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Our Pick - 10 of Scotland's stunning castles

Scotland is renowned for its magnificent castles, with some authorities having counted more than 1,200 of them. They offer tremendous variety, ranging from romantic, craggy ruins to luxurious stately homes for the wealthiest landowners, here's our personal pick of 10 ...

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Linda Cracknell

Iona: Walking Within Small Bounds

Linda Cracknell is an-award winning writer based in the Scottish Highlands and known for her creative approach to exploring wild places and man's interaction with them. Walkhighlands will be publishing a specially-commissioned piece emphasising the cultural aspects of the Scottish ...

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Marsco and Garbh-bheinn, Red Cuillin, from Blaven, Skye, Highland, Scotland
David Lintern

Shooting the Breeze: the Colin Prior interview

This month David Lintern interviews Colin Prior, one of Scotland’s finest landscape photographers, in an exclusive interview for Walkhighlands ahead of his upcoming retrospective publication, Scotland’s Finest Landscapes. Let's start with the project that you've been spending a lot of time ...

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Photo No.1 - a handful of Traigh's__ white sand reveals its true nature
Ben Dolphin

Shells, Sand and Beaches

On one of my days off last week I went to the beach. That’s not unusual in itself, seeing as I live in Fife. We have 117 miles of coastline right here with glorious sandy beaches and wide ...

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Peter Macfarlane

Lightweight insulation group test

Layering your outdoor clothing used to be a lot simpler. You had your base layer, a fleece, a waterproof and something warm jammed into your rucksack for pulling on at lunch stops or camp. But apparently we were all ...

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Cameron McNeish

Out of the darkness...

A number of years ago I made a television programme with the late Chris Brasher. The idea was that we’d take a multi-day walk in the Cairngorms and discuss how wild landscapes had affected his life, an extraordinary life as ...

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