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24-Mar-11, 10:32
Caithness puffins featured on walks programme

A PROGRAMME of over 350 guided walks and events has been published by Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers in conjunction with New Century Publications Group.
Councillor Ian Ross, Chairman of The Highland Council’s Planning, Environment and Development Committee said: “The 2011 programme runs from April through to the end of the summer with events taking place throughout the Highlands. The guided walks and illustrated talks led by our Rangers helps to raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife, and heritage of the Highlands. With over 350 events to choose from there will be something for everyone to enjoy and take part in. This is a great opportunity for both locals and visitors to the Highlands to get out and about and discover more about our wonderful great outdoors.”
Some highlights in the programme of walks and events include:
• watching the puffins in Caithness;
• an off-road cycle from Golspie to Brora;
• going batty in Poolewe;
• exploring the mysteries of the Black Rock Gorge in Evanton;
• a bushcraft day at Abriachan;
• an early morning with the otters in Strathspey;
• hunting the dragon in Ballachulish; and
• walking the length of Skye on the Skye and Lochalsh Trail.
The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers has an aim of promoting public enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside and conserving wildlife.
Copies of the Ranger Guided Walks & Events booklets are available from Highland Council Service Points and libraries and can be viewed or downloaded from the Council’s website at: /leisureandtourism/what-to-see/rangers/countrysiderangerevents.htm