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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Body found in search for missing Daniel Bennett

Police Scotland have reported that teams searching for missing hillwalker Daniel Bennett have recovered a body. Mr Bennet, 43, a software developer at the Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University, was last seen on Saturday, March 21, just

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Police appeal to find missing Tyndrum walker

Police are appealing for information to help trace a 43-year-old man reported missing. Daniel Bennett was last seen in the Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, just before midday on Saturday 21 March and was believed to be walking in the hills

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Water Walker – a landlubber’s guide to packrafting

A few weeks ago, Walkhighlands kindly reported on a little adventure a friend and I are doing in May. The plan is to walk and paddle across Scotland including the nine highest mountains – the 4,000 footers – using inflatable

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Posted in Magazine

Mountaineers challenge party leaders ahead of election

As the General Election draws closer, party leaders at Westminster and Holyrood have been challenged to say where they stand on the protection of Scotland’s mountains and wild land. Thousands of people have already signed a petition calling for protection

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Posted in Conservation

30 new long distance walks planned for Scotland

The Scottish Government says it plans to add a further 500 miles to the existing network of footpaths and cycle routes by joining up and improving current routes and adding 30 new long distance routes to be completed by 2019.

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Posted in Walking News

Appeal to replace Derry Bridge launched

An appeal has been launched to rebuild the Derry bridge in the Cairngorms in memory of mountaineer, Donald Bennet. The footbridge over the Derry Burn at the foot of Glen Derry was washed away during the flood in August last

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