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Ben Dolphin

Meet the Pine Marten

"Oh wow! A pine marten visits the cottage" I exclaimed, uber-excitedly, as I turned a page in the cottage guest book. "Really?" replied my sister, not looking up from her book and therefore sounding distinctly underwhelmed. I always made, and indeed still ...

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Review: Osprey Tempest 30l women's backpack

RRP Price: £100 Weight: 86g Osprey's Tempest 30 litre pack has been my all-year rucksack of choice for the last 4 years, except when carrying a tent. It has seen me through numerous hill and lower level walks, my Munro compleation in ...

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Noup Head photo on Walkhighlands inspires new Dundee V&A

A photograph taken by Phil Turner for Walkhighlands has been revealed as helping to inspire the design of the new V&A building in Dundee. The photograph was originally taken by Phil when researching the Walkhighlands route at Noup Head on ...

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Linda Cracknell

Caterans, Cowboys and Cushion-covers

At the end of our first day on the Cateran Trail in August 2013, a friend and I found our way to a large plastic-wood bar at the Spittal of Glenshee Hotel. A cavernous room was crowded with families, runners, ...

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David Lintern

Paving Paradise

David Lintern visits the site of a proposed housing development in the Cairngorms National Park. In August this year, the Cairngorm National Park Authority approved 'in principle' plans for up to 1500 houses and associated infrastructure near Aviemore. It's a plan ...

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Cameron McNeish

Wainwright Revealed

FILM-maker Richard Else and I have worked together for the best part of a quarter of a century. In that time he has endured the idiosyncratic nature of this curmudgeonly outdoor writer with patience and good humour, and has persevered ...

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Ben Dolphin

Life under the pink-footed flight path

At first it's barely noticeable. A tinny resonance of indistinct origin, easily ignored amongst the background hums and whirs of the home. I stop crunching my toast and listen. The morning radio presenters are doing an outside broadcast from a ...

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Nan Shepherd biography to launch in Cairngorms

Best known for her masterpiece of mountain literature The Living Mountain, (first published in 1977) Nan Shepherd, who died in 1981 has been in the news recently. Her image now graces the new Scottish £5 note; The Living Mountain (about ...

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