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Heading for the Scottish hills

Our hills and mountains are used for a huge number of different recreational activities from quiet picnics in the glens to strenuous days hill walking or mountain biking, but this is also a working landscape so if you're heading into the hills, it's important to take heed of any reasonable requests by land managers.

Deer management and access

Deer management can take place during many months of the year but the most sensitive time is the stag stalking season (from 1 July to 20 October, but with most stalking taking place from August onwards). During this season, you can help to minimise disturbance by taking reasonable steps to find out where stalking is taking place and by taking account of advice on alternative routes. Avoid crossing land where stalking is taking place. Stalking does not normally take place on a Sunday.

The Heading for the Scottish Hills external site web-service has been developed to provide information to hill-walkers and other recreational users about deer stalking. Please try the service out and give us your views.

Remember to check for ticks when you return from your walk or cycle. Get advice on how to remove ticks safely and what to watch out for if you've been bitten. external site

Last updated on Monday 14th December 2015 at 16:12 PM. Click here to comment on this page