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Contrasting walk reports win Highlander gear prizes

Every month, the winner of our walk report of the month competition, sponsored by Highlander Outdoor, wins £100 of vouchers to spend on their outdoor gear, with £50 of vouchers for the runner up. It’s been a real joy to read the reports from June, lots of mini and epic adventures here and abroad. Choosing winners was really hard though with quite a few just missing out. However in the end Click here for Inspiration by Claire_jane9 won through. Congratulations – a £100 voucher is on its way to you. And for giving us a proper belly laugh the runner up prize

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New shuttle bus service to launch in the Trossachs

Popular walking destinations in the Trossachs including Ben A’an and Ben Ledi will have a shuttle bus service this summer.  In a bid to help reduce emissions, congestion and parking issues, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority is introducing the Trossachs Explorer.  The bus will run between Aberfoyle and Callander during the peak summer months and will stop at several popular visitor locations on the route, including Loch Katrine, Ben A’an and Ben Venue.  The seven day a week service has been planned to tie in with bus services from Stirling and Glasgow to allow visitors from those

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Ben Nevis via the Arête and a Helicopter Rescue

May was a great walking month with lots of wonderful walk reports on the Walkhighlands forum as a result. Every month, two winning Walk Reports are chosen, with the winners taking £150 of vouchers to spend on outdoor gear at Highlander. The winning report is ChelseaMurray’s We done it!! an enthusiastic report of a great day on Ben Nevis tackling the summit via the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête. Congratulations – a £100 voucher for outdoor gear from Highlander Outdoor is on its way to you. A £50 voucher is also on it’s way to Alan54 for A Great Day on Stob Bàn…before a

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North Face car park closed on weekdays from 3 June

The access track to the popular Ben Nevis North Face car park will be closed on weekdays from 3rd June, for a period of up to 10 days, for repairs. It will not be possible even for pedestrians to pass along the track when it is closed. Forestry and Land Scotland have confirmed that access to and use of the car park will still be possible at weekends. The car park is usually used by climbers and walkers visiting the North Face of Ben Nevis, or those intending to climb the mountain via the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête. The ‘Mountain

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Campaign to repair Scotland’s mountain paths raises £218,000 in first year

The “It’s Up to Us” campaign to help fund repairs to Scotland’s mountain paths has raised over £218,000 of its £300,000 target to help repair 3.2km of path on An Teallach. Path contractors have so far completed 340m of path building and maintenance work on the mountain, funded by the campaign and supported by a team of enthusiastic path maintenance volunteers. The three-year campaign, run by Mountaineering Scotland and the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland, has so far received generous donations from the Scottish Mountaineering Trust, European Outdoor Conservation Association, and other charitable trusts (£154,858), a major private donor (£25,000),

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Loch Cuaich (Quoich) road closure

Highland Council has issued a notice that the road up Glen Garry, passing Tomdoun and on to Kinloch Hourn is to be closed from Monday 13th May, until Friday 20th December. This affects a huge number of walking routes, including the Munros on either side of Loch Cuaich (formerly Quoich on maps), and road access to the Cape Wrath Trail at Kinloch Hourn. However, the closure order is only be in force between 9am and 12 noon, and 1pm to 3pm each day. We have been further been advised that SSE will only enforce on weekdays and will allow vehicles

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Epic winter days win monthly gear prizes

February’s walk report of the month winners sum up the joy of being able to make the best of the small number of great mountain weather days we’ve had last month. The winning report is an account of an epic single day by Mrandmrsod Seeking the perfect Winters day on Ladhar Bheinn. A voucher for £100 of Highlander gear is on its way to you. Congratulations also to Pointless Parasite who wins the £50 runner up prize for Three classic Snowdonia scrambles in one day. For a chance of winning just post a walk report (everything from tiny bimbles to multi-day adventures welcome) on the

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Common Ground: Kirsty Pallas

In our Common Ground series, we hear from the some of the incredible variety of people who enjoy Scotland’s great outdoors. Can you begin by telling us a bit about yourself and your background?  I’m a mountaineering instructor based near Oban, and I work part time for Mountaineering Scotland as a Mountain Safety Advisor, and the rest of the time freelance. This means I do a whole range of work from navigation courses, guiding on the Cuillin Ridge, teaching rock climbing, training up new Mountain Leaders, and delivering winter skills courses. We moved here as a family over 20 years

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Epic US hike and wonderous Assynt win monthly prizes

2024 got off to a great start with loads of people posting their trip reports and walk experiences on the Walkhighlands forum. Each month two winners share £150 Highlander vouchers to spend on outdoor gear. January’s winning report, by Eduardo, takes us back to 2008 to tackle one of the great US trails – the heat of life in the handful of dust – John Muir Trail – a fantastic write up and a great read on a driech Scottish day. The £50 runner up prize goes to Anne C for The Wonder of Ben Mor Coigach, the stunning scenery of the north

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Bid for Affric & Loch Ness National Park launched

A bid to nominate Affric and Loch Ness as Scotland’s third national park has been launched, with organisers saying the area’s globally important natural and cultural heritage deserves protection and celebration. The latest nomination joins previous expressions of interest for National Park status including for the Tay Forest, Galloway, the Isle of Skye, and Lochaber. The partnership behind the proposal says the Affric and Loch Ness area is one of the world’s most beautiful places, and national park status would benefit current and future generations. It would empower local communities, and open up economic opportunities including nature-based jobs, allowing people of

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