Walkhighlands http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news News and articles from Scotland's outdoors Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:59:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Mountain Mind Quiz to be held in Forfar on 11 March http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountain-mind-quiz-to-be-held-in-forfar-on-11-march/0012574/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountain-mind-quiz-to-be-held-in-forfar-on-11-march/0012574/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:59:12 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12574 eavalForfar & District Hillwalking Club are to host this year’s Mountain Mind Quiz on Wednesday 11 March. The quiz is open to any team of up to 3. The quiz has traditionally been contested between Tayside and Fife clubs, but with
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Wild Land and why it should have proper protection http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/wild-land-and-why-it-should-have-proper-protection/0012553/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/wild-land-and-why-it-should-have-proper-protection/0012553/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:03:54 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12553 Ladhar Bheinn in the Kinlochhuorn, Knoydart and Morar wild land areaWILD land. We all love it and want to defend it, but what exactly is it in a political and planning sense? How can it be defined? For years I celebrated ‘wilderness’, and I habitually used the term in a
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New vision offers a positive future for Scotland’s mountains http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/new-vision-offers-a-positive-future-for-scotlands-mountains/0012564/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/new-vision-offers-a-positive-future-for-scotlands-mountains/0012564/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:59:43 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12564 Respecting_Scotland's_Mountains_-_cover_imageScotland’s decision makers have been challenged to support a new vision for the future of the country’s mountains and wild land – a major resource increasingly under threat. And the public are being asked to add their weight to the
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Our pick: Scotland’s best wee hills http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-scotlands-best-wee-hills/0012528/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/our-pick-scotlands-best-wee-hills/0012528/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:20:33 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12528 tianavaigSometimes you don’t have the energy or time to slog your way up one of the great iconic giants of the Highlands. Some of Scotland’s best-loved hills are the smaller peaks, often more accessible, full of character and offering equally
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Mountaineers urge councillors to reject wind farm near Glen Affric http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountaineers-urge-councillors-to-reject-wind-farm-near-glen-affric/0012525/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/mountaineers-urge-councillors-to-reject-wind-farm-near-glen-affric/0012525/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:56:01 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12525 affricThe Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) is urging elected members of the Highland Council South Planning Applications Committee to refuse consent for the Beinn Mhor wind farm on the edge of the world-famous landscape of Glen Affric. Mountaineers objected to
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Hypothermia warning as temperatures set to plummet http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/recognise-hypothermia-before-it-kills-says-mountaineering-council/0012508/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/recognise-hypothermia-before-it-kills-says-mountaineering-council/0012508/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:01:44 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12508 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs temperatures in Scotland are set to return to full winter lows this weekend and into next week, safety experts have warned that even modern technical clothing is not proof against the dangers of hypothermia. Hypothermia, when body temperature is
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Music on the Bogland Rock: Creag Meagaidh http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/music-on-the-bogland-rock-creag-meagaidh/0012488/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/music-on-the-bogland-rock-creag-meagaidh/0012488/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:07:38 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12488 Lintern-4202David Lintern discovers the woody magic of Creag Meagaidh, a conservation success story. Mooching around in the gloaming, seeking a good pitch. I crossed the burn, up to my shins, surprisingly cold, fast and flowing hard. Widely spaced birch and
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Police release video of masked gunmen attacking goshawk nest in Cairngorms National Park http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/police-release-video-of-masked-gunmen-attacking-goshawk-nest-in-cairngorms-national-park/0012484/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/police-release-video-of-masked-gunmen-attacking-goshawk-nest-in-cairngorms-national-park/0012484/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:29:01 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12484 By Pellinger Attila at Hungarian Wikipedia [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsPolice Scotland and the RSPB have appealed for help identifying wildlife criminals, after releasing video footage of masked gunmen appearing to repeatedly attack a goshawk nest in the Cairngorms National Park. In May 2014, a video camera deployed by RSPB
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Coast to coast over the 4000′ summits – by packraft http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/coast-to-coast-over-the-4000-summits-by-packraft/0012476/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/coast-to-coast-over-the-4000-summits-by-packraft/0012476/#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:32:28 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12476 David Hine packrafts the feshieWalkhighlands’ columnist David Lintern and his friend David Hine are planning to walk and paddle from coast to coast, visiting the nine tallest mountains in the UK on the way, in aid of outdoor learning. They are calling the challenge
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Scottish Golden Eagles to be surveyed http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/scottish-golden-eagles-to-be-surveyed/0012472/ http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/scottish-golden-eagles-to-be-surveyed/0012472/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:28:26 +0000 http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/?p=12472 Golden EagleThe number of Golden Eagles in Scotland is to surveyed to check how its population is doing. This is the fourth survey of its kind to be undertaken and is being funded Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and RSPB Scotland. Licensed
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