Fisherfield in Wester Ross, Scotland
The Dundonnell and Fisherfield Forest covers a large mountainous area of Wester Ross in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, lying between Loch Maree and Little Loch Broom. It is sometimes known as "The Last Great Wilderness" of Scotland, the area is entirely devoid of permanent settlements. Although termed a forest the area has very few trees.
Most of this remote area is given over to being a deer estate and care needs to be taken when hillwalking during the stalking season which is from July 1 until October 20. Always follow instructions posted next to walk entrances for your own safety.
You can find golden eagle, pine marten, otters, thousands of red deer and wild goats in this wilderness area. When walking with dogs it is advisable to keep them on leads as many dogs will follow the scent of deer or other wild animals and can easily get lost, or cause harm to animals they find.
There are several tracks through these mountains and most people with a reasonable level of fitness can walk along these to explore the area. If you plan on leaving the estate tracks then you do need to be properly equipped for all weathers with proper walking boots, outdoor clothing, maps and compass.
Please remember mobile phone reception may not be available if you get lost and try and call for help. Only experienced hill walkers should attempt to climb the mountains in Fisherfield, ideally go with a group or use a professional hill walking guide to explore the more remote areas of this region.
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