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Peter Macfarlane

Lightweight boots - Group Test

Last month I looked at trail shoes and the best thing about doing that review was the comfort and flexibility for my feet during testing. The good news is that these are still qualities you can find in lightweight boots, ...

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Our pick: Standing Stones and circles

Scotland's first settlers arrived over 10,000 years ago, and even today there are incredible monuments to the peoples of long ago. Burial cairns, brochs, hut circles and other remains are abundant across much of the mainland and islands, but it ...

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Cameron McNeish

Walking Man - the story of Colin Fletcher

AN American backpacker, Dr Robert Wehrman, has written a definite biography of Colin Fletcher, a Welsh/American whose works have inspired legions of backpackers across the globe, including Chris Townsend and myself. Indeed Chris and I have probably spent hours hiking ...

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David Lintern

Adapting to change

It’s hard to countenance, coming down from a wander in the hills, that things haven’t always been like this, that the great outdoors is not just a source of peace and quiet for humans, but also contested ground for plants ...

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Glen Coe Skyline race 'unlikely to inconvenience hillwalkers'

This Saturday (22nd August) will see the Salomon Skyline race held in Glencoe. One of six races in the 2015 Skyrunning UK calendar, the ‘SGCS’ has been one of the most anticipated races in the UK in recent years. ...

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Cottongrass
Ben Dolphin

The hypnotic beauty of cottongrass

Bogs are hard to love. Indeed, if you hear the word ‘bog’ then what might spring to mind, other than the lavatory, is something that grips your boot and refuses to let it go as you step away. ...

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Linda Cracknell

Assynt’s Rare Animals?

Linda Cracknell is an-award winning Highlands-based writer known for her creative approach to exploring wild places and man's interaction with them. Her Walkhighlands' essays cover the cultural aspects of the Scottish landscape on a quarterly basis. In May this year I ...

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Our pick: Scotland's mountains from the roadside

For our latest gallery we've picked out some of Scotland's most dramatic mountain landscapes that can be seen from the roadside. Inevitably this means many of these mountains rank amongst the country's best known... but we've hopefully included a few ...

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