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Yearly Archives: 2017

Gear review: Keen Wanderer Low WP walking shoes

Recommended Price: £109.99 Weight: 1280g pair (size 10.5) I’ve been a fan of Keen Targhee walking boots for a few years now; my feet are wide across the toes and I’ve always found them extremely comfortable on the hill. So

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews

The Glen

My eye is drawn by the tiny green-headed pines poking their heads nervously above the heather, like prey wary of predator. It’s not that pines are unusual in Scotland but young pines, or at least those growing in such profusion,

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine, Photography

Roads Less Travelled – the Heart of Scotland

In the BBC Adventure Show special that has become a regular part of the Christmas season on TV, Cameron McNeish is making another journey around the landscapes of Scotland, to be broadcast next week. Travelling on foot, by bike, by

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Posted in Walking News

Gear Review: Berghaus Women’s Glissade Waterproof Jacket

RRP: £225 (currently on pre-Xmas offer in many retailers) Weight: 645g (size 10) When this jacket first arrived I felt a rush of 90’s nostalgia quickly followed by disappointment that I would be testing a relatively heavy, chunkily styled, old-school

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine

Avalanche Forecasts Start Friday 15 December

The SportScotland Avalanche Information Service will start publishing its detailed forecasts for the Scottish Mountains today, Friday 15 December. The six mountain areas covered are Northern Cairngorms, Southern Cairngorms, Lochaber, Creag Meagaidh, Glencoe and Torridon. Each report covers snow, avalanche,

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Posted in Walking News

Geodiversity and the Burn o’ Vat

In October this year, as part of a month long rock festival, the best places to see Scotland’s geology were announced. At this point you may well be sitting there with a confused look on your face as you try

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