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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Scottish Ramblers appeal launched

Leading figures in Ramblers Scotland have joined forces to raise £200,000 to save the Ramblers office and staff in Scotland from massive cutbacks. Dick Balharry, President of Ramblers Scotland, who joined with Dennis Canavan and Cameron McNeish to launch the

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Posted in Uncategorized

Walkhighlands sponsors MWIS forecast

Walkhighlands has just sponsored the Mountain Weather Information Service’s forecast for the Southeastern Highlands. The MWIS provides the most reliable and detailed forecast for climbers and walkers, with information about conditions on the tops as well as more general weather

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Ramblers Scotland facing massive cuts

The Ramblers organisation appeared to be on the verge of war today as news broke of a massive cut in funding for the Scottish branch. Walkhighlands is very concerned that this will mean the Ramblers will no longer be able

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Aonach Eagach and Fife Chain Walk claim lives

A 26 year old man has died following a fall from the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glencoe on Saturday 13 June. The Mountain Rescue Team was involved in the recovery as well as a Royal Navy Helicopter. In another incident

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Posted in Walking News

Corbett runner reaches Great Glen

Hill runner Manny Gorman has reached a milestone in his quest to run all the Corbetts after finishing the summits south of the Great Glen today. Manny began his epic attempt to run all 219 Corbetts (Scottish mountains between 2,500

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Posted in Walking News

Free Explorer 1:25,000 maps for all routes

In a first for an outdoors website, Walkhighlands now features OS Explorer 1:25,000 mapping for every walk. This is the best-selling scale with field boundaries, walls and fences all marked. The maps can be viewed online or printed and they

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