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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mountain man's legacy sends Scots on road to adventure

Four intrepid Scots in their 20s and 30s will embark on a range of conservation adventures in the Highlands, Trinidad, California and Newfoundland, thanks to a fund set up in memory of Bill Wallace MBE, an inspirational Edinburgh-based mountaineer who

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Busy year ahead for bothy group

Volunteer members of the Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) are getting geared up for a busy year of bothy maintenance. The Association, which looks after over 100 bothies for walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts, has a full programme of projects planned for

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Posted in Walking News

Men's Trail Shoes

There are some situations where a strong, rigid boot is almost essential – ice-climbing immediately springs to mind – but for a lot of the time there is no need to lug a pair of boots around. Footwear is an

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews

Women's Trail Shoes

Having spent years engaged in a perpetual foot versus stiff boot struggle, I became an evangelical convert to the world of trail shoes after completing a long distance route in footwear strongly resembling my old school trainers. Since then trail

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews

Wildfires hit Northwest Highlands

Following the long spell of very dry weather, firemen have been fighting several large wildfires in Northwest Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. Flames stretching for two miles in length were at one point threatening the village of Strontian on the

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Caledonian Forest project needs your vote

An ambitious plan to reconnect two ancient Caledonian pine forests in the heart of the Cairngorms is one of six conservation projects competing for funding. The project to restore the Caledonian forest at Abernethy has reached the shortlist of this

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

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