Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:23:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Iona: Walking Within Small Bounds http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/iona-walking-within-small-bounds/0011740/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/iona-walking-within-small-bounds/0011740/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:52:25 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11740 view to villageLinda Cracknell is an-award winning writer based in the Scottish Highlands and known for her creative approach to exploring wild places and man’s interaction with them. Walkhighlands will be publishing a specially-commissioned piece emphasising the cultural aspects of the Scottish
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Shooting the Breeze: the Colin Prior interview http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/shooting-the-breeze-the-colin-prior-interview/0011714/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/shooting-the-breeze-the-colin-prior-interview/0011714/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:14:01 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11714 Marsco and Garbh-bheinn from Blaven, Red Cuillin, Skye.

A mountain I had photographed over many years from neighbouring peaks but had never climbed was Blaven. So, on 20 June 2012 I set off to camp on the summit and witness the summer solstice from above. Climbing from sea level in the searing heat with a full rucksack of camping equipment, camera bag and tripod was heavy going, and I stopped frequently to drink from the river. At one point two golden eagles soared overhead, heightening my meditative state as I strove for the summit. Towards evening the sun began to drop and an approaching front from the east dampened my expectations for a while. A heavy shower ensued, but eventually the light broke through the clouds again, creating a landscape straight out of Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. As the sun dropped clear of the clouds, crepuscular rays streamed through the gaps in the ridge and aureolae formed around the mountain peaks - crepuscular rays are parallel shafts of sunlight made visible by droplets of water suspended in the atmosphere. I retired to my tent rejoicing that I had witnessed the summer solstice in the true tradition of our pagan ancestors.This month David Lintern interviews Colin Prior, one of Scotland’s finest landscape photographers, in an exclusive interview for Walkhighlands ahead of his upcoming retrospective publication, Scotland’s Finest Landscapes. Let’s start with the project that you’ve been spending a lot of
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Dates announced for Winter Safety Talks http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/dates-announced-for-winter-safety-talks/0011710/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/dates-announced-for-winter-safety-talks/0011710/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:10:52 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11710
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Rob Woodall becomes first uber-bagger as Marilyns completed http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/rob-woodall-becomes-first-uber-bagger-as-marilyns-completed/0011703/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/rob-woodall-becomes-first-uber-bagger-as-marilyns-completed/0011703/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:55:57 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11703 Stac LeeRob Woodall became the first person to complete the ultimate hill-bagging list – the Marilyns – when he completed ascents of Stac Lee and Stac an Armin on the St Kilda archipelago on Monday. Also in the group was Eddie
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Double boost for Glen Affric conservation projects http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/double-boost-for-glen-affric-conservation-projects/0011699/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/double-boost-for-glen-affric-conservation-projects/0011699/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:30:57 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11699
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Perthshire Council slammed over access failure http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/perthshire-council-slammed-over-access-failure/0011691/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/perthshire-council-slammed-over-access-failure/0011691/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:47:20 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11691
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Loch Lomond & Trossachs camping ban consultation now open http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/loch-lomond-trossachs-camping-ban-consultation-now-open/0011687/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/loch-lomond-trossachs-camping-ban-consultation-now-open/0011687/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:57:07 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11687
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Shells, Sand and Beaches http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/shells-sand-and-beaches/0011674/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/shells-sand-and-beaches/0011674/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:59:16 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11674 A handful of Traigh’s white sand reveals its true natureOn one of my days off last week I went to the beach. That’s not unusual in itself, seeing as I live in Fife. We have 117 miles of coastline right here with glorious sandy beaches and wide open vistas.
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New tool to fight wildlife crime http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/new-tool-to-fight-wildlife-crime/0011670/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/new-tool-to-fight-wildlife-crime/0011670/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:17:48 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11670
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Rewilding Scotland and return of lynx and wolf in spotlight in Edinburgh http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/rewilding-scotland-and-return-of-lynx-and-wolf-in-spotlight-in-edinburgh/0011661/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/rewilding-scotland-and-return-of-lynx-and-wolf-in-spotlight-in-edinburgh/0011661/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:23:25 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11661
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