Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a revamped version of the ‘Heading for the Scottish Hills’ service, allowing walkers to check for possible deer stalking taking place on estates.
This helps to reduce the chance of disturbing stag stalking during the peak season from late summer to October 20.
SNH has redeveloped the website after comments from walkers and land managers, as well as partners such as the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the Association of Deer Management Groups.
The new service covers more hills and is now accessible from mobiles and tablets.
The website - www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/hftsh - includes general information about stalking on all participating estates and contact details for further information. There is also information about responsible behaviour for land managers and walkers.
The site now provides information on specific Munros, Corbetts and other popular hills as well as routes that are “always okay” and general information such as the approximate length of stag stalking and the days when stalking does not take place.