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Council’s Ranger gets ‘erratic’ on Ben Wyvis (14/05/08)
A guided walk on a Ross-shire mountain with Highland Council’s Countryside Ranger, Martin Hind will explore how upland Highland was formed.
The slopes of Ben Wyvis are the chosen location where the effects of glaciation will be viewed on Monday 26th May.
Easter Ross Ranger Martin Hind said: “The Ben has some of the best and obvious features and clues which help to understand how these mountains look they way they do. We will be looking out for erratics, plough stones, boulder lobes, terracing and other periglacial features as well as the bigger glacial features of U-shaped valleys and moraines. Participants can learn how and when these features were formed and hopefully this will give an insight to similar features around the Highlands.”
As Ben Wyvis is a Munro over 3000ft, a good degree of walking fitness is expected for those attending. Participants should be prepared for a day-walk, and all weather conditions should be taken into account; including the appropriate clothing, footwear, food and water.
The Highland Council Countryside Rangers are a partnership between The Highland Council and Scottish Natural Heritage with the aim of promoting public enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside and conserving wildlife.
The walk starts at 9.30am meeting at the Forestry Commission Ben Wyvis car park at Garbat. Anyone wishing to attend or who requires further information should contact Martin on tel: 01349 868563 or e-mail: email@example.com