Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:34:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 More National Parks would boost Scotland’s rural economy http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/more-national-parks-would-boost-scotlands-rural-economy/0012694/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/more-national-parks-would-boost-scotlands-rural-economy/0012694/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:45:52 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12694 Loch Lomond - the National Park here was created in 2002Creating more National Parks could be a cost-effective way to provide a major economic boost to a number of fragile rural areas in Scotland, according to the latest joint research report published by two charities, the Scottish Campaign for National
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Community Buyout planned for Great Bernera http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/community-buyout-planned-for-great-bernera/0012683/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/community-buyout-planned-for-great-bernera/0012683/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:35:52 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12683 Great BerneraResidents of Great and Little Bernera, islands off the shores of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, have voted in favour of a community buyout of the island. Last week 142 people voted in favour of the plan and 37 against
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Body found in search for missing Daniel Bennett http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/body-found-in-search-for-missing-daniel-bennett/0012689/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/body-found-in-search-for-missing-daniel-bennett/0012689/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:26:57 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12689 Daniel BennettPolice Scotland have reported that teams searching for missing hillwalker Daniel Bennett have recovered a body. Mr Bennet, 43, a software developer at the Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University, was last seen on Saturday, March 21, just
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Police appeal to find missing Tyndrum walker http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/police-appeal-to-find-missing-tyndrum-walker/0012685/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/police-appeal-to-find-missing-tyndrum-walker/0012685/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:12:08 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12685 Daniel BennettPolice are appealing for information to help trace a 43-year-old man reported missing. Daniel Bennett was last seen in the Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, just before midday on Saturday 21 March and was believed to be walking in the hills
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Water Walker – a landlubber’s guide to packrafting http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/water-walker-a-landlubbers-guide-to-packrafting/0012672/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/water-walker-a-landlubbers-guide-to-packrafting/0012672/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:32:43 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12672 A packrafting weekender on the ‘polly lochs’, Suliven in the background. Walking around the water to camp? 2 hours. Packrafting on the water to camp? 30 minutesA few weeks ago, Walkhighlands kindly reported on a little adventure a friend and I are doing in May. The plan is to walk and paddle across Scotland including the nine highest mountains – the 4,000 footers – using inflatable
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Mountaineers challenge party leaders ahead of election http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountaineers-challenge-party-leaders-ahead-of-election/0012670/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountaineers-challenge-party-leaders-ahead-of-election/0012670/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:59:30 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12670 David Gibson, MCofS Chief OfficerAs the General Election draws closer, party leaders at Westminster and Holyrood have been challenged to say where they stand on the protection of Scotland’s mountains and wild land. Thousands of people have already signed a petition calling for protection
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30 new long distance walks planned for Scotland http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/30-new-long-distance-walks-planned-for-scotland/0012661/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/30-new-long-distance-walks-planned-for-scotland/0012661/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:10:13 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12661 plans include extending the Speyside Way to Newtonmore, due to open soonThe Scottish Government says it plans to add a further 500 miles to the existing network of footpaths and cycle routes by joining up and improving current routes and adding 30 new long distance routes to be completed by 2019.
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Appeal to replace Derry Bridge launched http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/appeal-to-replace-derry-bridge-launched/0012657/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/appeal-to-replace-derry-bridge-launched/0012657/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:30:19 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12657 The Derry Footbridge - now swept awayAn appeal has been launched to rebuild the Derry bridge in the Cairngorms in memory of mountaineer, Donald Bennet. The footbridge over the Derry Burn at the foot of Glen Derry was washed away during the flood in August last
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Our pick: 12 of Scotland’s finest native forests http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-scotlands-native-forests/0012621/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-scotlands-native-forests/0012621/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:08:48 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12621 mareepinesThe Great Caledonian Forest once covered much of Scotland, below the high tops; Caledonia – the Roman’s name for Scotland – means wooded heights. The forest declined over thousands of years, due to both a slow change to a wetter,
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Cairngorms Nature Festival http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/cairngorms-nature-festival/0012638/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/cairngorms-nature-festival/0012638/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:53:21 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12638 Black Grouse lekThe dates and programme for this year’s Cairngorms Nature Festival have been announced. The Cairngorms Nature Festival will be held over the weekend of Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May and will focus on events within a 20 minute drive
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