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Oh Danny Boy

I wonder how many others were saddened to watch a video on Facebook featuring the extremely talented cyclist Danny MacAskill and his cousin riding the Beinn na Caillich horseshoe above Broadford on trials motorbikes. Like everyone else I have nothing

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Try a Great Trail

IN a message on Facebook someone recently asked about finding accommodation on the West Highland Way in June. “The plan is to turn up each night along the Way and hope to get a room somewhere without booking in advance.”

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Posted in Magazine

A look to the future?

BACK at the turn of the century my wife and I hiked the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California with a bunch of friends During our traverse of the trail one of our companions, Terry Leyland,

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine


Always a little further

IT’S something I learned from Hamish Brown. Never pass a second-hand bookshop. Hamish, of course, has interest in a huge variety of subjects, from the hills and mountains of this glorious country to poetry and literature and even ancient graveyards.

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Roads Less Travelled – Sutherland, Caithness and Orkney

I’M beginning to feel a little like the Rev IM Jolly. The only time the Glesca clergyman and I are on the telly is at Christmas! This year our two hour-long programmes feature a campervan journey between Dornoch Point in

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He Chose to Climb

Cameron McNeish admits to having been hugely inspired by Sir Chris Bonington’s early failures, rather than his successes. IT was a long time ago and I was lurching between jobs, unsure of my future and dreading the thought of suffering

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