Animal Tracking Course on Bennachie

Red squirrel an elusive resident of Bennachie
Red squirrel an elusive resident of Bennachie

On Sunday, February 15, the Bailies of Bennachie are keen to hear from anyone over 16 years old who would like to learn more about tracking wildlife.

This one day course is being led by Willow Lohr, an internationally qualified tracker, who will be running this course which will be based on Bennachie. This day long course (starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm) is an excellent opportunity to learn how to spot signs of badgers, squirrels, deer and the other wildlife living on Bennachie.

The course will start at 10am at the Bennachie Centre, near Chapel of Garioch, when Willow will begin with an introduction to tracking, the rest of the day will be spent out-of-doors looking for evidence of the wildlife that lives on the hill. Warm and waterproof clothing is required plus walking boots and a packed lunch as this course is outside.

Willow Lhor has spent most of her life living in the more remote parts of the Scottish Highlands, on a smallholding with rare breed sheep, hens and bees, Willow has always been intrigued to learn the skills which enable us to live ‘off the land’. There are limited places on this day course which has been partly subsidised by the Bailies of Bennachie so costs are: £10 for Bailies of Bennachie members or £15 for non Bailies of Bennachie. All places need to be booked in advance by either emailing and complete the booking form or phoen 07799 658209 for details.