The Highland Council's Countryside Rangers constitute the largest local authority Countryside Ranger provision in Scotland with 25 full time and 3 seasonal Rangers spread throughout the Highland Council Area.
The Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. Events include guided walks, archaeology trails, story-telling, wildlife walks and family events for all interests, ages and levels of fitness. This wide range of events and activities is aimed at local communities and visitors alike. The Countryside Rangers also have responsibilities in; the promotion of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code ; contributing to the Highland Council's Biodiversity duties; promoting Eco-school status for all schools in the Highland Council area; and are involved in the management of a large number of countryside sites throughout the Highland Council Area. The Highland Council also operates a Ranger Service on The Great Glen Way and The West Highland Way, two of Scotland's formal long distance routes.
For information on events visit: http://www.highland.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/what-to-see/rangers/countrysiderangerevents.htm
The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is situated 1.5 miles along the Glen Nevis road from the Nevis bridge mini-roundabout. Here you will find information on walking and the local area. There are toilets and a shop where you can buy essentials, such as maps and snacks or a gift to remind you of your visit. The grounds around the Centre have parking for approximately 80 cars and there are lots of places to picnic beside the riverside. The Visitor Centre Bridge allows you to cross to the other side and you can either follow an enjoyable walk along the riverside or continue onto the Ben Nevis track. The Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week.
For information visit: http://www.highland.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/what-to-see/visitorcentres/glennevisvisitorcentre.htm
Discover Explore has been built by The Workshop. It is part of Discovering Places which is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor
Discovering Places is delivered in partnership between The Heritage Alliance and London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Original artwork by Tom Morgan-Jones & The Geography Collective.