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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dog walkers respond to Capercaillie warnings

Dog walkers have responded positively to a campaign aimed at preventing disturbance of capercaillie during the breeding season. The woods at Boat of Garten in the Cairngorms National Park are a breeding site for the rare and endangered birds, which

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Arran Mountain Festival programme announced

The programme for next year's Isle of Arran Mountain Festival has now been announced. Events will take place between Friday 16 February and Monday 19 May 2014. The programme includes a variety of mountain walks at different grades, a trip

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Posted in Walking News

Scottish Government to assess impact of deer

Environmental charities have welcomed evidence submitted to the Scottish Parliament outlining concerns about the impact that deer are having on the country's natural heritage. The evidence submitted to the Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee by Scottish Natural Heritage

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Posted in Conservation

Epic of Everest film showing at Portree

The original footage of one of the first attempts to climb the highest mountain in the world is showing at the Aros Centre in Portree, Isle of Skye, from 25th to 28 November. The climax of Mallory and Irvine's 1924

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Posted in Uncategorized

Threatened walkers urged to call Police

Walkers have been advised to call the police if they are intimidated or threatened by landowners. And they are urged to remain calm if faced with aggressive land managers. Following recent reports of walkers being approached and intimidated by landowners

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Win one of 5 custom Ordnance Survey maps

The latest Walkhighlands competition gives you the chance to win one of five Ordnance Survey Custom Made maps. The bespoke OS Explorer Map or OS Landranger Maps take just a few minutes to create. Available as both a folded map

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

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