Monthly Archives: May 2011

All aboard for Dava Way Ghost Train

Fancy walking 24 miles overnight between Forres and Grantown on Spey? The annual Dava Way Ghost Train Walk will be running again this year on the weekend of 18 – 19 June and is looking for walkers to jump aboard.

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Walkers warned of £500 Lomond camping fine

With less than a week to go before new laws come into effect along the shores at east Loch Lomond, the National Park Authority is warning walkers that they could face a £500 fine if they camp in breach of

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Paths face climate change threat

Scotland’s network of paths may face additional wear and tear in the face of differing weather patterns dictated by climate change over the coming decades, a new report by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has confirmed. Paths form a vital part

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Countdown to Lochalsh Dirty 30

The annual Lochalsh Dirty 30 challenge walk will be held just over two weeks away on Saturday 11 June with 5 June the deadline for applications. The Dirty 30 covers 30 miles of tough Scottish west-coast terrain taking in coast,

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Scottish Midge Forecast enters 6th year

Despite the unseasonally cold weather affecting the Highlands at the moment, the Scottish Midge Forecast has swung into action providing details of the predicted levels of the tiny, biting insects. The forecast, which is now in its sixth year provides

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Nature events celebrate Scotland's biodiversity

Hunting for glass eels and aquatic mini-beasts are just two of the activities taking place during Scottish Biodiversity Week, starting today (Saturday 21 May). Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and partners, the week is being celebrated by parks across

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