North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival 2016

The Highland Council Countryside Rangers will be presenting a wide range of events in this year’s North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival which will focus on the wildlife, heritage, history and nature travellers on the iconic route can spot.

The Rangers have joined with a host of other organisations including North West Highlands Geopark, Scottish Natural Heritage, John Muir Trust, the RSPB, Flow to the Future, Caithness Wildlife Tours, Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to develop a fantastic programme of guided walks and other events for people of all ages to enjoy.

The Festival takes place from 28th of May - 5th of June and has been created to bring the best of the outdoors straight to the North Coast 500 travellers at locations across the route. 

The fun and family-friendly activity programme focuses on the amazing wildlife, heritage, history and nature of the area with events such as guided walks, puffin watching, boat trips, safaris and much, much more. There are opportunities to look for puffins, golden eagles, badgers, bumblebees, otters, seals, dolphins and more with an experienced guide. If you want to climb a mountain, go for a breath-taking coastal walk, sit and watch birds or partake in an art workshop then this could be for you.

Andy Summers , Senior Countryside Ranger for Caithness and Sutherland said: “These are perfect activities to keep anyone occupied on their North Coast 500 trip! All who comes on these events will be amazed at the range and diversity of our wildlife and for many this could be their chance to learn about and hopefully see things they would not otherwise and all this in some stunning scenery.” 


Many of the events need to be booked in advance so people interested in taking part are advised to book early. A full list of the events by downloading a copy of the programme here
or alternatively head to the NC500 website Events Calendar where each event is individually listed. 

5 Apr 2016
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