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Footprints

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. As I climb up into the hills, along paths like the one up Suilven, I’m sure I’m not the only one to reflect not only on my literal footprints, but also on my wider impacts on the world. There’s something about getting out into nature that helps us ponder the big questions.  As I look down across the splendid Assynt landscape – a cnocan-lochan tapestry studded with jewels – I feel closer to the earth and don’t want anything to damage it. A big walk gives us time to think things through, to shape directions we will pursue when we return to normal life, to clarify our aspirations and work out our next steps. Ideally we have time in the day to achieve a state of animal simplicity, simply moving our bodies and using all our senses to observe what we encounter – the texture of lichens, the sound of a ptarmigan, the pineapple (or is it coconut?) fragrance of gorse wafting up from Glencanisp on a warm breeze, and the

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NC500 Wildlife Festival 28th May- 5th June 2016

As we are perfectly positioned on the NC500 route, it gives us the opportunity to be part of the NC500 Wildlife Festival 2016! We are hosting the ‘Secret Life of Trees’ event on Friday 3rd June 1pm-4pm at Little Assynt Tree Nursery. It’s your chance to peek behind the scenes at the conservation of our native tree species and get hands on during a nursery tour. You can also join in on a guided walk around Little Assynt. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided! Check out all the fantastic NC500 Wildlife festival events at www.northcoast500.com/events.aspx      

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