Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:54:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 John Muir Graphic Novel improves pupils’ green behaviour http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/john-muir-graphic-novel-found-to-have-significantly-impacted-pupils-environmental-behaviour/0012893/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/john-muir-graphic-novel-found-to-have-significantly-impacted-pupils-environmental-behaviour/0012893/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:53:54 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12893 johnmuirnovelA graphic novel based upon the life of pioneering conservationist John Muir, free copies of which were sent to every secondary school in Scotland last year, has created a statistically significant shift in pupil’s attitudes towards and connection to the
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Time to end the selfish greed of the Victorian era http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/time-to-end-the-selfish-greed-of-the-victorian-era/0012881/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/time-to-end-the-selfish-greed-of-the-victorian-era/0012881/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:38:00 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12881 Dick BalharryCameron McNeish wrote this tribute before the sad news of Dick Balharry’s death, aged 77. I’M writing this article as both a tribute to a close friend who is suffering from terminal cancer and as a rallying call to Scotland’s
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Gorse – the yellowest of flowers http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/gorse-the-yellowest-of-flowers/0012873/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/gorse-the-yellowest-of-flowers/0012873/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:05:47 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12873 Arthur’s Seat in its gaudy spring garbIf you had to describe each Scottish season using just one colour, which would you choose? Well, firstly, let’s overlook the fact that every season can feel like October in some years and let’s assume there are the traditional four.
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Peatland project breathes new life into National Park http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/peatland-project-breathes-new-life-into-national-park/0012827/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/peatland-project-breathes-new-life-into-national-park/0012827/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:37:50 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12827 tractor working on peatlandA major peatland restoration project by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, which will help reduce the effects of climate change, create healthy habitats for wildlife as well as being used for recreation and providing employment – will be
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The Writers’ Path: across the hills to Moniack Mhor http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/the-writers-path-across-the-hills-to-moniack-mhor/0012831/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/the-writers-path-across-the-hills-to-moniack-mhor/0012831/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:37:32 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12831 pineLinda Cracknell is an-award winning Highlands-based writer known for her creative approach to exploring wild places and man’s interaction with them. Her Walkhighlands’ essays cover the cultural aspects of the Scottish landscape on a quarterly basis. Always keen to make
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Half-way point for footpath improvement project http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/half-way-point-for-footpath-improvement-project/0012849/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/half-way-point-for-footpath-improvement-project/0012849/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:25:50 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12849 Loch Katrine on the Great Trossachs PathOver 10 miles of new or upgraded footpaths and cycleway have been provided as Scotland’s first National Park’s £8.7 million Outdoor Recreation Plan reaches its halfway point. Visitors and local residents are now able to reach more of Loch Lomond
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Official opening for Affric Kintail Way http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/official-opening-for-affric-kintail-way/0012829/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/official-opening-for-affric-kintail-way/0012829/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:37:41 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12829 affric-kintail-wayScotland’s latest long distance walk has today been officially opened by Cameron McNeish. The Affric Kintail Way runs from Drumnadrochit in the east to Morvich in Kintail, just a stone’s throw from the sea on the west coast. The starting
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The Cairngorms Nature partnership http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/the-cairngorms-nature-partnership/0012816/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/the-cairngorms-nature-partnership/0012816/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:50:15 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12816 Wildcat | © CNPA / Stewart GrantCharlotte Millburn of the Cairngorms National Park Authority introduces ‘Cairngorms Nature’ – a partnership project between people and organisations that wish to safeguard and enhance the special landscapes and natural heritage of the area. The Cairngorms National Park is one
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Shooting the Breeze – M for manual http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/shooting-the-breeze-m-for-manual/0012803/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/shooting-the-breeze-m-for-manual/0012803/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:54:00 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12803 ISO 50, f22, 1.6 secondsI’m pretty wary of straight ahead technical articles for Walkhighlands, but after chatting to friends on and off the hill, it’s apparent that lots of folk have incredibly powerful, modern cameras but don’t always know their way around the controls.
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Our pick: Scotland’s great sea stacks http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-scotlands-great-sea-stacks/0012781/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-scotlands-great-sea-stacks/0012781/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:14:03 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12781 old-man-of-hoyScotland’s tortuous coastline stretches for almost 10,000km on the mainland alone – or up to 16,500km if the islands are included. As well as picturesque fishing villages and stunning sandy beaches, there are sections of fantastic cliff scenery, including huge
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