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Revised Highland plan 'no problem for walkers'

Posted 20 January 2011
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Revised Highland plan 'no problem for walkers'
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A revised plan for a wild animal park in the Scottish Highlands has been welcomed by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCoS), as it does not cause walkers access problems.

The MCoS had opposed original plans for a large enclosure including wolves roaming on the Alladale Estate, which posed difficulties for those wearing hiking boots who wanted to climb the Corbett Carn Ban.

However, scaled-back plans featuring three smaller enclosures containing European Bison, Wildcat and Elk have been passed by the Highland Council "none of which should be an issue for access or landscape as they are consented", according to the MCoS.

Those who want to climb Carn Ban will find it in a remote area close to Ullapool in the north-west Highlands, with walkers seeking Ordnance Survey maps needing to obtain a Landranger number 20 to help navigate their way to the top.

Corbetts are Scottish mountains of between 2,500 and 2,999 ft, with 221 of these in total.