Monthly Archives: August 2015

Glen Coe Skyline race ‘unlikely to inconvenience hillwalkers’

This Saturday (22nd August) will see the Salomon Skyline race held in Glencoe. One of six races in the 2015 Skyrunning UK calendar, the ‘SGCS’ has been one of the most anticipated races in the UK in recent years. Shane

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

The hypnotic beauty of cottongrass

Bogs are hard to love. Indeed, if you hear the word ‘bog’ then what might spring to mind, other than the lavatory, is something that grips your boot and refuses to let it go as you step away. Or perhaps

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Posted in Magazine

Chris Packham to kick off Spirit of John Muir events

Naturalist, photographer and television presenter Chris Packham is the inaugral speaker for a series of events called the Spirit of John Muir which will kick off with a talk in London on 9 September. The events invite speakers to bring

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Work starts on John Muir Way Kilpatrick Hills section

Three bridges and 500 tonnes of other path materials are being airlifted on to the Kilpatrick Hills by helicopter to complete a new five mile section of the John Muir Way. Partners, sportscotland, Legacy 2014 Active Places, Scottish Natural Heritage

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Assynt’s Rare Animals?

Linda Cracknell is an-award winning Highlands-based writer known for her creative approach to exploring wild places and man’s interaction with them. Her Walkhighlands’ essays cover the cultural aspects of the Scottish landscape on a quarterly basis. In May this year

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Isle of Harris Mountain Festival line up announced

The programme for the 2015 Isle of Harris Mountain Festival which takes place between Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th September has now been announced. As well as the expected mountain and hill based activities, including a walk up Clisham and

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