Jacobites, Roe Deer and magic; a walk exploring the Culloden trail
People keen to explore the outdoors are being invited to come along on Sunday 20 March to enjoy a walk around the historical Culloden Trail in the company of the local Highland Council Ranger and a National Trust for Scotland Learning Officer from Culloden Battlefield and visitor centre. The 9km/6 mile route explores the history, mythology and wildlife of Culloden while taking in Culloden Woods and the Battlefield.Highland Council Ranger John Orr said. “As well as getting plenty of fresh air and exercise, we will be looking at wealth of wildlife to be found on this beautiful route and examining the remarkable historical events that took place in this rugged landscape.”
Jon Wartnaby Learning Officer from the National trust for Scotland added: “Culloden has a rich history, full of surprises and fantastic stories. I am looking forward to exploring them in the great outdoors”
Places on the guided walk, which take places from 11am until 2.30pm are limited and must be booked in advance. The cost will be £9 for adults and £5 for concessions. Details of where to meet up and will be given out at the time of booking. To book please contact John Orr on 01463 255291 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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: www.highland.gov.uk/countrysiderangerevents
Established in 1931, the National Trust for Scotland protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. With over 310,000 members it is the largest conservation charity in Scotland.
Culloden Battlefield is an important part of Scotland’s story and the trust has been managing the site since the 1930s. At this site on 16th April 1746, the Jacobite army fought to reclaim the throne of Britain from the Hanoverians for a Stuart king.