Highlands - Balintore and Shandwick

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Highlands - Balintore and Shandwick
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Target Species: Northern Brown Argus, Small Blue, Small Copper, Grayling.  Also Six-spot Burnet moths

Organiser:  BC Highland Branch

Date:  Wednesday July 2

Time:  10.30am

Meeting place:  Car parking area at NH862753 in Balintore (OS Sheet 21 – Dornoch, Alness & Invergordon area).  This is reached by turning right off the B9166 at Balintore, and driving past the harbour for about 200-300 metres.  There is also a car park at the harbour, with public toilets.

Description:  we’ll walk along the path between the shore and the village, after about 1km we leave the village behind.  After about another 1km the path heads up a narrow path up the hillside which is quite overgrown in places.

Approx duration:  3 to 4 hours, maybe longer depending on how far along the path we go and what the weather is like.

What’s needed:  Packed lunch, the path is steep and rough in places so appropriate footwear will be needed as will waterproof clothing in case of bad weather. 

Any other information:  Purple Oxytropis grows on the steep grassy slopes on the hill.

Leader name:  Audrey Turner


  • Audrey Turner
    Work01479 811517