Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:51:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Stepping Out, Stepping In http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/stepping-out-stepping-in/0012354/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/stepping-out-stepping-in/0012354/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:00:34 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12354 looking back down g cochill towards strath braanFrom Crieff To Aberfeldy on Wade’s Military Road Linda 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
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Chris Townsend Pacific Crest Trail talk Inverness 29 January http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/chris-townsend-pacific-crest-trail-talk-inverness-29-january/0012349/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/chris-townsend-pacific-crest-trail-talk-inverness-29-january/0012349/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:03:28 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12349 rattleskinLegendary backpacker, writer and photographer Chris Townsend will be re-living the adventure of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at an event in Inverness later this month. Chris completed the 2,600 mile long hike in the 1980s, walking through desert, forest
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Hidden killers in the mountains – cornice warning from MCofS http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/hidden-killers-in-the-mountains-cornice-warning-from-mcofs/0012345/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/hidden-killers-in-the-mountains-cornice-warning-from-mcofs/0012345/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:28:47 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12345 cornicesThey can be some of nature’s most beautiful winter creations and they can also be killers. With snow now firmly established in Scotland’s mountains, those who venture among them are being warned about the dangers of cornices. Cornices are ledges
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A Winter’s Journey http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/a-winters-journey/0012331/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/a-winters-journey/0012331/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:18:29 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12331 Early season conditioning in the Edinburgh Pentlands - NovemberIf only winter skills were as simple as listening to good advice. David Lintern reflects on lessons learnt in the Winter Mountains. “Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions” – Mark Twain (possibly) Scotland is amazing
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Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year winners http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/scottish-landscape-photographer-of-the-year-winners/0012309/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/scottish-landscape-photographer-of-the-year-winners/0012309/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:33:33 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12309 Castle Stalker - Craig AitchisonThe winners have been announced in the first-ever Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Craig Aitchison from Kirkintilloch won the overal title with his incredible shots of Buachaille Etive Mor snow scene, Loch Etive and a rainbow over Loch
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Highland Councillors urged to save iconic landscape http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/highland-councillors-urged-to-save-iconic-landscape/0012305/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/highland-councillors-urged-to-save-iconic-landscape/0012305/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:46:18 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12305
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Inverness talk on mountain weather forecasting http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/inverness-talk-on-mountain-weather-forecasting/0012301/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/inverness-talk-on-mountain-weather-forecasting/0012301/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:52:29 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12301 pat-winterGeoff Monk from the Mountain Weather Information Service will be giving an evening talk in Inverness on Wednesday 21 January. The theme of the evening talk, organised by the Royal Meteological Society will be “Weather forecasting – how good have
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Walkhighlands Navigation courses http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/walkhighlands-navigation-courses/0011983/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/walkhighlands-navigation-courses/0011983/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:36:19 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11983 Course tutor Heather MorningFollowing the success of the joint Walkhighlands/MCofS navigation courses over the last few years there will be a further 4 courses held in April and May 2015. These single day courses will be held in the Ochils on 18 and
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Aviemore Mountain Cafe mountain safety evenings http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/aviemore-mountain-cafe-mountain-safety-evenings/0012296/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/aviemore-mountain-cafe-mountain-safety-evenings/0012296/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:01:36 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12296 Safety skills for winter mountaineeringThere are still a few places yet to be taken for the popular winter safety evenings to be held at the Mountain Cafe, Aviemore in February. The evenings are organised by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and are usually an
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Winter’s icy beauties http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/winters-icy-beauties/0012284/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/winters-icy-beauties/0012284/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:32:46 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12284 SONY DSCIn the last few weeks we’ve enjoyed (or suffered, depending on your point of view) some colder interludes where the temperature has fallen below freezing. As a result, ice in its various forms has been a conspicuous companion on many
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