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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Lewis wind farm decision – a victory for wilderness and walkers?

Plans by Lewis Windpower for a huge wind farm at Barvas Moor in Lewis were refused consent last week. Ministers have concluded that the proposed 181 turbine Lewis Wind Farm would have a serious impact on the Lewis Peatlands Special

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Posted in Conservation, Walkhighlands news

Ramblers victory in Scottish Access case

Ramblers Scotland President Dennis Canavan today welcomed the court decision which upheld public rights of access to the majority of the Boquhan estate near Kippen, Stirlingshire. Stirling Council and the Ramblers’ Association had opposed an application by Mr Euan Snowie

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Posted in Walking News

Walkers asked to look for Ptarmigan

Walkers on Goatfell, Ben Lomond and Ben Lawers are being asked to play their part in a National Trust for Scotland survey of the Ptarmigan population. The sightings will contribute to a detailed survey to be carried out by the conservation

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Ben Nevis climber hit by falling ice

A 51 year old climber from Cumbria has been rescued from Ben Nevis after being hit by falling ice. Reportedly he was ascending the left Indicator Wall route on the North Face. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team reached the man yesterday

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JMT objects to Schiehallion path designation

Perthshire and Kinross Council have proposed that the normal route up Schiehallion should be included in the Core Path network. The owners of Schiehallion, conservation body The John Muir Trust, has objected on the grounds that this could lead visitors

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Special offer on Quo PRO for Scotland

Walk Highlands have teamed up with Mapyx to bring you a great and exclusive special offer on mapping software for your PC. QUO PRO Scotland – which includes the full version of Quo and the complete Ordnance Survey 1:50 000

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