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Whitelee windfarm

Events programme (Whitelee Ranger Service)

Discover the exciting free programme of events and activities provided by the Whitelee Ranger Service including details of the popular Stroller Striders group.

Events at Whitelee

WCRS events programme

Welcome to our 2018 events programme page where you will find details of our upcoming events. All Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service (WCRS) events are free to attend and take part and we try to provide a mix of children's, family and adult activities that appeal to various interests.

Our popular Boggy Beasties Club is also be back for the kids this summer with this years theme as 'Better Than Bear Grylls - Nature and Bushcraft'. Please see below for further information.

Spring and summer events
EventEvent detailsDateTimePlaceHow to book
Crafty carvingTry spoon carving or make cord from natural fibres. Suitable for 15 years and older.Sunday 11 March10am to 4pmWhitelee Visitor CentreEmail whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call 0141 614 0962

Eggtastic EasterChase the Easter bunny to discover our fun Easter games and activities. Decorate your eggs then take part in our Easter egg roll.Sunday 1 April12 noon to 4pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
Take a walk on the pond sideBecome a herpetologist and help the rangers search for pond species like frogs, toads and newts. Bring your own torch!Wednesday 11 April7pm to 9pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
Irvine Valley Walking FestivalTake part in the walking festival starting from Darvel.11 to 13 MayTBCDarvelEmail valleywalkfest@gmail.com
Warble AMIf you enjoy an early morning, head to Whitelee to hear the best music nature has to offer.Sunday 6 May6am to 9amWhitelee Visitor Centre

Email whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call 0141 614 0962

Hillfort HistoryHillforts, witches, farms and forestry - take part in a ranger led walk to Dunwan Hill to hear its history.Saturday 26 May11am to 2pmWhitelee Visitor Centre

Email whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call 0141 614 0962

BioblitzHelp the ranger survey some of Whitelee's flora and fauna while learning along the way.Saturday 9 June11am to 4pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
Access ExtravaganzaWalk, run, cycle or horse ride Whitelee's trails.Sunday 17 June10am to 4pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
Estival Summer SolsticeCelebrate the longest day with spectacular vistas from Blackwood Hill viewpoint. Watch the last rays of sun disappear over the windfarm. Tea and coffee provided.Thursday 21 June9pm to 11pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
Canine capersJump up to Whitelee or try new ways to get your 4 legged friend thinking and playing.Saturday 14 July12 noon to 4pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
Run the blades - festival of runningA unique event of 3 distances 10K, half marathon and 50K.20 to 21 JulyTBCTBCGo to www.breakingstrain.co.uk for more information
Ranger day rambleIt's World Ranger Day so join us for a hike around the windfarm to learn more about the work of rangers around the world.Tuesday 31 July9.30am to 3pmTBC

Email whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call 0141 614 0962

Gourmet campfire cookingForget your kitchen and oven and get outside to enjoy outdoor cooking. You bring the food - we'll supply the fire.Saturday 4 August10.30am to 2pmWhitelee Visitor Centre

Email whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call 0141 614 0962

Creatures of the nightJoin us as we go in search of our nocturnal friends. Remember to bring your torch.Friday 17 August8pm to 10pmAirtnoch Farm

Email whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call 0141 614 0962

Minibeast scrub-a-dubLend the rangers a hand to clean out the bug hotel and record what we find. One for minibeast lovers.Sunday 19 August1pm to 4pmWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop in

Boggy beasties club

 The club is for 6 year olds and above. It runs on Wednesdays for 6 weeks during the summer holidays.

Some activities take place away from the visitor centre so please remember to prepare for an outdoor adventure. For example, make sure your child wears appropriate clothes and goes to the toilet.

Your child can be left for some activities near the visitor centre. Otherwise they should be with accompanied by an adult.

How to book

Places are limited.

Email whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Call 0141 614 0962

Boggy Beasties summer events
EventEvent detailsDateTime
Foraaging funFood, fuel and first aid - all provided by nature. Learn survival skills for life from Whitelee's resident bushcrafters.Wednesday 4 July10.30am to 12 noon
Bonkers bivvy buildCompete in teams to build the best bivuac shelter. Will your team get soaked in the rain test?Wednesday 11 July10.30am to 12 noon
Caveman basicsDiscover the basics of fire lighting with a campfire treat at the end.Wednesday 18 July10.30am to 12 noon
Paws and pooWe're on the lookout for tracks and signs - and find out how to leave no trace of your own.Wednesday 25 July10.30am to 12 noon
Now you see me...Learn how nature and camouflage go hand in hand by creating your own.Wednesday 1 August10.30am to 12 noon
Run, build, hide, surviveUse your new found skills in tracking and camo to complete a series of challenges to beat the rangers.Wednesday 8 August10.30am to 12 noon

Download full 2018 events guide

pdf icon Whitelee country ranger events guide 2018 [468kb]

Event booking - essential information

  • Where an event is indicated as 'booking required' this is because spaces are limited and the rangers advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.  If you don't book you risk being turned away if the event is full.  The event program indicates which events require a booking and those that are 'drop-in'.
  • Where events are listed as  'drop-in' activities you do not require prior booking.
  • To book onto an event please contact the Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service using the contact details on this page.
  • Please note that bookings can only be made between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these times please either email the ranger service or leave a message on the answer phone service and we will contact you back to confirm your booking.
  • The Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service offers all of its events free of charge. Participants are requested to come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear and if it's a bike event, that your bike is suitable for the terrain (either mountain bike or hybrid), in a good working order and cycle helmets must be worn.
  • Why not take a look at our 'Bike Safety Help-sheet' in the related documents section to help you make sure your bicycle is in a good condition to ensure maximum enjoyment when you join us on a cycle event at Whitelee.

Event times

We aim to start all events at the time advertised unless otherwise advised. Please aim to arrive 5 - 10 minutes before the event start time so that we can start promptly. Event finish times and distances are subject to change depending on conditions but the rangers will advise of any changes in advance.

Directions

Please see the Related pages box to link over to the 'How to get to Whitelee' page where downloads with directions to the various meeting points/entrances can be found.

Children

Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless otherwise stated/agreed.

Dog friendly events

Guide dogs are of course always welcome on ranger events and some of the guided walks and other activities are 'Dog Friendly' and the rangers are happy for you to bring your dog along, but we ask that you keep them on the lead and/or under 'close control'. Some events will not be suitable for bringing dogs however and the rangers ask that you contact them to check if you can bring your dog. For further useful information on bringing your four-legged friend to Whitelee please go to the Related documents section.

Photography

The rangers may take photographs on their events to be used in marketing and promotional material. If you do not wish your photographs to be used, please let one of the rangers know before the event.

Contact us

Whitelee Country Ranger Service (WCRS)
Ranger Cabin
Whitelee Visitor Centre
Moor Road
Eaglesham
G76 0QQ
Email: whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Call: 0141 614 0962

Related information

How to get to Whitelee

Route maps

Walking, cycling, horse riding

 

 


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