Add an exciting and fun element to your interest in wildlife with this introduction to identifying tracks and signs. By being able to ID footprints, scat, feathers and other clues, tracking and fieldcraft will give you a whole new perspective to your hobby. By honing a few basic skills you can learn to tell what lives in your area without having to see the animal itself. This in turn will increase your chances of tracking down and seeing that elusive animal.

Tracks and signs can tell you a story and in time you can come a nature detective.

We'll spend three days in the wonderful Cairngorms National Park to explore different habitats and not only find tracks and signs but hopefully the birds and animals that make Speyside so special.



I'm holding my tracks and signs workshop from the 11th to the 15th of December 2017. Loch Insh outdoor Centre ( will provide full board accommodation and food for the four night stay. This includes packed lunches for taking into the field and transportation (pick-ups from Aviemore train station can be arranged). 

Outline Itinerary- 

11th-Arrive in the afternoon, I'll give you a quick briefing about the workshop and let you settle in.

12th-14th- 3 days in the Cairngorms and beyond looking for and learning about tracks, signs and field-craft. Some indoor sessions will also be part of the workshop.

15th- leave.

Price:- £450 per person.

£250 for locals not needing accommodation.

Min 3 people- Max 10people