SCOTTISH NATURAL Heritage has updated its online service for hill walkers ahead of the peak deer stalking season.

Walkers will be able to check ahead for possible deer stalking taking place on estates. The website, at, is available on mobile and tablet too, providing information on specific Munros, Corbetts and other popular hills.

Also included are any routes that are "always okay" and general information such as the approximate length of stag stalking and the days of the week when stalking doesn't take place.

SNH has redeveloped the website after comments from walkers and land managers, as well as partners such as the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the Association of Deer Management Groups.

SNH recreation and access officer Fiona Cuninghame said: "The web service is a quick way to check that you won't disturb deer stalking when heading to participating hills between July and October. We hope that you find the service easy to use and would welcome feedback on We expect the service to continue to grow, so if you're planning a trip and the hills you want to climb aren't included on the site, it's worth taking another look nearer the time."