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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Knapdale beavers doing well

The latest progress report on beaver the Scottish Beaver Trial has been published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and shows that after initial set backs the beavers appear to be thriving in their Argyle home. A group of European beavers

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Posted in Conservation

Walkhighlands members up for Tourism Awards

Six advertising members of Walkhighlands have made it to the finals of this year’s prestigious Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards. Recognised for their delicious locally-sourced food, friendly service and willingness to go the extra mile, The Glenview on Skye is

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Deadline looms for mountain writing and photo comps

The deadline is fast approaching for entries to this year’s mountain writing and photography competitions. This year, the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) have joined forces this year to expand their popular and

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Posted in Uncategorized

Alternative path on West Highland Way closed

An alternative route to the main West Highland Way on the east shore of Loch Lomond has been temporarily closed due to forestry work. The affected route is the lower path north of Rowardennan between Ptarmigan and Rowcoish, passing the

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Posted in Walking News

Grampian Police issue smartphone warning

Following a series of rescue call outs involving walkers in the Cairngorms, Grampian Police have urged groups to have the correct level of skill and equipment, particularly with regards to navigation. The Police statement states, “Over the past four nights,

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Posted in Walking News

Midlayers for Women

Gear editor Phil Turner writes, “Generally taking the form of a light fleece pullover with a half-zip I find the combination of baselayer, microfleece and a windproof capable of dealing with most of my non-winter hillwalking. The beauty of the

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Posted in Baselayers, Gear reviews, Jackets

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