Packed winter programme

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Aberdeenshire Council’s Ranger Service has put together a range of activities this winter.

On Sunday, December 21 from 1.30-3.30pm a walk be held in Cleanhill Wood where visitors will be able to make some winter treats for the birds. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at Cleanhill Wood car park. To book telephone 01261 813299 or email

The big garden birdwatch runs around Haughton Park in Alford on January 24 from 10.30am-12pm. Booking essential - call 013398 80868.

Celebrate Nest Box Week where you can create a bird box for your garden, school or local area at Aden Country Park (11am-2pm) and Bennachie Centre (1-3pm) both on Saturday, February 14.

The Aden Country park event is a drop in session whereas booking for Bennachie can be made by calling 07786 021781.

Feather the Nest runs on the same day from 2-4pm. For the meeting place and to book contact 01261 813299.

Enjoy a circular walk over the Giant’s Steps at Cullen Harbout by Tigh Na Mara on Sunday, March 29 from 1-4pm. Suitable for adults only.

Book by calling 01261 813299 or email