Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:56:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Government protects wild land against Glenmorie windfarm plans http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/government-protects-wild-land-against-glenmorie-windfarm-plans/0011456/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/government-protects-wild-land-against-glenmorie-windfarm-plans/0011456/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:22:30 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11456 cuinneagEnergy Minister Fergus Ewing has today refused planning consent for the 34-turbine Glenmorie wind farm near Bonar Bridge in the Highlands. The Energy Minister agreed with the findings of the Public Local Inquiry Reporter that the wind farm would cause
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Mountaineers welcome Scottish Parliament debate on Rannoch plans http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountaineers-welcome-parliament-debate-on-rannoch-plans/0011441/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountaineers-welcome-parliament-debate-on-rannoch-plans/0011441/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:12:44 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11441 Rannoch MoorScotland’s mountaineers have welcomed news that plans for a wind farm which threatens to ruin the beautiful wild land round Rannoch will be debated by the Scottish Parliament. Talladh a Bheithe Wind Farm Ltd wants to build 24 wind turbines,
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Scottish government announces new controls on hilltracks http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/scottish-government-announces-new-hill-track-controls/0011428/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/scottish-government-announces-new-hill-track-controls/0011428/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:37:20 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11428 trackThe Scottish countryside will receive extra protection from hilltracks through new planning controls, Local Government and Planning Minister Derek Mackay has announced. Through the introduction of a prior notification and approval process, planning authorities will be able to consider how
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Mountain expert warns of August hypothermia http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountain-expert-warns-of-risk-of-august-hypothermia/0011424/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountain-expert-warns-of-risk-of-august-hypothermia/0011424/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:31:51 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11424
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Stop bugging me http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/stop-bugging-me/0011412/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/stop-bugging-me/0011412/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:09:23 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11412 The Mamores - one of my favourite ever camps -  a dry year and a breeze meant a pitch near the lake was possibleThis time, we’re focusing on 3 things that can make Scottish summer camping a real trial. Forewarned is forearmed, and believe me, these 3 will love your forearm… and the backs of your knees. You can’t get rid of them
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Cattle are key to new Trossachs woodland http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/cattle-are-key-to-new-trossachs-woodland/0011381/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/cattle-are-key-to-new-trossachs-woodland/0011381/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:29:16 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11381
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Gear Test – Haglöfs L.I.M system http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/gear-test-haglofs-l-i-m-system/0011386/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/gear-test-haglofs-l-i-m-system/0011386/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:20:48 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11386 LIM (4)Usually a gear test takes the best contenders from various brands and weighs them up against each other, but for my first Walkhighlands gear feature I’m going to test a familiar claim made by many of the manufacturers – that
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Final appeal made to John Swinney over Monadhliath http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/final-appeal-to-john-swinney-over-monadhliath/0011403/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/final-appeal-to-john-swinney-over-monadhliath/0011403/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:19:34 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11403 Allt Duine hills - © Chris TownsendWind farm developers and power companies are on the verge of completely strangling a celebrated area of Highland beauty, according to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, which represents Scotland’s mountaineers and hillwalkers. “The Scottish Government has now given permission to
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Deadline looms for mountain writing competition http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/deadline-looms-for-mountain-writing-competition/0011369/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/deadline-looms-for-mountain-writing-competition/0011369/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:46:05 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11369
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A guide to Scottish heathers http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/a-guide-to-scottish-heathers/0011360/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/a-guide-to-scottish-heathers/0011360/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:32:42 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11360 Bell Heather at Loch Turret in PerthshireIf you’ve been out in the hills lately you’ll hopefully have noticed shades of purple and pink standing out against the otherwise green landscape. Certainly that’s been my experience on two recent walks, one up Beinn a’ Bhuird via The
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