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Cowal walking festival open for bookings

Cowal’s walking festival is back for 2018. Based in Dunoon on the Firth of Clyde, this year’s festival will run from Friday 5th to Friday 12th October inclusive with a varied range of carefully graded guided walks to suit all

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Too hot for the hills? Experts warn of twin dangers

With the forecast remaining warm and dry for the coming week, hillwalkers in Scotland are facing an unusual challenge – not enough water! As well as meaning people should carry more water than usual to avoid dehydration, the dry conditions

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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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How 83 year old Sheila Hancock conquered Suilven

Film director Simon Hunter describes filming on the mountain of Suilven in Scotland’s northwest Highlands. EDIE tells the story of an elderly lady played by Sheila Hancock who after a bitter and miserable life decides to release herself from a

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Airlifts on Suilven for second phase of path repairs

This week from Monday 7 May, community-owned Suilven in Sutherland will be at the centre of four days of helicopter activity to carry hundreds of tonnes of stone and gravel to the high slopes. The airlifts mark the start of

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Don’t slip up this bank holiday

As the May Bank Holiday approaches, hill walkers are being urged to treat long-lying snow patches with caution. Although it’s spring on lower ground, the high mountains of Scotland are still hanging onto winter, and there are still substantial snowfields

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