Discover Explore is an initiative of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the Heritage Alliance and part of a campaign to inspire the UK to discover local, natural, built and historic places. It is designed around a set of outdoor discovery adventures through the Great Glen. Families and young children can take part in exciting missions of exploration, reveal hidden stories and complete badges for activities such as trail finding, historical storytelling and nature discovery. The top five missions so far include:
#1 Discover Culloden’s weapons at Culloden’s battlefield.
#2 Trekking through Glen Nevis
#3 Uncovering Merkinch’s hidden nature
#4 Spot the birds of prey at Abriachan forest
#5 Sail Away at Fort Augustus
There are some excellent activities here which can be enjoyed by families and groups of all ages – get out and about in the spring weather and discover more of our rich cultural heritage, landscape and natural environment!