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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mountain body celebrates safety record

The organisation representing mountaineers and climbers in Scotland has issued its annual report for 2011. In it, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) celebrates the lowest annual number of mountain rescue incidents but raises concerns about the future for wild

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Posted in Walking News

Last chance to win case of organic beer

Walkhighlands has a mixed case of 20x500ml bottles of organic beer to give away, to celebrate the opening of the brand new brewery building at the Black Isle Brewery. However you need to hurry to get your entry in as

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Cows return to Cow Hill

Cow Hill above Fort William could soon see the return of Black Grouse, thanks to the intervention of Lochaber Forest District’s Highland Cattle herd. Acquired by Forestry Commission Scotland in 2001, the site has benefited from new paths to improve

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Posted in Conservation


Isle of Harris Mountain Festival

The Isle of Harris Mountain Festival is a new and exciting week long event featuring guided walks, photographic workshops, sea kayaking, the Harris Five Peaks Challenge, a ceilidh, films, talks and more. The Festival will run from 24 September to

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Posted in Walking News

Walkhighlands members in Nature of Farming final

Walkhighlands self-catering advertising members, Somerset and Carolyne Charrington have reached the final shortlist of four farms competing for a prestigious environmental farming award. The RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award celebrates the fantastic work farmers are already doing for wildlife,

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Posted in Conservation, Walkhighlands news

Cairn Gorm parking charges

Parking charges look set to be on their way for skiers, visitors, and walkers and climbers at the main car park on Cairn Gorm. CairnGorm Mountain, which runs the ski centre and funicular railway, is planning to install 6 stone

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News



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