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Monthly Archives: June 2016

40 years on…

THIS summer I’m celebrating 40 years as an outdoor writer. I’m going to mark the occasion by taking a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon with my two sons, followed by a five week campervan and mountain walking trip with

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Posted in Magazine

Navigation: A day to learn, a lifetime to master

Ever been lost on a hill? Last week, David Lintern found himself with Mountaineering Scotland. “I’d have thought you Walkhighlands guys would have your navigation all sorted, no?” said Steve, with a bit of a twinkle in his eye. We

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Posted in Magazine

New Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre launched on Isle of Mull

A new marine wildlife visitor centre has been launched in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust – to strengthen conservation action for whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and to develop the Hebrides’ appeal

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Posted in Conservation

I’ve found a fluffy wee chick. What should I do?

A couple of weeks ago my boss phoned just as I was packing up to leave work for the day. She’d received a report from a park visitor who had found an owl chick sitting on one of our mountain

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Scheme launched for hillwalkers’ to ‘Adopt a Path’ in our National Parks

An exciting new campaign encouraging people to help look after Scotland’s most iconic and popular mountains, has been launched today on Conic Hill in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The ‘Adopt a Path’ campaign is part of a

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

MCofS warn walkers not to become too reliant on GPS

Navigation in the Scottish Mountains can be challenging; particularly if the cloud comes down and visibility is lost. This is a time when many hill walkers will pull out their GPS, press a few buttons and confidently follow instructions from

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Posted in Walking News

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