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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Spyke’s 40 day Munro attempt going well

It’s day 5 of Stephen Pyke’s (aka Spyke) epic attempt to climb all the Munros in under 40 days all under his own steam. Starting off on Sunday 25 April, Spyke has already tackled Ben More on Mull, the quick

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Corrour Station House to reopen as SYHA

Remote Corrour Station House, on the West Highland Line, is to re-open this Friday as a Scottish Youth Hostel Association hostel. Previously the building which is right next to the railway station at Corrour, operating as an independent hostel and

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Posted in Walking News

Last chance for say on Loch Lomond wild camping

The consultation on the proposed ban on wild camping along a section of the east shore of Loch Lomond has entered its final week. The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority says that it has already received over

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Family sought for lonely Juniper

The sole surviving juniper plant at the National Trust for Scotland’s Ben Lomond is set to get a family, thanks to the efforts of the conservation charity. Once more widespread in the area, there is now only one juniper (Juniperus

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Posted in Conservation

Elie Chain Walk Closed

The dramatic coastal Chain Walk at Elie in Fife has been closed due to extensive vandalism. Fife Council, which maintains the route, says that about two thirds of the chains have been stolen. The chains are a necessary part of

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Four new books from Walkhighlands’ founders

No less than four new books of moderate walks written by Walkhighlands’ Paul and Helen Webster have just been released. Published by Pocket Mountains, each covers 40 short to moderate length walks in a local area. The four new books

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Posted in Walkhighlands news, Walking News

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