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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Walker loses compensation claim after West Highland Way fall

A 12 year old boy who suffered life threatening injuries after a fall whilst walking on the West Highland Way has lost a damages claim for £250,000 against the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Lawyers acting for Michael

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Posted in Walking News

Kestrel 4500 Weather & Environmental Meter

RRP: £367.20 Weight: 102g Batteries: 2 x AAA (supplied) Compact and lightweight with a full range of useful features. Expensive, and perhaps too many features for the casual user. “Oh yeah, it was easily blowing 100mph plus up there” The

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews

Countryside dinosaurs are not yet dead in Scotland

WE don't have many good environmental columnists in Scotland but I would suggest Rob Edwards of The Sunday Herald is probably the best. Rob recently picked up a story about a letter that had been sent to The Scottish Farmer

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Review: The Corbett Round by Manny Gorman

In 2009 fell-runner, Manny Gorman set out to complete a continuous traverse of the Scottish Corbetts on foot, bike and sail. At the time the run was followed avidly by many on Walkhighlands and the riveting read he has produced

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Posted in Books, Gear reviews

Campaign calls for withdrawal of Monadhliath windfarm

The Save Monadhliath Mountains (SMM) campaign coalition has today welcomed the decision by energy company SSE to abandon its plans for a 27-turbine wind farm at Dalnessie near Lairg. The campaign is calling on devloper RWE to follow suit and

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Ben Nevis avalanche rescue

A male and a female climber have been injured after being caught in an avalanche and falling around 300 metres on Ben Nevis. The accident happened on the Brenva face above Coire Leis on Monday 24 February. The avalanche was

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Posted in Walking News

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