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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Our picks: Gardenstown, Crovie and Pennan

On the remote northern coast of Aberdeenshire, looking out over the Moray Firth, lie three of Scotland’s most picturesque villages: Gardenstown, Crovie and Pennan. Gardenstown (locally known as the Gamrie) is much the largest of the three. A steep, steep

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Gear review: bottles and bladders

Years back all we had were dented Sigg bottles in our rucksacks, but of course times move on. We now have a whole array of different ways of carrying water in the hills. The thing that mixed it up and

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews

Steall Falls path to be closed for at least a month; JMT calls for donations

Following the major rockfall on the popular Steall Gorge path on 13-14 September, the John Muir Trust has confirmed that the path will be closed for at least a month whilst specialist contractors repair the route. Local contractors will start

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Posted in Access issues


The fire that never goes out

David Lintern pays his respects at the Craigallian Fire memorial. After last month’s pilgrimage to the birthplace of British conservation all the way up in Torridon, I wanted to take a look at something much closer to home, but just

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Posted in Magazine

Helicopter drop assists in path repairs on Handa Island

More than 120 tonnes of stone and path-building materials have been airlifted by helicopter to a remote island to allow Scottish Wildlife Trust contractors and volunteers to repair the paths. The worn paths on Handa Island reserve off the west

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Mountain Weather Information Service future assured as funding confirmed

Following discussions between sportscotland and the Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS) both organisations have provided reassurances that the current forecasting service will be maintained. sportscotland has been working in partnership with MWIS since 2007 to provide critical mountain weather forecasting,

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Posted in Walking News



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