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Ranger Services

Aberdeenshire Council operates a Countryside Ranger Service, helping everyone make the most of their cultural and natural heritage, from mountain to sea, across Aberdeenshire.


footprints from a scary thingThe Ranger Service organises a programme of events to help you make the most of your visit to Aberdeenshire’s fantastic coast and countryside.  Some of these events are held in Aden Country Park. Whether you are interested in wildlife watching, have young children who enjoy hunting for mini-beasts, or simply want to benefit from some informal exercise by walking in the fresh air, there should be something to interest you.

The Ranger Service also offers activities, guided walks and talks to adult and children’s groups who want to learn more about their environment.

Events are usually free of charge. To view the Ranger Service events in Aden visit the What’s On section. To view Ranger Service events from across the whole of Aberdeenshire please visit the Ranger Service webpage

Environmental Education

Environmental education sessions in support of the Curriculum for Excellence are also available to schools. Sessions can be adapted to suit particular projects and can be delivered either at the school, in Aden or any suitable site.

Natural History Cabin

The Natural History Cabin within Aden Country Park is a child friendly space which acts as both a base for various events, as well as an indoor space for learning about Aden and its natural history. This space is only open during events or by appointment with the Buchan Ranger or the Senior Ranger for North Aberdeenshire.


Buchan and the surrounding area have much to offer those who enjoy n ature.  For further information on the diverse range of both wildlife and habitats, which include some of the most beautiful nature reserves in the UK, please follow the Nature & Wildlife link


Many events need to be booked in advance. If the event you plan to attend is in Aden or Buchan, please contact the Countryside Ranger for Buchan using the contact details below. If you have any special requirements please discuss with the Ranger prior to the event.

The Buchan Ranger

Tel: 01771 622857

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Or write to:

The Rangers’ Office, Aden Country Park, MINTLAW, AB42 5FQ