Campaign offers advice for dog owners around livestock

Dog owners are being encouraged to take extra care around livestock when enjoying the great outdoors this spring.

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Our pick: walks from the NC500

The NC500 – the ‘NC’ standing for North Coast – has become a hugely popular road trip around the North Highlands over the last few years. The route – a loop around northern Scotland from Inverness – has achieved wide

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Gear review: Alpkit Woodsmoke mountain shirt

Recommended Price: £59Weight: 375g (men’s large) Here’s something a little different for your base or even mid-layer. The Woodsmoke shirt has the looks of a classic lumberjack-style shirt – but re-imagined to make it much more practical for active use

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Wild land and its critics

The very idea of protecting Scotland’s “wild land” provokes heated debate on social media. Many people see wild land as something vital under threat, whilst others claim it simply doesn’t exist. Paul Webster takes a look at the debate around wild land and why we need it.

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Winter set to return to Scotland’s mountains

The unprecedented warm weather in Scotland’s mountains in recent weeks looks set to end – and mountaineering experts are reminding walkers, climbers and skiers that it’s time to replace T-shirts with fleeces and make sure they have their ‘winter heads’

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Older GPS devices could be hit by ‘millennium-style’ bug

A warning for walkers using GPS devices that were made prior to 2010. The date format used in the older specification for GPS devices runs out of digits this April 6th. The specification was changed some years back and all

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