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Heading for the Scottish Hills

Heading for the Scottish Hills

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Hillwalkers at trig point below Spidean Coire nan Clach, looking along ridge.

The Access Code says that land managers should tell people where deer stalking is taking place and suggest alternative routes. Heading for the Scottish Hills provides a simple way for land managers to achieve this, and can help reduce disturbance and demonstrate a positive approach to access in the public interest.

Heading for the Scottish Hills focuses on providing general stalking information, with links to local sources such as estates' own websites for more detailed information, and now covers a much wider area than before. The new service is also much easier for land managers to join, and we've developed brief guidance (including a proforma) to help you provide the necessary information. Please send this to us by e-mail at Alternatively, you could join the service in conjunction with neighbouring estates through your Deer Management Group.

The information on Heading for the Scottish Hills should not require regular updating, but some things, such as estate management patterns, web links or phone numbers, will change from time to time. Please remember to tell us (at the above e-mail address) if any amendments are needed.


Guidance and proforma for providing estate information on Heading for the Scottish Hills


General guidance on communication about stalking from the National Access Forum