Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Thu, 21 May 2015 08:58:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Trust launches campaign to save North West Highlands Wild Land Area http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/trust-launches-campaign-to-save-north-west-highlands-wild-land-area/0013065/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/trust-launches-campaign-to-save-north-west-highlands-wild-land-area/0013065/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 08:58:50 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13065 area34The John Muir Trust has launched a campaign to save Wild Land Area 34 in Sutherland, which has been targeted by three separate energy companies for large scale onshore wind farms. Together, the three applications potentially threaten the Reay-Cassley Wild
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Ordnance Survey set to ‘give away’ digital mapping http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/ordnance-survey-set-to-give-away-digital-mapping/0013051/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/ordnance-survey-set-to-give-away-digital-mapping/0013051/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 17:56:03 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13051 The  new look mapsThe Ordnance Survey is set to shake-up the mapping world by giving away digital map downloads and software with its paper maps. Over the next 12 months Ordnance Survey is to replace all 607 of its current paper map titles
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MCofS Navigation Courses near Inverness http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mcofs-navigation-courses-near-inverness/0013047/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mcofs-navigation-courses-near-inverness/0013047/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 07:14:56 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13047 NavigationThe MCofS has places available on its navigation courses at Contin near Inverness over the weekend of 13 and 14 June. These one-day courses are available to MCofS members for £35 and non-members for £45 which includes a year’s membership
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Conservation, land and the Clearances http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/conservation-land-and-the-clearances/0013029/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/conservation-land-and-the-clearances/0013029/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 10:56:57 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13029 Part of the abandoned settlement of Suisnish, Skye, cleared for sheep by Lord Macdonald in 1853. Villagers were evicted into waist deep snow and their homes burnt.A series of recent newspaper articles have claimed conservation designations are a modern day Highland Clearances. Using the shameful past to divide people and place is no answer to Scotland’s present challenges, says David Lintern. We need to talk about
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Trees for Life backs beaver reintroduction http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/trees-for-life-backs-beaver-reintroduction/0012981/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/trees-for-life-backs-beaver-reintroduction/0012981/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 04:43:48 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12981 Beaver feeding (Photo: Laurie Campbell/TreesFor Life)The potential reintroduction of beavers to Scotland after almost 500 years is a historic opportunity that could bring major environmental and economic benefits to Scotland – including by generating millions of pounds through eco-tourism, conservation charity Trees for Life said
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Roadworks will hamper access to Sgurr an Utha http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/roadworks-will-hamper-access-to-sgurr-an-utha/0013022/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/roadworks-will-hamper-access-to-sgurr-an-utha/0013022/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 14:51:27 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13022 Track at start of usual Sgurr an Utha routeHill walkers heading for the Glenfinnan area are being warned by the MCofS about access difficulties due to a bridge replacement scheme on the A830 to Mallaig, affecting the normal route up the Corbett Sgurr an Utha. Work is due
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Walkers asked to submit shots from Cairngorms photo posts http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/walkers-asked-to-photograph-cairngorms-eco-spots/0012985/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/walkers-asked-to-photograph-cairngorms-eco-spots/0012985/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 05:16:51 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12985 One of the photo posts in woods at Grantown on SpeyA photography project with a difference was launched during the weekend at the Cairngorms Nature Festival and walkers are being asked to help. Cairngorms Scenic Photo Posts have popped up all over the Cairngorms National Park and anyone with a
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Breadalbane Explorer Bus running again this summer http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/breadalbane-explorer-bus-running-again-this-summer/0013017/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/breadalbane-explorer-bus-running-again-this-summer/0013017/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 12:43:08 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=13017 Amulree - one of the bus stopsThe Ring of Breadalbane Explorer mini bus service has started running for the 2015 summer season. It will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays until Sunday 18th October and is a useful service for walkers and cyclists wanting to do
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Our pick: Scotland’s West Highland beaches http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-scotlands-west-highland-beaches/0012990/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-scotlands-west-highland-beaches/0012990/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 09:31:08 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12990 camasdarachWhilst most people associate Scottish landscapes with mountains and glens, the coastline is equally magnificent. When it comes to beaches, there is truly an unmatched range from tiny rocky coves to majestic windswept bays of perfect shell sand. There’s really
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Space Agency funding hopes to map Lyme disease http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/space-agency-funding-hopes-to-map-lyme-disease/0012977/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/space-agency-funding-hopes-to-map-lyme-disease/0012977/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 08:57:42 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12977
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