Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:36:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Fort William Mountain Festival line up announced http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/fort-william-mountain-festival-line-up-announced-3/0012135/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/fort-william-mountain-festival-line-up-announced-3/0012135/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:36:43 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12135 FortWilliamMFThe full programme for the 2015 Fort William Mountain Festival has now been announced. Some of the best inspirational speakers made up of top climbers, and mountaineers, will join adventure film screenings, ski mountaineering and hill running races and mountain
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Turbine development could blight Rob Roy Way http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/turbine-development-could-blight-rob-roy-way/0012129/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/turbine-development-could-blight-rob-roy-way/0012129/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:51:06 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12129 Part of the windfarm siteResponding to a public consultation which closed this week, the John Muir Trust has lodged an objection to the proposed Crossburns Wind Farm in Highland Perthshire, pointing out that the scheme would disfigure one of Scotland’s Great Trails. West Coast
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16 shots of Festive Scotland http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/16-shots-of-festive-scotland/0012102/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/16-shots-of-festive-scotland/0012102/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:32:46 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12102 snowshoesNeed to get into that festive frame of mind? We’ve put together a gallery of wintry scenes from across Scotland to inspire you to venture out and explore before settling down by the fireside on these long evenings. A ballet
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Trust completes £60k footpath repair work on Skye’s Blà Bheinn http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/trust-completes-60k-footpath-repair-work-on-skyes-bla-bheinn/0012124/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/trust-completes-60k-footpath-repair-work-on-skyes-bla-bheinn/0012124/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:36:13 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12124 BlaBheinnAirliftWebContractors finished restoration work this week on the 3.8km footpath that rises 928 metres to the spectacular summit of the ‘Blue Mountain’ on the edge of the Cuillin. Earlier this year, the John Muir Trust, which looks after Blà Bheinn,
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Shooting the Breeze – the Jamie Grant interview http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/shooting-the-breeze-the-jamie-grant-interview/0012080/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/shooting-the-breeze-the-jamie-grant-interview/0012080/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:09:36 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12080 I love this photo of my friend James Richardson walking off Meall Buidhe after a long day on the hill. The light was shuttering down and I managed to catch a final burst of sunlight across the bens behind. I call this shot ‘the walker’ and for me the scale of the tiny figure and the dusky light has a dreamy quality to it. It reflects for me that wonderfully meditative state of mind that walking in wild places can bring.As his exhibition opens in Pitlochry this month, David Lintern spoke to photographic journalist Jamie Grant about his love of the longest glen in Scotland. Tell us about where you live. Compared to other places you have lived and worked, what’s
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First avalanche forecasts of season show ‘considerable’ risk http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/first-avalanche-forecasts-of-season-show-considerable-risk/0012076/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/first-avalanche-forecasts-of-season-show-considerable-risk/0012076/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:56:33 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12076 snowThe Scottish Avalanche Information service has begun its forecasts for the 2014-15 winter season. The forecasts began on Thursday, covering North and South Cairngorms, Glencoe, Lochaber and Creag Meagaidh; the Torridon service will begin on the 24th Dec 2014, this
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‘The oldest living thing in Europe’ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/the-oldest-living-thing-in-europe/0012067/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/the-oldest-living-thing-in-europe/0012067/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:26:39 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12067 Fortingall YewI’ve travelled a fair bit around the world and the one thing I keep encountering again and again, no matter what country I’m in, is the superlative settlement. That is to say, those tiny towns or villages with superlative claims
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St Kilda wind reaches 144mph http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/st-kilda-wind/0012060/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/st-kilda-wind/0012060/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:35:55 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12060 NTSSTKp00900The UK’s windiest place has today recorded a wind speed of 144 miles per hour, one of the highest ever recorded. St Kilda, which is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, experiences gales on 75 days of
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John Muir Trust appoints new chair http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/john-muir-trust-appoints-new-chair/0012057/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/john-muir-trust-appoints-new-chair/0012057/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:11:37 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12057
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Scottish Avalanche forecasts begin for winter season http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/scottish-avalanche-forecasts-begin-for-new-winter-season/0012053/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/scottish-avalanche-forecasts-begin-for-new-winter-season/0012053/#comments Sat, 06 Dec 2014 14:10:56 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12053 bookleThe Scottish Avalanche Information Service will begin producing daily avalanche forecasts for the 2014-2015 winter season from this Thursay, 11th December. Separate forecasts cover the main five operational areas – Lochaber, Glencoe, Creag Meagaidh, the Southern Cairngorms and the Northern
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