Rangers show the way on the Peatlands of the Flow Country
30th May 2016
Over forty members of the public attended a series of high profile guided walks on the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland led by the Highland Council Rangers.
Andy Summers, Senior Countryside Ranger said: "We saw lots of exciting wildlife including great views of a peregrine falcon, breeding greenshanks and red-throated divers, dragonflies hunting around bog pools. People were able to get up close and personal to examine insect-eating sundews and butterworts and enjoyed the chance to look at some pre-crofting carved stones and sheilings. All the guided walks were well received and many participants wanted to know when we are doing it again."
The Highland Council Rangers were delivering these free events as part of the Flows to the Future Project peatland week.
There were guided walks exploring the historic Moine Path walk near Ben Hope and the spectacular Berriedale Strath as well as walks to some of the more remote Assynt "cnoc and loch" landscapes around Drumbeg.
More details about the Flow Country and lots of information about peatlands can be found on the website www.theflowcountry.org.uk
The Flows to the Future project gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
For Rangers in walks in Highland go to www.outdoorhighands.co.uk
Ranger Andy Summers illustrates some of the interesting peatland wildlife on a guided walk.
Photographer - Greg Allen from Lochinver
Events set out reasons to support UNESCO World Heritage Site Status for The Flow Country. TV historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver and geology's ‘rock star' Professor Iain Stewart will be joined by UNESCO expert Professor Barry Gilbertson in a series of talks in the Highlands this summer that answer the question Why make The Flow Country a World Heritage Site? The ‘Full Flow' events, which will take place in Lairg, Thurso and Inverness on 5, 6, and 7 July respectively, invite audiences to hear about the environmental and cultural importance of The Flow Country in Sutherland and Caithness, addressing Scotland's climate emergency, the need to protect the spectacular beauty and wildlife of the area’s unique habitat and the part it plays in the lives of people who live here.
See the poster. School's Out activities online now http://www.myhighlife.co.uk/sap/.
A walk with the Rangers to see the village. See poster for details and how to book.
See poster for a number of events from the Ranger service..
Enjoy a gorgeous spring-time walk up the Dunbeath Strath. Follow the river through the hazel & birch woods and up onto Cnoc na Maranaich to take in amazing views.
So what do you do as a family in the dark evenings? Well here is an unusual activity night organised by the Highland Rangers that families can enjoy together. Join the rangers for a family event in the dark at Dunnet Bay.
A few Ranger events in June. See poster For many more Ranger events across Highland go to - https://www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/upcoming-events/ Don't forget about - Friday 1st June 2018 Area: Wick Foosum Fingers, outdoor messy play, Newtonhill croft forest Have you got a toddler that enjoys exploring outside? Come along for outdoor fun with multi-sensory play activities.
[Printer Friendly Version]