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Council's rangers step out on Skye for Healthy Highland Week

Issued: 11 Jan 2007

Council's rangers step out on the Isle of Skye for Healthy Highland Week.

People in Skye and Lochalsh are being urged to put their best foot forward and step out with Highland Council~s Countryside Rangers who have organised two local walks as part of Healthy Highland Week.

Healthy Highland Week runs from Monday the 15th to Sunday the 21st of January 2007 and is a week long celebration of the Highlands as a healthy and vibrant place to live. Groups all around Highland are holding healthy events to help kick-start the Highland Year of Culture ~ Highland 2007.

Countryside Ranger Sarah Kay said: "The two walks we have organised offer a choice. At Broadford on the Old Corry Loop we are asking people to join us for an easy walk to celebrate Healthy Highland Week while keeping those New Years resolutions. And if you~ve never been up to the Old Man of Storr, then a walk to this remarkable land mark deserves a closer look. We hope walkers will take a Healthy Highland Week stroll up to the rock, defying gravity, perched high up above the Sound of Raasay. The views from the top are well worth the effort!"

The 7km walk at Broadford ~ Old Corry Loop takes place on Wednesday 17th January from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Titled, ~People of the Past~ the rangers will provide information during the walk about how prehistoric farmers, Vikings and the early Church have all left their mark on this part of Skye. Participants are invited to meet at the tourist information centre, Broadford - grid reference (NG643235). The Old Corry Loop offers walking on established paths on various surfaces and slopes.

On Saturday 20th January from 1:30 to 4:30pm the rangers will lead a 3km walk to The Old Man of Storr. Participants are asked to meet at the Storr car park - grid reference (NG508528). This walk is described as covering paths and rough or boggy ground at low level for which a reasonable level of fitness is required.

The Highland Council Countryside Rangers are a partnership between The Highland Council and Scottish Natural Heritage with the aim of promoting public enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside and conserving wildlife.

Details of all the Healthy Highland Week Events can be found on the internet at www.healthyhighland.com

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