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Whitelee events

Find out about events at Whitelee.

Discover the exciting events and activities programme the Whitelee Countryside Rangers Service (WCRS) deliver throughout the year. Whitelee also supports a number of events delivered by charities, including the annual 'Run the Blades' event. 

All WCRS events are free, whilst those delivered by others may involve a fee.

Events 2020

DateTimeEventDescriptionMeeting pointBooking information
08/021pm to 4pmBoost Your RoostIt's National Nest Box Week, so come along and help out your local bats and birds by building them their own cosy homes.Whitelee Visitor CentreFully booked
28/031pm to 3.30pmWalk the Seasons, Step into SpringWalk the Seasons is a series of shorter walks in different areas of the windfarm. Join us for some fresh air, exercise and a natter as we go. Walk approx. 5 miles.ArdochrigBooking essential
06/0411am to 3pmMakaton Treasure HuntExplore the world of Makaton in a treasure hunt! Bring your team along to find all the hidden symbols to open up the treasure chest. Ideal for both Makaton users and non-Makaton users.Whitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
12/0412pm to 4pmEgg-straspecial
Easter
It's time to get egg-cited about Easter egg-ain as we hunt for eggs, decorate eggs and... smash eggs to bits on our egg rolls! It's going to be egg-ceptional!Whitlee Visitor CentreDrop in
17/0412.30pm to 4pmTest Your TribeGather your tribe and head to Whitelee to take on our testing but fun series of survival skills challenges.Whitelee Visitor CentreBooking essential
23/059am to 12pm and 8pm to 10pmCold Blooded CrittersSpecial Offer - 2 activities in 1 day! Come with us to stalk the elusive Whitelee adders in the morning, then return in the evening as we peer in on our pond dwelling frogs, toads and newts. * Bring a torch.Whitlee Visitor CentreBooking essential
25/0512pm to 3pmBug Hunters (Makaton style)Come along and see what you can find in the undergrowth in this creepy crawlie hunt.Whitlee Visitor CentreDrop in
10/0510.30am to 3pmValley Walk Fest, Wandering into the WindStride up from the Irvine Valley to Whitelee windfarm, taking in some of the historical sites along the way. Stunning views, caves and monuments line the route, and there should be some wildlife too. Part of the route is off track so waterproof footwear essential. This walk is led by Rennie Mason (Whitelee Countryside Ranger), Roddy McTavish (Forestry and Land Scotland), Hugh Morton and Joyce Morton. Graded: moderate. Lunch stop. 6.5 miles.Whitelee Visitor CentreBooking essential
20/069pm to 11pmWalk the Seasons Summer SolsticeThe sun is high in the sky so it's festival solstice time again. Join us on a walk to the Blackwood viewpoint to celebrate this magical time, chat and hear about the cultural significance of this time.Whitelee Visitor CentreBooking essential
28/0610.30am to 4pmOrienteering
Adventurer
Test your map reading skills in our orienteering courses. See how long it takes your team to find all the control points. Trails between 6.4km /4 miles and 12.8km/8 miles. *No teams can set off after noon. Make sure you bring you phone with you.ArdochrigBooking essential
12/071pm to 4pmCanine CapersSilly games, treats & prizes, and dogs doing what dogs want to do. If your dog could speak they'd say - 'take us to Whitelee Canine Capers event'!Whitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
17/07 - 18/07n/aRun the BladesEntering its sixth year and fully supported by WCRS, Run the Blades is a unique event incorporating 3 distances: 10k, half marathon and 50K ultra.Whitelee Visitor CentreMore information
24/071pm to 3.30pm and 9pm to 11pmPeacocks and PeppersJoin us as we explore the world of butterflies and moths in this 2 for 1 event! In the afternoon help us find and record butterflies and in the evening why not come back and see what moths we can find. *You can come on both parts of the event or just 1 part of the eventArdochrigDrop in
31/0710am to 3pm3 Reservoirs and Dogs!Grab your shades, don your (rain) suit and bring the dog for a hearty hike to the 3 reservoirs at the windfarm. We'll be covering ~15km/9.3miles both on and off track so this ones for the adventurers. There wont be any shootouts but hopefully we'll see some interesting wildlife along the way.Whitelee Visitor CentreBooking essential
09/0811am to 3pmCrafty RocksGet crafty by painting your own rocks and story cookies with Makaton symbols or drawings that you can hide around Whitelee or take home. Ideal for Makaton users and non-Makaton users.Whitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
14/087pm to 9pmCrafty Campfire StoriesWhile the kids get the fires started for everyone to cook lunch on with a Ranger, the adults will head out on a foraging walk with another ranger to collect food to eat at lunch.TBCBooking essential
29/0811am to 2.30pmFind It, Fry It or Fire ItWhile the kids get the fires started for everyone to cook lunch on with a Ranger, the adults will
head out on a foraging walk with another ranger to collect food to eat at lunch.
Whitelee Visitor CentreBooking essential
11/096.30pm to 9.30pmWalk the Seasons, Twilight StrollJoin us in this twilight walk through the windfarm. What night time creatures will we see? Walk approx. 8.8km/5.5 miles. *Bring a torch.ArdochrigBooking essential
20/0910am to 4pmWhittling WhiteleeCalling all want-to-be whittlers - come and see how time accelerates as you get engrossed in crafting your own spoon from green wood using traditional tools and skills. Limited spaces so book fast. 15 years and older must be accompanied by an adult.Whitelee Visitor CentreBooking essential
12/101pm to 3pmBonkers and ConkersPrepare your own conker and put it to the test at the first ever Whitelee Conker Contest.Whitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
16/1012pm to 3.30pmMakaton Map MastersLearn how to read a basic map and explore the windfarm with your team on this Makaton orienteering course. Ideal for Makaton users and non-Makaton users. May not be suitable for all wheel chairs, phone for more details.Whitelee Visitor CentreBooking essential
23/106.30pm to 8.45pmHalloween Night, The Burning ManJoin us for a frightening evening where we'll be immersing ourselves with the Wicker Man! Games and activities for all at the visitor centre, with a spooky scary walk on site. (Limited spaces on walks, first come first served). *Bring a torchWhitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
03/11 - 05/115pm to 12amNae Fireworks NightEscape the fireworks with the dog(s) and head to Whitelee for our huge firework free nights. Check social media closer to the time for updates. There will be a Ranger led walk from 7.30pm on the 5th. *Bring a torch.Whitelee Visitor CentreDrop in
29/111pm to 3.30pmWalk the Seasons, Winter is Coming!The last in our Walk the Seasons series of shorter walks. Join us for some fresh air, exercise and a natter as we go. Approx. 3 miles over rough ground in places.TBCBooking essential
05/1211am to 2pmWonderful WreathsJoin us to make your very own Christmas wreath from natural materials.Whitelee Visitor CentreBooking essential

pdf icon Download the Whitelee events guide 2020 [506kb]

Printed copies of the 2020 events programme can be found at the Whitelee Visitor Centre or Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service cabin.

Event programmes and posters are also sent to libraries in East Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and East Ayrshire.

For more information about any of our events, or if you wish to host an event at Whitelee, email whitelee-crs@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or phone 0141 614 0962.

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