Monthly Archives: March 2012

Unique Rum walk will celebrate return of Manx Shearwaters


Visitors and enthusiasts have the chance to get up close and personal with one of Scotland's most special birds thanks to a brand new event on Rum National Nature Reserve (NNR). The return of the Ocean Wanderers is a day

Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Speyside Way bridge closed until June

Ballindalloch Viaduct on the Speyside Way

The old railway bridge to Ballindalloch on the popular Speyside Way long distance path is currently closed for repair. It is expected that works on the bridge will continue until June 1st. There is no official or signed detour available,

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Walkhighlands reaches 1,500 route milestone

Butt of Lewis lighthouse

With the addition of route descriptions for a handful of walks at the north end of the Isle of Lewis, walker's website, Walkhighlands, has reached the milestone of 1,500 walking routes. The site now covers the whole of Scotland with

Posted in Walkhighlands news

Steall Gorge wins funding competition

Steall Falls and the Gorge

The Steall Gorge path in Glen Nevis will receive £25,000 towards repairs after it won the public vote in a European competition. The John Muir Trust (JMT) won the Alpine category of the European Outdoor Conservation Association with a massive

Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Major boost for Scottish mountain path repairs


The Scottish Mountaineering Trust (SMT) has approved a grant of £30,000 to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) for their Mountains for People project which helps care for footpaths at some of the nation’s most popular walking routes. The four

Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Wild Camping Ban Proposed for Loch Lomond Islands

Loch Lomond

The current summer ban on wild camping on east Lomondside could be extended to four islands in the loch if proposals announced by the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park are given the green light. The islands affected are

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