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Ben Dolphin

Walking above the clouds

Many different factors conspire to make the Scottish landscape as beautiful as it is, or for making any given walk particularly memorable. The different seasons, the colours, the quality of light, the wildlife, the list goes on. But ...

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Wild ways - Maintaining routes into remote Scotland is an ongoing labour of love

Deep in the heart of Glen Sligachan on the Isle of Skye, work is about to begin repairing the path over Druim Hain to Loch Coruisk. This remote site, about an 8km walk from Sligachan, may not be the busiest ...

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You can help Suilven with just a couple of clicks...

Many walkers regard Suilven as being the most dramatic mountain in Scotland. Now the mountain - owned by the Assynt community - is in the race to win £18,000 in Euro-wide online poll. The

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Gallery: Scotland's largest freshwater lochs

Loch Lomond Loch Lomond, its bonnie banks famously celebrated in song, is Britain's largest freshwater lake by area, stretching over 71 square kilometres. The loch is at the heart of Scotland's busiest National Park, and has many islands, including Inchmurrin - ...

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Cameron McNeish

Off road camping - can we cut out the confusion?

CHARLES INGRAM lives in a makeshift campsite on the verge of the A9 near Bruar in Highland Perthshire. The 70-year old former garage owner has endured three winters here, first of all living in his Mercedes car before migrating into ...

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David Lintern

Once upon a time in the west

Inverie is tiny, a shambolic mix of old timers in knackered, occasionally unlicensed vehicles and newcomers in obscenely expensive hardwood yachts, plus a few dreadlocked inbetweeners and hill walking holidaymakers. The pub and the café both shut midweek, and sometimes ...

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Our pick - Scotland's greatest glens

Scotland is as known for its glens as it for its bens. The word glen comes from the Gaelic and means a steep-sided valley - most of them were carved by glaciers during the last Ice Age; the word strath ...

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Ben Dolphin

The Lost World of Mull

Scotland’s rugged west coast is, I would suggest, uniformly magnificent. And yet, as you travel through this amazing place there are some locations that rise above even that lofty baseline. Some are famous, most are not. And ...

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