Hill Walking v. Stalking

A concern with Hill Walkers is any potential conflict with stalkers.  This PDF will provide a mine of information regarding points of contact and areas safe from stalking. HFTSH -Table Area 2 – Northern Highlands


Vehicular access to Glen Strathfarrar and the seventeen miles of private road up the Glen has been negotiated by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and access details and arrangements are explained on their web page. A maximum of twenty five cars are allowed at any time.

During the summer season (end of March to end of October) vehicle access is available to everyone, though controlled by a gate-keeper and subject to a number of conditions. You do not need to advise Mountaineering Scotland if you wish to visit the glen during the summer access period.

  • The glen is closed to vehicles all day Tuesday, and closed Wednesday until 1.30pm
  • Daily opening times are:
    • April               9am – 6pm
      May                 9am – 7pm
      June                9am – 8pm
      July                 9am – 8pm
      August           9am – 8pm
      September   9am – 7pm
      October         9am – 6pm

There is no overnight parking allowed in the Glen.

The Glen Cannich and Glen Affric roads are open all year with no restriction as far as the car parks.

Roads beyond the car parks in Glen Affric are private.


For those that fancy the stalking but lack the blood lust there are various operations in the Highlands that provide photography stalking trips. Provides the fun of the chase across the wild tops with something other to take home rather than venison steaks. For those that want the real thing and have deep pockets there is stalking available in season at various estates. Local hotels may well be able to make arrangements.

red deer

Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo