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David Lintern

Search and Rescue

Britain's voluntary land-based mountain rescue teams are supported by professional helicopter search and rescue operations. David Lintern visits the new Coastguard Search and Rescue base at Prestwick. Prestwick SAR (search and rescue) became operational in Jan 2016, and in that year ...

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The best idea we ever had

It is John Muir Day this Friday 21 April. It should be the perfect excuse to get out walking, writes Kevin Lelland of the John Muir Trust. “The best idea we ever had,” said Pulitzer Prize winning author and associate of ...

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Ben Dolphin

Why we should care about peat

Peat. Don't you just love it? Well, if you’re a hillwalker there's a good chance that you don't, because when it's exposed at the surface or when it comes served with its standard topping of spongy luminous moss, it can ...

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Cameron McNeish

Oh Danny Boy

I wonder how many others were saddened to watch a video on Facebook featuring the extremely talented cyclist Danny MacAskill and his cousin riding the Beinn na Caillich horseshoe above Broadford on trials motorbikes. Like everyone else I have nothing ...

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Walkhighlands adds its 2,000th walking route

We've just added the 2,000th walking route to Walkhighlands - a milestone for the site. Having recently passed its 10th birthday, Walkhighlands has long been Scotland's busiest outdoors website and is the most popular walking routes site in the UK. ...

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Fiona Russell

Exploring the outdoors around Glasgow

Despite being Scotland’s biggest city, it is surprisingly easy to leave Glasgow behind for a remote-feeling countryside adventure. Head out of the city boundaries in almost every direction and you discover farmland, hills and mountains that seem to pop up ...

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John o' Groats Trail now on Walkhighlands

A new long distance trail linking Inverness and John o' Groats has been developed and is now featured on Walkhighlands at this link: John o' Groats Trail guide. The challenging route is 235.5km long and is split into 14 stages and ...

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Undercover Osprey reveals itself as an Award winner

A juvenile Osprey that appears to be in ‘stealth mode’ has been revealed as the overall winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2016. Photographer Gordon Rae, from Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, took the shot at Rothiemurchus near Aviemore. The ...

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