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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Make your Mountain Matter says Mountain Aid

Mountain safety charity Mountain Aid is asking walkers to climb a mountain on 26 May and raise funds. Alex Slimon from Mountain Aid said, “This winter has seen an increased level of fatalities in the mountains, some of which could

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Posted in Walking News

Wild Space opens in Pitlochry

One of the world's most respected landscape photographers, Colin Prior, opened the John Muir Trust's new visitor centre, Wild Space, in Pitlochry, yesterday (Mon 22 April). The opening was also attended by a range of other respected figures from the

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Posted in Conservation

Bridge down on Beinn a'Chreachain Munro route

We’ve received reports that the footbridge over the Water of Tulla at NN353468 is currently badly damaged. Only two twisted and damaged iron girders remain. If the water level is low it is usually possible to cross the river just

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Walkhighlands makes Mountain Safety and Rescue donations

Last year we pledged that we would donate £1000 to walking and conservation-related causes in 2013. So far we’ve donated £500 to mountain safety with two donations: – £250 to support the excellent education and hill-skills work carried out by

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Posted in Conservation, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

MCofS urges hillwalkers to put a spring in their step

The mountain hare is putting a spring in its step and changing coat for summer in the Scottish mountains. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) is asking walkers what they are doing to prepare for summer trips to the mountains.

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

Walkers asked to spot Hen Harriers

Walkers are being urged to report any sightings of hen harriers as part of an initiative aimed at conserving one of Scotland's most charismatic birds being launched today (Mon 22 April). Environment Minister and chairman of the Partnership for Action

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

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