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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

‘Tak it Hame’ call for hillwalkers to remove litter left by others

Mountaineering Scotland is asking hill walkers and climbers to help keep Scotland’s hills and mountains clear of litter and to ‘Tak It Hame’ – removing not just their own litter, but any they find left by others. Tak It Hame

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine, Walking News

Essential Repairs on Schiehallion

Visitors warned of closures at Schiehallion during July for essential path repairs. After many years of successful volunteer-based maintenance, contractors are to begin new repairs on the main route to the top of the renowned Perthshire landmark. Essential repair work

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Win £150 each month from Cotswold Outdoor

We’re delighted that Cotswold Outdoor have joined us as the new sponsors of the Walkhighlands forum walk of the month competition. The competition has run for more than ten years, but had been suspended whilst Scotland’s restrictions on leisure travel

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Posted in Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Welcome back – but be responsible

It’s going to be great to once again have freedom to travel around Scotland more than 5 miles from home, from Friday 3rd July. But we need to all think carefully when planning where we head out beyond our local

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

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