Follow the Culloden Trail
Joint news release from The Highland Council and the National Trust for Scotland
Members of the public are being invited to join The Highland Council and National Trust for Scotland on a guided walk of the new 6-mile Culloden Trail, Inverness, on Wednesday 7 August from 1 - 5pm.
Participants will be guided by local Highland Council Ranger, John Orr and Katey Boal, Learning Manager, the National Trust for Scotland.
The Scottish Government / LEADER / Highland Council - funded trail features historic sites such as the Cumberland Stone as well as the Battlefield, local communities, fields and forests. The guided walk will take in Culloden Battlefield and Culloden Woods. Admission for this event will include tea and shortbread at the NTS Culloden Visitor Centre.
John said: “We will be looking at the wealth of wildlife to be found on this beautiful route which lives in an area steeped in history. As well as getting lots of fresh air and exercise, those who come along will be rewarded with refreshments at the visitor centre at the end of the walk.”
Katey, who is based at Culloden Battlefield, added: “This is a great opportunity to explore the wider story of Culloden. We’ll be examining the remarkable historical events that took place in this rugged landscape – it is bound to be a wonderful afternoon.”
Anyone wishing to join the walk should contact John Orr on tel: 01463 255291 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org as booking for the event is essential. Prices are: Adults £10, Concessions £6.
The Culloden trail is a partnership of the National Trust for Scotland, The Highland Council, Forestry Commission Scotland and Balloch Community Council.
Members of The Highland Council’s Inverness South Ward, Councillors Carolyn Caddick, Jim Crawford, Ken Gowans and Thomas Prag have supported construction of the trail with contributions from the Inverness South Ward Discretionary Fund in recognition of its benefits for local residents and visitors alike.
The Highland Council 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. A programme of Ranger Guided Walks and Events is on the council’s website at: http://www.highland.gov.uk/countrysiderangerevents.htm