Join our expert local guides for a walk in 2019 – here’s the programme of what’s coming up at Quinag….
6 May – Come out early and listen to the dawn chorus in the woodland. Try your id skills and enjoy waking up to bird song. Meet at layby on B869 above river at Torr a’ Ghamhna (waterfall layby) grid ref NC214323. 8am -10am.
3 June – A mountain walk up some of Spidean Coinich. This walk offers spectacular views and possible sightings of red deer, mountain hare and golden eagles. Meet at car park north of Skiag Bridge, grid ref NC233274. 11am-1pm.
1 July – Walk with local naturalist Ian Evans along old route of the south side of Quinag and explore the wildlife and plants. Meet at layby on A837, grid ref 202260. 11am-2pm.
12 August – Map and compass skills. Learn basic map features, how to take a bearing, walking to a point on the map using a compass. Meet at car park north of Skiag Bridge, grid ref NC233274. 11am-2pm.
2 September – Walking in the wild. Learn basic survival skills and how to enjoy being in the outdoors safely. Meet at car park north of Skiag Bridge, grid ref NC233274. 11am-3pm.
7 October – Nut collection walk. Working with our partners at Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) join us on a foraging walk, collecting seed sources for the native tree nursery. Meet at Lochinver car park next to church/bus stop, grid ref NC094227. 10am-2pm.
All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Dress appropriately for changeable Highland weather and bring good sturdy shoes/boots and packed lunch/snack. Donations welcome towards these walks. For further information contact: Romany Garnett or call her on 07947 872226.