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Signs, sticks and stones

When is a pile of stones a work of art, a historical monument or an act of vandalism, and how much signage do we want in the Scottish Hills? David Lintern considers cairns, signposts, interpretation and other human interventions, both

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

Report finds Scotland failing to protect against damaging hill tracks

A new report has found that current Scottish law is failing to protect Scotland’s landscape from damage caused by the building of vehicle tracks in the countryside. A coalition of nine leading Scottish environmental organisations is now calling for stronger

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Delay for Carnach Bridge replacement

Early this year we updated our Cape Wrath Trail route description to reflect that Carnach Bridge near Sourlies had been condemned as unsafe to cross and removed. The river is frequently impossible to cross in spate conditions. Camusory Estate has

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Hillwalkers urged to check deer stalking info as season gets underway

As the weather warms up, the deer stalking season begins. Walkers can make sure they won’t disturb stalking by checking the latest local advice on deerstalking provided through Scottish Natural Heritage. The details on deer stalking on estates between July

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Posted in Access issues, Walkhighlands news

800% parking charge increase shocks hillwalkers

Hill walkers have been outraged by a proposed 800% increase in parking charges at one of Scotland’s most popular mountains. Argyll & Bute Council has announced its intention to increase car parking charges in Arrochar, at the head of Loch

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Garbh Choire Refuge repairs complete

An historic mountain refuge has been restored by volunteers. The Garbh Choire Refuge is situated in one of the more remote climbing areas in the Cairngorms. Although usage has been light compared to other shelters in the area, it has

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

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