Whitelee events and clubs

Find out about events and clubs at Whitelee.

Whitelee events

Discover the exciting events and activities programme delivered by the Whitelee Countryside Rangers throughout the year for adults, children and families. We also support a number of events delivered by charities and others. Our events are listed in the table below, or you can take a look at our event guide:  Whitelee Countryside Ranger Events Guide 2024 (PDF) [688KB] (opens new window)

All ranger-hosted events are free.

How to book:

Bookings for each event (unless listed as a drop-in event) will only open 1 month in advance of each event.

Please contact the Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service:

Phone: 0141 614 0962

Email: whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk 

Title

Date

Time

Location

Details

Key information

Find and Forage

Sat 20 April

1pm-3.30pm

Whitelee Visitor Centre

For this event we're joined by the wonderful forager Amy Rankine. Amy will lead us on a guided workshop around site, where we'll learn about the plants all around us and their amazing uses.

*Fully booked

Willow Wonders

Sat 27 April

10am-2pm

Whitelee Visitor Centre

Get crafty with us and make your own willow garden structure. We'll be guided by Geoff Forrest, our willow weaving expert.

*Fully booked

Valley Wakfest

Sun 12 May

1pm-4pm

Ardochrig

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for a jaunt to Corse Hill, the highest point in Whitelee Windfarm. Take in the sights and sounds of the windfarm, the adjoining forest and on a clear day we might even see Ailsa Craig. This walk will take place on windfarm tracks.    *Approx. distance 6 miles.

*Booking Essential

Ride With the Wind

Sun 16 June

TBC

Whitelee Visitor Centre

Join us on an exhilarating Ranger-led cycle around the windfarm. We'll be starting and finishing at the Whitelee Visitor Centre. We'll be tackling some hills en-route, checking out the views and exploring the lesser travelled tracks of the windfarm. Both standard pedal bikes and electric bikes will be available to borrow from us, provided by our friends at Cycle Station. *Approx. distance 15 miles.

*Booking Essential

Summer Solstice Saunter

Fri 21 June

9pm-11pm

Whitelee Visitor Centre

Watch the last rays of the sun disappear on the longest day from Blackwood Hill Viewpoint. Hot drinks and goodies provided.

*Booking Essential 

Blaeberry Bimble

Sun 28 July

1pm-3pm

Ardochrig

It's International Bog Day so join us for a stroll to explore the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the bog.

*Booking Essential

Dog Day Afternoon

Sun 18 August

1pm - 4pm (SSPCA 12noon - 4pm)

Whitelee Visitor Centre

Bring along the VIPs (Very Important Pets) in your family and join the Rangers for a guided dog walk. The Scottish SPCA will be joining us on site too. They'll be hosting a stall outside the Visitor Centre offering insights into their mission as well as support for owners.

*No need to book, just drop-in

Bats on the Orry

Fri 13 September

7pm-9pm

Eaglesham TBC

Batty about bats? Join us for a Ranger-led walk and delve into the lives of these fascinating (and cute!) mammals. With the use of hand-held bat detectors we will be able to listen for their echolocation calls as they whizz around us at night.

*Booking Essential

Build a Bat a Home

Sat 21 September

Slot 1: 11am - 12noon

Slot 2: 1pm - 2pm

Whitelee Visitor Centre

Build your very own bat box to help our hibernating heroes stay snug over winter.

*Booking Essential

Whitelee Monster Mash

TBC

TBC

Whitelee Visitor Centre

Prepare to be scared at Whitelee this Halloween. Full details TBC.

*Drop-in event

 

Key Information:

  • Please read the specific event information for each activity for additional details and/or things to bring.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please wear/bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Prepare for changeable weather.
  • All published distances and finish times are approximate and subject to change.
  • Dogs are welcome on most events, but some may not be suitable for them. Please contact the Countryside Rangers about bringing your dog to an event which isn't marked as 'dog friendly'.
  • Please contact WCRS for directions to event meeting points.
  • Please aim to arrive 5 minutes before the  published event start time.
  • If you book an event but then can't make it, please let us know ASAP so that we can fill your space(s).
  • We occasionally take photos during our events for use in promotional materials but you have a right to refuse. In accordance with general data protection regulations (GDPR) if we do wish to take photos we will request your permission and provide a photo consent form.

Whitelee clubs

Paths for All Health Walk logo

Walking is one of the best ways that we can keep fit and it's fun too!

Join the Whitelee Rangers for a short health walk on the windfarm - stretch your legs, have a natter and maybe even spot some local wildlife. The health walk is on every Tuesday morning from 10am, meeting outside the Whitelee Visitor Centre. The walk is free of charge, and there's no need to book, just turn up.

This health walk covers a distance of up to 2 miles, and lasts 45mins - 1hr at a gentle pace, with a couple of small hills to get the heart-rate up a bit. The walk is suitable for all ages and abilities, and new walkers are always welcome. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short lead for this walk.

For more information contact the Countryside Rangers

Bookings for our Boggy Beasties Summer Club open on 10 June 2024

Boggy Beasties Summer Club

Book your kids into our free fun-filled 'Boggy Beasties' summer club and keep them active through the summer.

The club is for 6-12 year olds and runs every Wednesday for 4 weeks, during the summer holidays. We have morning sessions 10.30am-12noon for 6-8 year olds, and afternoon sessions 1.30pm-3.00pm for 9-12 year olds.

Children can be left for some activities, but some sessions may require adult accompaniment.

All sessions will meet at the Whitelee Ranger Cabin, located near the Whitelee Visitor Centre. 

Full details will be given at time of booking or closer to the event. Spaces are limited.

Title

Date

Details

Trail Quest

Wed 10 July

Join the rangers on an exciting trail quest.

6-8 years: Creepy Crawlies

Wed 17 July

Get your nets and magnifying glasses at the ready as we get up close and personal with the creepy crawlies of Whitelee.

9-12 years: Bird Box Build

Wed 17 July

Give nature a helping hand and test your woodwork skills at the same time, by building your very own bird box. Take your handiwork home and give the birds in your garden somewhere cosy to nest.

Critter Crafts

Wed 24 July

Unleash your creative side and get stuck in with some nature-based creations to take home.

Bog Scientists

Wed 31 July

Boggy Beasties gets boggy as we delve deeper into the science and wildlife of our peat bog.

 

 

Muddy Monsters Club WCRS logo
Muddy Monsters is our pre-school club for children between 2 to 5 years old and their adults.

The aim of the group is to get young children and their adults outside enjoying nature through games, stories and play with each session covering a different theme.

The group meet  from 1pm to 2pm at the Whitelee Visitor Centre.

Our 2024 Muddy Monster dates are:

Date

Details

Thurs 2 May

Fully Booked

Thurs 13 June

Bookings open 13 May

Thurs 11 July

Bookings open 11 June

Thurs 8 August

Bookings open 8 July

Thurs 12 September

Bookings open 12 August

Thurs 10 October

Bookings open 10 September

Thurs 14 November

Bookings open 14 October

Thurs 12 December

Bookings open 12 November

To book contact the Countryside Rangers

Bookings for each Muddy Monsters session will only open 1 month in advance.

 

 

Last modified on 11 April 2024