Early start for Ben Wyvis our local Munro near Invernessto meet Graeme and Penny on their last Munro on the “Great Munro Adventure”. I should be a great day and my first Munro since my operation in July. It will be a slow day will update tomorrow of the celebrations on the hill. Ben Wyvis ” The hill of terror ” is a hill I can see most days a big solitary mountain across the Moray Firth from where I live. It has a a big plateau and in winter huge cornices and is a hill that has lived up to its name ” hill of terror”on a bad winters days as navigation can be interesting on the long haul to the summit across the plateau . Hopefully today it will be a great day and the views will be outstanding from its isolated viewpoint. What an achievement all the Munros in one journey, the worst summer for years but the pair of them kept going , it will be a fun day if I can keep up, just to share the company of so many friends will make it a day to remember.
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Scotland offers fantastic hillwalking, but summer and autumn are also important times for deer stalking, which is essential for sustainable deer management.
This service helps you find out where this is taking place during the stag stalking season (1st July to 20th October, but with most stalking from August onwards), so you can plan routes which minimise the chance of disturbing stalking, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. The links below the map provide stalking information for hills in different areas of Scotland. http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/
Some estates provide broad messages indicating the general period in which stag stalking takes place, with contact details if further information is needed. These messages do not mean that the hills are inaccessible during this period, and are simply an aid to planning to help you minimise the chance of disturbing stalking. In the absence of more specific information, you can often minimise the risk of disturbance by using paths and following ridges. Take account of reasonable advice that you receive on the day, for example from a sign or a stalker. If you feel that a land manager has given you unreasonable advice, you can report this to the local access officer.