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Search and Rescue

Britain’s voluntary land-based mountain rescue teams are supported by professional helicopter search and rescue operations. David Lintern visits the new Coastguard Search and Rescue base at Prestwick. Prestwick SAR (search and rescue) became operational in Jan 2016, and in that

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Posted in Magazine

Trespass in the Park

David Lintern lifts the lid on the new wild camping byelaws. On March 1st 2017, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park introduced a byelaw which prohibits free and informal camping within new ‘management zones’, which includes around 150km of

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

What have the mountains ever done for us?

David Lintern wrestles with the outdoors, inside. I’ll confess that writing anything about ‘the outdoors’ at the moment is a struggle. I’m driven to distraction by world events. Five minutes chat at the school gate or surfing the stormy seas

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Posted in Magazine


Gear of the Year 2016 – Part Two

David Lintern continues his round up of his favourites from an outdoors year in gear. You can see his pick from 2016s trailshoes and layers – including jackets, trousers and gloves – in the first part here. Pack Millet Prolighter

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine

Bare hill of the hind

Are deer eating us out of house and home? David Lintern weighs the evidence in the latest battle for the heart of the beast. Red Deer may be Scottish icons, but they represent much more than a shortbread tin version

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Gear of the Year 2016 – Part One

David Lintern begins his round up of some of his favourites from an outdoors year in gear. OK, so the easy rhyme of the title aside, this is not the definitive list… because no such thing exists. It’s just my

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine



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