Monthly Archives: July 2015

Wild land protected as Allt Duine windfarm refused

One of Scotland’s most controversial proposed wind farms – on officially designated ‘wild land’ in the Monadhliath – has been rejected by Scottish Government ministers following a public enquiry and lengthy delays. Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “The Scottish

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Orienteering events to close Moray and Strathfarrar roads

The World Orienteering Championship’s and orienteering’s Scottish Six Days event will run at the same time from 31 July to 8 August and will involve some road closures including Glen Strathfarrar on Monday 3 August. The competitions will bring 450

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Trail shoes – Group Test

I spent my early days running around the hills in trainers carrying a cheap rucksack with a nylon cagoule and a spare jumper in it. Before I knew it I was head to toe in technical gear, with big boots

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

Quinag footpath work starts

Local footpath repair company Mountains Made Accessible has begun work this week on a programme of repairs to the footpath that leads from the main saddle (the Bealach a’ Chornaidh) to the highest summit of Quinag. The mountain, which includes

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Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Gear review: Child carriers

If you want to get off the flat and up the hills with your wee one, a child carrier is called for. But which one? David Lintern and family take a look… The adage ‘try before you buy’ is never

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks

Chris Packham joins Rewilding Britain campaign

Chris Packham, the wildlife writer and TV presenter, has thrown his weight behind Rewilding Britain, a new independent charity that aims to restore nature and reintroduce missing species such as wild boar, bison, lynx, pelicans and eventually wolves and sperm

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