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Data shows most Scots staying local for walks

An analysis of walkhighlands traffic data suggests that most people in Scotland are respecting the Coronavirus travel restrictions when taking their outdoor exercise. There has been a huge shift away from searches for walks in remoter parts of the Highlands,

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Booking holidays in Scotland for 2021

From Boxing Day, all accommodation in Scotland closed for leisure travel and holidays, and will stay closed for an initial period of 3 weeks. Currently, no-one knows for certain when travel restrictions will begin to be lifted once more, as

Posted in Magazine, Walkhighlands news

Cairngorm snow gates closed at Glenmore

The snow gates on the road up to Cairngorm were closed at Glenmore on Christmas Eve, and are set to remain closed during the current Coronavirus restrictions. This means there is currently no vehicle access to the Coire Cas or

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Brain Games

The mountains in winter are both exciting and dangerous. David Lintern takes a look at what happens in our heads when we’re lost in the moment outdoors – whether we are ‘beginners’ or ‘experts’. A couple of months ago I

Posted in Magazine

#ThinkWINTER mountain safety campaign launched

It’s International Mountain Day, and Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Mountain Rescue are amongst a group of partner organisations launching the 2020 #ThinkWINTER campaign to encourage and help people to be safer in the outdoors and the mountains this winter. This

Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Scottish Avalanche Forecasts start for winter 20/21

Avalanche hazard warnings will be produced daily for all Scottish mountain areas from today Friday 11 December. Forecasts will be provided by the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) for the following areas: Lochaber, Glen Coe, Creag Meagaidh, Southern Cairngorms, Northern

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