Monthly Archives: March 2016

Gear review – backpacking rucksacks

If you think of backpacking the first thing that comes to mind is probably carrying a big rucksack and walking a long distance trail, or maybe exploring a new country while being as self-sufficient as possible. In Scotland, although we’re

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Posted in Gear reviews, Magazine, Rucksacks

And he thought it was all over…

SEVERAL folk have asked me recently if I’ve given up the hills for cycling? I’ve certainly been enjoying my bike a lot more in the past five years than in the previous fifty and it’s true to say that for

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Posted in Magazine

Daughter appeals to Cairngorms walkers in search for Jim Robertson

Now that the snow cover has greatly reduced and conditions are improving, the family of hillwalker, Jim Robertson, Police Scotland & Mountain Rescue teams are asking any hill goers in the Cairngorms area to please keep looking out for the

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Posted in Walking News

New section of John Muir Way opens through Kilpatrick Hills

A new section of the John Muir Way heading through the Kilpatrick Hills is now open. The new section of path – which heads past Burncrooks Reservoir – replaces the old stage between Balloch and Strathblane which made more use

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Bodies of man and woman found on Ben Nevis

The bodies of a man and a woman have been discovered on Ben Nevis during the search for missing couple Rachel Slater and Tim Newton. The couple, who were in their twenties and from Bradford, were reported missing on 15

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Posted in Walking News

Trees for Life rewilding project wins global conservation competition

Scotland’s only entry in a leading global conservation competition has won funding of more than £20,000 to address biodiversity loss and deforestation in the Highlands, including through the planting of 50,000 native trees and the creation of habitats that will

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Posted in Conservation

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