Lochalsh Wildlife Watch Group

The Lochalsh Wildlife Watch group is run by National Trust for Scotland rangers based at Kintail and Balmacara, and is aimed at children between 7 and 12 year old. Younger children are welcome if they are accompanied by an adult. The club is affiliated to the Scottish Wildlife Trust and we take part in national wildlife projects and surveys.

What we do

How to get involved

For more information on any of the activities please contact Gavin Skipper gskipper@nts.org.uk or Balmacara Estate Office on 01599 566325

Watch group information


For more information on any of the activities please contact Gavin Skipper gskipper@nts.org.uk 01599 566325

To book contact Balmacara Estate Office – 01599 566325

01599 566325
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Where and when?

Where we meet

We meet in various locations about 10 times a year, with most sessions held once a week in May and June and more in the Autumn (days and times are variable).



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Spring Surprises

10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

Come along for a morning or an afternoon of fun games and activities at Lochalsh Woodland Park next to Balmacara Square. Join the National Trust for Scotland rangers as we explore the woodland and discover how spring has sprung.  Find out what is happening to our plants and wildlife as the season changes. Celebrate the start of the 2019 Lochalsh Wildlife Watch Club programme with hot chocolate and marshmallows toasted over an open fire. Younger children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

£2 per child


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

1pm – 4pm

Drop in anytime to Balmacara Square between 1pm and 4pm, and see what the Easter Bunny has left? Toddlers trail based around the square. Family groups with older children can try out the wildlife challenge in the Woodland Park. For the more adventurous there is an orienteering circuit based around the woodland and the open hill. Collect the clues, solve the puzzle and claim your chocolatey reward. Anyone for chocolate bunnies? Event sponsored by Cadbury.

£2 per child

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Sessions are £2 per child


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