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Ranger service guided walks in Northwest Sutherland with Donald Mitchell
High Life Highland Countryside Ranger

August 2018
There is no charge for the walks but we rely on your donations to help us protect our highland wildlife and heritage. It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our countryside ranger service. Booking is required so please visit http://booking.highlifehighland.com use the booking reference number for the event you would like to join and for information on where and when to meet.

 Balnakeil House and Churchyard - Photo © Iain Morrison High Life Highland Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. This wide range of events and activities is aimed at local communities and visitors alike. The August 2018 list of walks is listed below. For full information on the High Life Highland Countryside events and Rangers visit the High Life Highland Website @ Outdoor Highlands Website and to book events log on to Highland Region Outdoor Highlands Website BOOKING

Guided walks in Northwest Sutherland - August 2018
There is no charge for the walks but we rely on your donations to help us protect our highland wildlife and heritage. It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our countryside ranger service. Booking is required so please visit http://booking.highlifehighland.com use the booking reference number for the event you would like to join and for information on where and when to meet.
Contact; Donald Mitchell. Tel 01971 511756
or e-mail donald.mitchell@highlifehighland.com


Thurs. 2.08.18 Guided walk- The Kyle of Durness. A fairly leisurely beautiful coastal walk around the Kyle of Durness and Balnakeil bay, about 4hrs & 7.5k. Great scenery, seabirds, wild flowers including Scottish primrose, otter signs and remote wee beaches, superb! Time: 10:30 – 14:30 Booking ref: 001073KNBV


Fri. 3.08.18 Whale watch from the north coast at Durness. A drop in event, bring your binoculars [some provided, with ID information], it is fair weather dependant – no guarantees of seeing them either but if it is a good day standing looking out to sea is a pleasant occupation! Children welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Time: 10:30 to 12:30 Booking ref: KNBV 014972


Fri. 10.08.18 Guided walk – Ceannabienne Clearance Township. Coastal walk around an historic site near Durness cleared of people in the early 1800s; local history plus a fine walk to a perfect “secret” beach with beautiful scenery. Just over 2k and about 1½ hrs. Time: 10:30 to 12:00 Booking ref: KNBV 001074


Thurs. 16.08.18 Guided walk – Scourie bay, south side. A beautiful coastal walk over ancient terrain with a bit of geology, seabirds, good views, signs of otters and plenty fresh air. Time: 10:30 to 13:30 Booking ref: 001085 KNBV Contact: donald.mitchell@highlifehighland.com


Wed. 22.08.18 Guided walk – Castle Bharraich & beyond. A Hill walk to this enigmatic castle ruin by Tongue, then beyond over the moor across the hill, returning to Tongue by the quiet old road. Fine scenery, moorland flowers and wildlife. Time: 10:30 to 13:30. Booking ref: 001086 FARR Contact: donald.mitchell@highlifehighland.com


Tues. 28.08.18 …Guided walk – Glen Dubh by Kylestrome. An energetic hike over the hills 13k approx. [max height 380m] and back by a coastal track. Chance of seeing eagles, red deer, fantastic scenery and much moorland wildlife. Stout footwear advised, bring lunch. Time: 10:30 to 16:00 Booking ref: 001087 KNBV Contact: donald.mitchell@highlifehighland.com




Contact; Donald Mitchell Tel 01971 511756 or e-mail donald.mitchell@highlifehighland.com


Glen Dubh from Kylesku
Glen Dubh from Kylesku - Image © ?



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Castle Varrich Photo © Donald Mitchell Welcome to the Guided Walks Page in conjuction with the High Life Highland Countryside Rangers, Donald Mitchell and Paul Castle. This Page is designed to host infomation on guided walks on the North West Coast. If you have any photos of your walks with the Rangers, I would be delighted to host a selection on a photo page to go with this page. Please send any recent photos you may have taken - preferably from unusual vantage points or quirky photos and I will put them on the Guided Walks Photo Page. I look forward to seeing your photos. All photos will be acknowledged and copyright attributed to the contributor. Enjoy, Iain