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10 Oct 2018

Walking in Wester Ross

A group of people stand on a grassy path, looking towards some very jagged and tall mountains.
Walktober is a series of walking events in Wester Ross.

There’s no better way to experience Scotland’s stunning countryside than walking through it. Providing access to these places has always been important to the Trust.

While the right to roam means that everyone can get out and explore, we think it’s important to go that step further and encourage walkers to take to the hills.

That’s what the Walktober programme is all about. This series of family-friendly walking events, in its seventh year in 2018, is set against the exhilarating backdrop of Wester Ross.

An aerial view of mountain peaks, showing ridges and steep grassy sides.
Kintail’s Five Sisters are a challenge for walkers.

The programme of guided treks, which includes an opportunity to spot wild red deer, hear stories from the past and take photos in the beautiful heart of north-west Scotland, will run from Friday 12 October until Sunday 21 October 2018 at Kintail, Torridon and Balmacara.

Walkers and adventurous spirits looking to get outdoors this autumn are invited to join our rangers to travel back in time to learn about the historic village of Plockton, discover the dramatic site of the Battle of Glenshiel and marvel at a rainbow of autumn colours sweeping across Lochalsh Woodland Park.

In 2018, the programme has grown to include a guided walk around idyllic Loch Coulin, hosted by the Skye and Wester Ross Fisheries Trust.

“Join us in exploring the beautiful landscapes of Wester Ross, which has now been recognised as a biosphere reserve – due to our devotion to protecting the area’s unique and diverse plants and wildlife.”
Gavin Skipper, Ranger
A view from raised ground, looking across a blue loch to towering mountains. Clouds scuff the peaks on an otherwise clear day.
Torridon has a great range of walks available.

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