Tracking Trails: An Introduction to Animal Tracking

Tracking Trails: An Introduction to Animal Tracking. Join us for a guided walk through the woodlands, where our instructor will lead you on an introductory journey exploring the tracks and signs left behind by our native animals.

This wonderful single day event will provide an opportunity to spend time in the outdoors and discovers some new skills, as well as enjoying your lunch beside an open fire.

Many of our native animals are shy or nocturnal, which can often make them difficult to see. However, they will often leave clues behind to identify their presence. This walk through the woodland will give you the chance to discover these tracks and signs first hand and offer you skills and knowledge in animal tracking. 

This event runs from 10:00am until 2:00pm.


The event will run from 10:00am until 2:00pm. We will meet at the mountain bike car par in Sanquhar Woods, where you will be introduced to our instructors before we set off to start our walk.

During the walk our knowledgeable instructors will introduce you to the concept of animal tracking. They will guide you as we search for field evidence, such as; tracks, droppings, burrows, nests and feeding remains, as we travel through the woodlands. We will also look at a selection of skulls, bones, and print casts to classify different types of species.

There will also be time to sit around a camp fire, have a warm drink and something to eat, and discuss everything we have seen throughout the walk.

Animal Tacking is a skill which cannot be taught in a single day, but we will introduce you to some of the basic techniques and methods used by professional and experienced animal trackers throughout the UK.

Wild things! provide all necessary equipment, tools, and learning resources.

Instruction and supervision is provided by our qualified and experienced Wild things! activity leaders. Maximum group size is 10 participants. Emergency Transport (4-wheel drive vehicle) is always available for outdoor activities.

The course will run from 10:00am – 2:00pm and will be based in Sanquhar Woods, in Forres.

All you are required to bring is:

  • A packed lunch
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Sturdy pair of walking boots
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Your enthusiasm for a wonderful day in the outdoors.

We can provide waterproof clothing and warm layers if required.

Tracking Trails: An Introduction to Animal Tracking is a half-day walk. The cost is £25 per person for this event. The fee includes transport from Findhorn, guidance by our instructors, and all necessary equipment and materials. This fee does not include accommodation or any meals.

Select your chosen event from the dates and options listed above and complete the online booking form and make payment to confirm your place.

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional information, or if you wish to pay a deposit to secure your booking.

We can happily provide a gift voucher if you are making the booking as a gift for someone else.