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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mudslides warning on Beinn a’ Chochuill

The recent torrential rains have caused mudslides to affect the hydro track up the north side of the Allt Mhoille behind Ben Cruachan in Argyll. The track is often used as a route up the Munros Beinn a’ Chochuill and

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Our Pick – 10 of Scotland’s stunning castles

Scotland is renowned for its magnificent castles, with some authorities having counted more than 1,200 of them. They offer tremendous variety, ranging from romantic, craggy ruins to luxurious stately homes for the wealthiest landowners, here’s our personal pick of 10

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Chris Townsend slams reluctance to implement Wild Land Policy

Mountaineer and writer Chris Townsend has joined campaigners against a wind farm in the Monadhliath Mountains to call on the Scottish Government to stay true on its word to protect wild land. Supporters of Save The Monadhliath Mountains (SMM), a

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Steall Falls path closed following landslip

The John Muir Trust has advised at the extremely popular footpath through the Nevis Gorge at the head of Glen Nevis has been temporarily closed. The path – used as the approach to Steall Falls as well as the start

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Posted in Access issues, Walkhighlands news

Strathan Bridge destroyed by floods in Sutherland

The Mountain Bothies Association is reporting that the footbridge over the Lon Mor in Strath Shinary, near Kinlochbervie, has been washed away in the heavy rains sweeping northwestern Scotland. The suspension-style footbridge – at NC244611 – is commonly used to

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Has Drum Castle’s ghost been captured on camera?

Staff at the National Trust for Scotland’s 700 year-old Drum Castle have been left scratching their heads at a mysterious image captured by a webcam. The conservation charity’s wildlife team had set up cameras in the castle’s stables over the

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