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Monthly Archives: April 2016

John of the Mountains

As we mark John Muir Day, April 21, Peter Pearson, Chair of the John Muir Trust, invites hillwalkers and mountaineers to get involved with the organisation that honours his name. “Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s

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Posted in Magazine

Deaf-blind walker seeks guides for epic Scottish hike

Deaf and blind walker Michael Anderson will be tackling a 215 mile charity hike this May and is appealing for walkers to help him along the way. In 2011 Michael successfully tackled Ben Nevis with the help of some Walkhighlands

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Posted in Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Walkers requested to keep dogs on lead during nesting season

The Cairngorms National Park authority is urging all dog owners to keep dogs on a lead this springtime when ground nesting birds are sitting on eggs, and into the summer months when they have chicks to care for. “The National

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation

Ben Lomond access – road closure at Rowardennan

Road access to the very popular car park at the foot of Ben Lomond is set to be affected by temporary closures from next Monday 18th April until Friday 6th May. Repairs to a retaining wall at Rowardennan will see

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Posted in Access issues

Nature is Awesome!

A couple of weeks ago I found myself sat in the Lochmaddy Hotel on North Uist, rain streaming down the windows, killing time before catching the ferry back to Skye. It was the final day of a four week jaunt

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Posted in Magazine

First osprey egg laid at Loch of the Lowes reserve

The female osprey nesting at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve near Dunkeld has laid her first egg of the season. The egg was laid at 12:52am this morning (12 April 2016). Charlotte Fleming, Perthshire ranger

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Posted in Conservation



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