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Walking News

Hill walkers urged not to be left in the dark as clocks change

A headtorch – and a spare – should be essential items in every walker’s rucksack as British Summer Time comes to an end. Mountain rescue teams have had a busy summer and have already had incidents this year where walkers

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Outdoors and nature engagement sustained post-lockdown

An increase in people visiting the outdoors and engaging with nature has continued after lockdown, a new survey shows. NatureScot has published the second wave of research into how our relationship with the outdoors and nature has changed as a

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

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

Outdoors groups demand urgent rethink over “kneejerk” Perthshire parking bans

Walkers and mountaineers are calling for Perth & Kinross Council to urgently reconsider its “disproportionate” decision to ban parking on nine of its rural roads. The local authority introduced sweeping new parking restrictions across about 60 miles of roads on

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Hostelling at risk

There’s a crisis brewing for Scotland’s hostels. The COVID-19 pandemic has cut a swathe through the tourism industry and the hostel sector has been particularly badly hit. Along with his partner Helen, Gregor Barclay owns and runs Saddle Mountain hostel

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News




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