Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:46:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Outdoor shirts group test http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/outdoor-shirts-group-test/0013298/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/outdoor-shirts-group-test/0013298/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:21:09 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13298 Shirt Extras (1)If you look through old guide books there’s a good chance you’ll see the folks in the photos wearing button-up shirts along with their hobnail boots and canvas rucksacks. Times changed, we all went over to “proper” baselayers and shirts
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Our pick: Mountain bothies http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-mountain-bothies/0013267/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-mountain-bothies/0013267/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:23:35 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13267 Corrour BothyIn Scotland, Bothies are a remarkable part of our outdoors’ culture. The word bothy can really mean any form of very basic accommodation, but to hillwalkers the term is usually applied to ‘open’ bothies – buildings which are left unlocked
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Let the mystery be… http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/let-the-mystery-be/0013255/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/let-the-mystery-be/0013255/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:17:44 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13255 Candlelit bothy nightsTHE hills of Scotland have a long tradition of the supernatural, which is hardly surprising since the indigenous highlander, even to-day, tends to superstition, and the history of Gaeldom is splattered with tales of the second sight, the little people,
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Our pick: 10 of the easier Munros http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-10-of-the-easier-munros/0013233/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-10-of-the-easier-munros/0013233/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:21:05 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13233 ben-lomondHeight certainly isn’t everything, but there seems little doubt that many people find some extra motivation when the objective reaches over that magical 3000 feet height. Here is our pick from some of the Munros that may be suitable for
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Trust wins award for Knoydart regeneration http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/trust-wins-award-for-knoydart-regeneration/0013230/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/trust-wins-award-for-knoydart-regeneration/0013230/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:42:48 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13230 Li and Coire Dhorrcail woodlandWild land charity the John Muir Trust has been recognised by the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards for its work to regenerate the woodland on its Li and Coire Dhorrcail property on Knoydart. Aileen McLeod MSP, Minister for Environment, Climate Change
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Adventure is not enough http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/adventure-is-not-enough/0013217/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/adventure-is-not-enough/0013217/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:12:41 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13217 Lintern-00859David Lintern reflects on time spent in Assynt One of the most intriguing things about a few days solo backpacking… or in this case packrafting… is the joining up of thoughts seemingly unconnected. The ebb and flow, a continuity of
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Over 20 of Scotland’s Environmental Organisations Back the Beaver http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/over-20-of-scotlands-environmental-organisations-back-the-beaver/0013203/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/over-20-of-scotlands-environmental-organisations-back-the-beaver/0013203/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:57:26 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13203 Released beaver with radio tag visible (photo: SWT)A coalition of over 20 of Scotland’s environmental organisations including the National Trust and the RSPB, have written to Dr Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, calling for the Eurasian beaver to be fully reintroduced and
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Decision on Scottish beavers due soon http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/decision-on-scottish-beavers-due-soon/0013186/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/decision-on-scottish-beavers-due-soon/0013186/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:00:24 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13186 Beaver (Photo: Paul Stevenson)The final report on the future of beavers in Scotland has been sent to the Scottish government, paving the way for a decision to be made on whether the existing colonies will be allowed to remain and expand. The ‘Beavers
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A dustman named Dumbledor http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/a-dustman-named-dumbledor/0013189/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/a-dustman-named-dumbledor/0013189/#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2015 16:05:43 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13189 The humble dumbledor – one of our invaluable dung beetlesThe natural world, like the human world, is awash with celebrity. A lists, B lists and everything underneath. It’s entirely imposed upon it by us, of course, and for better or worse it tends to be how conservation works, with
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Ramblers and MCofS call on public to oppose Loch Lomond camping ban http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/ramblers-and-mcofs-call-on-public-to-oppose-loch-lomond-camping-ban/0013137/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/ramblers-and-mcofs-call-on-public-to-oppose-loch-lomond-camping-ban/0013137/#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:38:28 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13137 Loch LomondRamblers Scotland and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) are urging the public to oppose the ban on wild camping proposed for large areas of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Last October, the National Park held a
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