Monthly Archives: July 2015

Dreaming of Assynt

SEVERAL nights ago when the temperature dropped to unusually low levels even for this poor summer I put some logs on the wood burning stove, poured myself a large dram and settled down to read. But it wasn’t a book

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Posted in Magazine

Loch Arkaig night time road closures in August

This August will see some disruption for walkers planning routes or bothy trips from Loch Arkaig as the road will be closed during the evening and night for the duration of the month. The 6pm to 6am closure is to

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Our pick: 12 of Scotland’s most fascinating caves

Caves are perhaps not the first landscape feature people associate with Scotland. Think high mountains, picturesque glens, rugged coastline and stunning sandy beaches – but caves? Here we list 12 of the most fascinating caves for walkers to visit. The

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Baby steps outdoors

an unofficial anti-guide to Irresponsible Parenting (part 1) If there’s one thing more tedious than a childfree friend extolling the virtues of their carbon neutral fun-and-money-filled lifestyle, it’s a self-satisfied parent extolling the worthiness of their child fulfilled life. There

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Posted in Magazine

On going search fails to find missing walkers

Searches over the last weekend by the Lochaber and RAF Mountain Rescue Teams failed to find any signs of missing hillwalkers Tom Brown and Eric Cyl. Whilst the MRT search is ongoing, walkers going to the areas these two men

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Posted in Walking News

Rewilding Britain charity aims to reintroduce missing species

A new organisation, the first of its kind in Britain, was launched yesterday (Tuesday 14 July) and aims to reintroduce wolves, lynx, pelicans and other species. Rewilding Britain is looking to bring back these missing species as well as encouraging

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