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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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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

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

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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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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Coronavirus advice on walking and travel clarified

The Scottish Government has clarified its advice on walking and outdoor exercise for those who live in areas under Tier 3 or 4 restrictions. The new guidance states that if you live in a tier 3 or 4 area, you

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Walkers urged to check for deer stalking before Heading for the Scottish Hills

Hillwalkers are being encouraged to check online for deer stalking information before setting out during the busiest part of the season. NatureScot manages the Heading for the Scottish Hills website which provides details on deer stalking on estates between July

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Donnie Campbell nears self-propelled Munros record

On 1st August Donnie Campbell – a runner from Skye – set off to break the record for the fastest self-propelled round of the Munros. The current record – set 10 years ago by Stephen Pyke – stands at 39

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Posted in Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News


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