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Cameron McNeish

Confused about re-wilding? So am I!

I guess website columnists are paid to inspire and inform, provide solutions to problems or to offer a sensible analysis of events and trends. I therefore apologise unreservedly, because what I am about to write offers no positive or constructive discourse ...

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David Lintern

Shooting the breeze – Shooting People (Part 2)

In the second of his 2 part series, David Lintern looks at photographing people in the outdoors. Last time we concentrated on settings, position and lighting to make the composition work. This time is about the more ephemeral end of the ...

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Win one of three 60 litre Mammut Cargon holdalls

We have three 60 litre Mammut Cargons to win in this exclusive Walkhighlands competition. Simply answer the following question using the form below: How many sizes is the Mammut Cargon holdall available in? Mammut also have ten Baby Mammuts up for grabs, for ...

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Seal pup (copyright Ben Dolphin)
Ben Dolphin

Surprised by a seal pup

As both a wildlife enthusiast and snap-happy photographer I confess I have an innate desire of wanting to get as close to wildlife as possible. Or more accurately, as close as wildlife will allow me to get. I’m certainly not ...

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Peter Macfarlane

Daypacks - Group Test

A daypack is something most or all of us will have. It's a rucksack to take all of our kit for a day in the hills, small enough to be easy to manage but sometimes big enough to carry your ...

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Linda Cracknell

Mother Nature’s Recipes

I chose the autumn equinox when everything is held in balance; when light and dark are of equal length. I thought of this walk as a deep breath before the winter: a good time to look back, then accept the ...

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Cameron McNeish

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Cottage

A few months ago I wrote about some of the more curious occurrences I’ve come across in the hills of Scotland. One of those stories mentioned Donald Watt, the erstwhile leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, and a strange experience ...

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Our pick: Scotland's hilltop monuments

Earlier in the year we featured our pick from Scotland's best wee hills. But apart from the promise of a view, little attracts people more to climb a smaller hill than the chance to visit a hilltop monument. Built to ...

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