Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:34:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 A skye full of eagles http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/a-skye-full-of-eagles/0010702/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/a-skye-full-of-eagles/0010702/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:34:22 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10702 Golden EagleAs a nature enthusiast I’m on the lookout for wildlife on any walk I take but I never go expecting to see anything in particular. Hoping, perhaps, but not expecting. Imagine my delight, therefore, when a recent walking holiday on
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John Muir Way officially opens this Easter http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/john-muir-way-officially-opens-this-easter/0010700/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/john-muir-way-officially-opens-this-easter/0010700/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:18:14 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10700 John MuirA festival of events celebrating the life of conservationist John Muir kicks off today (Thurs 17 April) and will include the official opening of the new long distance walking route the John Muir Way on Easter Monday. The new trail
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Hillwalkers warned of Easter snow http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/hillwalkers-warned-of-easter-snow/0010693/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/hillwalkers-warned-of-easter-snow/0010693/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:40:33 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10693 leum-uilleumThe Mountaineering Council of Scotland is warning hill walkers not to get caught out by weather or late, icy snow patches in the hills. With the Easter weekend approaching, many will be planning trips to the Scottish mountains – for
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Raptor death protesters take to streets of Inverness http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/raptor-death-protest-on-streets-of-inverness/0010685/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/raptor-death-protest-on-streets-of-inverness/0010685/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:48:32 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10685 piperAround a hundred protesters gathered on Inverness High Street this afternoon following the deaths of nineteen birds of prey around the Black Isle over recent weeks. Tests already carried out have confirmed that 12 of the birds were victims of
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Inov-8 Trailroc 245 trail shoes http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/inov-8-trailroc-245-trail-shoes/0010662/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/inov-8-trailroc-245-trail-shoes/0010662/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:27:10 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10662 detailThe old Inov-8 Terroc 330 trail shoes were the mainstay of my outdoor footwear quiver for many years until, amid outpourings of grief from the backpacking community, they were discontinued. After a period of mourning (and now that my stockpile
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Black Isle bird deaths: Inverness Protest planned, Landowners boost reward, and police raid farms http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/black-isle-bird-deaths-inverness-protest-planned-landowners-boost-reward-and-police-raid-farms/0010655/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/black-isle-bird-deaths-inverness-protest-planned-landowners-boost-reward-and-police-raid-farms/0010655/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:57:03 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10655 Red KiteThere have been a number of developments in the ingoing scandal of the birds of prey deaths on the Black Isle near Inverness. The number of dead birds found has now risen to 19, with 14 red kites and 5
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Strathfarrar summer access http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/strathfarrar-summer-access-2/0010648/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/strathfarrar-summer-access-2/0010648/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:59:59 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10648 3_15_3lThe summer access arrangements for Strathfarrar began last week. Strathfarrar has a locked gate and only a certain number of cars are allowed into the Glen each day. There are no restrictions on pedestrian access or taking a pushbike beyond
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An awfully big adventure http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/an-awfully-big-adventure/0010638/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/an-awfully-big-adventure/0010638/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:20:16 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10638 wwwdavidlintern.com-0259Slowly, he climbed into the Coire of the Calves, the Coir' nan Laogh, to the sound of ptarmigans and gulls. It was clear below, but not in here. He stopped to put on crampons and eat a second breakfast. It
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Crowdfunding boosts reward for information on Birds of Prey deaths http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/crowdfunding-boosts-reward-for-information-on-birds-of-prey-deaths/0010636/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/crowdfunding-boosts-reward-for-information-on-birds-of-prey-deaths/0010636/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:51:46 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10636 Red KiteRSPB Scotland has set up a Justgiving web page after being inundated by calls from members of the public asking to contribute to a reward for information about the deaths of 16 birds of prey. The conservation charity is responding
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Extra WH Navigation Course dates http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/extra-wh-navigation-course-dates/0010582/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/extra-wh-navigation-course-dates/0010582/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:45:53 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=10582 NavigationAs the planned four Walkhighlands/MCofS Navigation Courses for 2014 booked up within days, a further two courses will be held in the Ochils in July. Each course will begin with an hour of work indoors and then the rest of
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