Hello, Cameron the Ranger here!
I’d like to introduce you to The Wild Coastal Trail in the Highlands of Scotland, one of the best places in the world to watch coastal wildlife such as birds, seals, dolphins and even whales!
In order to help you enjoy the wonderful marine wildlife, we have created the Wild Coastal Trail, including some of the best wildlife-watching sites around our coastline.
You can listen to me tell you more here (1.5MB MP3, 50 seconds).
If you haven’t already picked up a booklet or leaflet you can download the Wild Coastal Trail booklet for Highland (1002kb pdf) as well as leaflets to tell you about key sites in Caithness (194kb pdf), Skye and Lochalsh (193kb pdf) and the Inner Moray Firth (204kb pdf). At these sites you will find various information in the form of panels with mobile phone details if you want to call me to find out more.
We’d like to share our experiences with you, and we hope that you’d like to visit us at some of these special places.
Remember the Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching Code -
- Be aware of and sensitive to the needs of wildlife
- Take responsibility for your actions
- Have respect for other people, wildlife and the environment
Highland Council’s 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. These are aimed at local communities and visitors alike and provide a great way to get to know our natural world.
The new Ranger Guided Walks and Events Booklet 2013 is now available and you can find out more about the Countryside Ranger here.