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Monthly Archives: April 2019

The John o’ Groats Trail – Filling the Gap north of Inverness

Jim Bunting, the ranger for the John o’ Groats Trail, looks at the development of this new walking route that has captured his heart. In 2014 Jay Wilson, a US citizen then living in Hertfordshire, decided to take on the

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Some lessons from Glen Etive

“Fruitful glen of pools and fishes, Glen of hawks, blue eyed, crying” – Gleann Measach Iasgach Linneach – Deirdre of the Sorrows According to Irish mythology, Deirdre and her love Naoise founded Glen Etive after fleeing Ulster. What was a

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Posted in Magazine

Gear Review: Vaude Trail Spacer 18 rucksack

Recommended Retail Price: £130Weight: 550g This running vest/rucksack hybrid from Vaude hasn’t so much grown on me as clung to me. Incredibly form-fitting and stretchy in places where packs are usually rigid, once secured by the narrow chest and waist

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks

Gear Review: Bridgedale Mid Weight Stormsock waterproof sock

RRP: £32 Available in 2 colours (black and khaki) and 4 unisex UK shoes sizes (3 – 5.5, 6 – 8.5, 9 – 11.5, 12+) I’ve worn waterproof socks regularly for winter running for the last few years, for comfort

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Magazine

Cairngorms Big Nature Weekend

There’s a reason that the BBC Springwatch team are basing themselves here in the Cairngorms National Park in 2019 – it is the most amazing place for wildlife! Organisers of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend are inviting anyone to come

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Posted in Walking News

Gear review: Rab Cirrus Flex hoody

Recommended Price: £125Weight: 404g (large) This reasonably lightweight synthetic insulated jacket is filled with Cirrus 3M Featherless insulation – which Rab reckon is equivalent to 600 fill power down. That’s a little way short of the the warmth and loft

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Posted in Gear reviews, Jackets, Magazine, Midlayers

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