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David Lintern

Trespass in the Park

David Lintern lifts the lid on the new wild camping byelaws. On March 1st 2017, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park introduced a byelaw which prohibits free and informal camping within new ‘management zones’, which includes around 150km of ...

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Our pick: Outlander filming locations

We know that many of you watch the TV series Outlander... so by popular request, our latest pick is of walks in locations featured in the two series of the historical and time-travel drama. Glen Coe The very first scenes of the ...

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Ben Dolphin

When does spring start?

On 15th February I went for a walk up West Lomond in Fife and, as I walked through the fields everything around me screamed ‘SPRING!’ for the first time this year. It was only 7C but it was a clear ...

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Ben Dolphin named Ramblers Scotland president

Journalist, blogger, countryside ranger and Walkhighlands columnist Ben Dolphin has been named President of Ramblers Scotland, the representative body for Scottish walkers. He follows in the footsteps of the late conservationist Dick Balharry, award-winning broadcaster Cameron McNeish and most recently Dr ...

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notes taken on the Fife coast trail
Linda Cracknell

Putting walks into words

Award-winning writer Linda Cracknell gives her tips on sharing your walking experiences through the written word. After a day out in the hills, or even tramping for a couple of weeks on a long-distance footpath, some of us have the urge ...

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Cameron McNeish

A look to the future?

BACK at the turn of the century my wife and I hiked the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California with a bunch of friends During our traverse of the trail one of our companions, Terry Leyland, ...

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Skye man scoops Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Dumfries-born photographer Nick Hanson, has been announced as this year's winner of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. Skye-based Nick beat off strong competition from thousands of entries submitted from across the globe to win the prestigious accolade with ...

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David Lintern

What have the mountains ever done for us?

David Lintern wrestles with the outdoors, inside. I’ll confess that writing anything about ‘the outdoors’ at the moment is a struggle. I’m driven to distraction by world events. Five minutes chat at the school gate or surfing the stormy seas of ...

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