in the wilds of Arran. Guided by a Mountain Leader from the NTS Arran Ranger Service, the walk will take place in a little frequented area in the north-end of Arran traversing the coastal hills, with great views of the northern mountains and across the Clyde.

Distance: circa 6km
Ascent & descent: circa 250m
Terrain: Rough, pathless, in places boggy; some gentle ascents & descents.

Surefootedness and some walking fitness required due to nature of terrain.

Minimum age 13, u18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please wear/bring: Suitable outdoor clothing including walking boots with good ankle support and grip, waterproof jacket and trousers, spare layers, hat and gloves; any personal medication; packed lunch, snacks and water; NO JEANS please!

Recommended kit: gaiters; insect repellent; camera; binoculars

If you require any further information, please tel. us on 01770 302462.

Please note that we have a “no dogs” policy on our guided walks and activities. On this walk especially, chances of seeing wildlife would be much reduced with dogs present.

Follow the link to Eventbrite to book your tickets now!


Tuesday, 17 October

DIY Bird Feeder

Come and make your very own Bird Feeder from natural materials to take away with you so you can help our garden birds this Autumn.

Autumn is a time when many of our garden birds will be trying to maintain their fat reserves ready for the colder months. Come to our DIY bird feeder drop in event and learn about our garden birds whilst making your very own bird feeder to help our feathered friends. This event is a drop-in session open to all ages; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

To book, follow the link here. Each ticket buys you one Bird Feeder kit but you can buy as many kits per family group as you like.

Pop along anytime during 13:30 – 16:00 (event will wrap up at 16:30) and the Rangers will be on hand to help you with assembling and decorating your very own bird feeder. You can then take these away and put them up in your own garden or green space.



Featured image and deer image credits: Arran Ranger Service