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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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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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Peter MacFarlane

Trail shoes - Group Test

I spent my early days running around the hills in trainers carrying a cheap rucksack with a nylon cagoule and a spare jumper in it. Before I knew it I was head to toe in technical gear, with big boots ...

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David Lintern

Gear review: Child carriers

If you want to get off the flat and up the hills with your wee one, a child carrier is called for. But which one? David Lintern and family take a look... The adage ‘try before you buy’ is never more ...

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Cameron McNeish

Dreaming of Assynt

SEVERAL nights ago when the temperature dropped to unusually low levels even for this poor summer I put some logs on the wood burning stove, poured myself a large dram and settled down to read. But it wasn’t a book ...

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