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Walkhighlands and your privacy

You can't help but have noticed that the laws around the way that companies and websites deal with your privacy are changing this month, on 25th May. You may have had many emails asking you to 'resubscribe' to email newsletters ...

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Ben Dolphin

The Winter Without End: A Review

Mid May would normally seem a late time of year to reminisce about the winter we've just enjoyed/endured (delete as appropriate), but it was only a few weeks ago that my road was blocked by 3ft snowdrifts. That's lovely for ...

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Karen Thorburn Blog 005-03 Brodick Bay from Clauchlands Point
Karen Thorburn

Scotland in Miniature

With its rugged mountains, lush glens and windswept islands, Scotland is a utopia for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Despite my background in geography, I have little desire to venture overseas as my constant thirst for landscape photography, coastal walking, ...

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Review: Osprey Hikelite 26

RRP: £80 Weight: 0.73kg This is a 26 litre unisex day pack, part of Osprey's 2018 range that also includes an 18 litre version. Osprey describe it as a pared-down pack; as someone who feels their packs tend to have too many ...

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David Lintern

Glenlude - A place for people

David Lintern builds the right kind of border wall - a dry stone dyke in the Borders. "I like it here, it has a nice feel. And it's great that it's local to me", says Ellen. With nothing more to add, ...

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Cameron McNeish

Go Take a Hike

I guess it's not uncommon for those of us who live on this side of the Pond to occasionally borrow words from our transatlantic cousins, a trend that appears to have grown considerably since the Second World War when many ...

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Linda Cracknell

The toughest paper-round in the UK?

I do like a walk with a purpose, so I revelled in planning the delivery of a newspaper-style publication to an MBA bothy. Uags is perched on the far southern tip of the Applecross peninsula, curled around by the waters ...

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Ben Dolphin

The Common Frog: Hopping for a good spring!

The first frogspawn of the year usually takes me by surprise. It shouldn't of course, because it's an annual event as reliable as the first green shoots of grass rising from the barren, brown hillsides. But when I see those ...

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