Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 BBC to showcase Cairngorms journey http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/bbc-to-showcase-cairngorms-journey/0011979/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/bbc-to-showcase-cairngorms-journey/0011979/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:50:04 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11979
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Wild land conservation – taking a new tack http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/wild-land-conservation-taking-a-new-tack/0011968/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/wild-land-conservation-taking-a-new-tack/0011968/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:48:36 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11968 Morning at the foot of Loch Arkaig - not a "National Scenic Area"“CELEBRATING achievement in Scottish conservation.” That’s what the recent RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards are all about, but please excuse my obvious cynicism when I ask the obvious question – what achievements? Now it may be that someone has done
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Walkers advised over emergency calls in the mountains http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/walkers-advised-over-emergency-calls-in-the-mountains/0011963/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/walkers-advised-over-emergency-calls-in-the-mountains/0011963/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:47:48 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11963 heather_morning_2014With winter weather really starting to bite now in Scotland’s mountains, climbers and walkers are being advised of the best way to get help in the event of an accident. Because mountains and remote areas are beyond the road network
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Double win for Perthshire writer http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/double-win-for-perthshire-writer/0011961/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/double-win-for-perthshire-writer/0011961/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11961
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Our pick – 16 Scottish Lighthouse walks http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-16-scottish-lighthouse-walks/0011933/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-16-scottish-lighthouse-walks/0011933/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:26:13 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11933 scalpayWalkhighlands features 43 walks that visit one of Scotland’s remarkable collection of lighthouses. Taking all manner of shapes and sizes, these sentinels of the sea usually provide striking landmarks for those exploring on foot, as well as acting as a
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It’s the people you meet http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/its-the-people-you-meet/0011919/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/its-the-people-you-meet/0011919/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:19:30 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11919 wwwdavidlintern.com-1080527I spend a lot of my time outdoors alone, and I wouldn’t want to change that. I value the solitude, even the loneliness when it comes, it allows me to process some of the flotsam and jetsam I don’t pay
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National Trust for Scotland backs Stronelairg legal challenge http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/national-trust-for-scotland-backs-stronelairg-legal-challenge/0011915/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/national-trust-for-scotland-backs-stronelairg-legal-challenge/0011915/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:54:07 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11915 The Millenium windfarm seen from the MonadhliathScotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, is urging its members to support a legal challenge being made against the Scottish Government. The NTS is contacting its 320,000 members to ask them to lend support to the John
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Beaver Trial successful say scientific reports http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/beaver-trial-successful-say-scientific-reports/0011913/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/beaver-trial-successful-say-scientific-reports/0011913/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:17:02 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11913 Beaver (Photo: Paul Stevenson)Six reports looking at the trial reintroduction of beavers at Knapdale in Argyll have been published showing generally positive effects of the trial including increased visitors to the area and manageable effects on other plants and wildlife. The reports will
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St John charity to fund mountaineering club safety initiative http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/st-john-charity-to-fund-mountaineering-club-safety-initiative/0011905/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/st-john-charity-to-fund-mountaineering-club-safety-initiative/0011905/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:10:13 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11905 Safety skills for winter mountaineeringThe charity St John Scotland and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) have announced a joint initiative which will provide mountaineering instruction to university mountaineering clubs during the winter season 2015-16. St John Scotland will fund a qualified mountaineering instructor
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Crack down on illegal pearl fishers http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/crack-down-on-illegal-pearl-fishers/0011902/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/crack-down-on-illegal-pearl-fishers/0011902/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:02:35 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=11902 Lochinver where the campaign will be launchedA scheme is being launched in the Lochinver area of West Sutherland in a bid to crack down on recent illegal pearl fishing. Investigators in the Riverwatch initiative, part of the LIFE + Pearls in Peril Project, have found three
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