Monthly Archives: March 2017

Exploring the outdoors around Glasgow

Despite being Scotland’s biggest city, it is surprisingly easy to leave Glasgow behind for a remote-feeling countryside adventure. Head out of the city boundaries in almost every direction and you discover farmland, hills and mountains that seem to pop up

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Posted in Magazine

Tours Guides repair Skye footpath

Resilient tour bus drivers who braved high winds and hail showers have completed urgent path repairs at one of Skye’s busiest scenic spots. Staff from Rabbie’s Trail Burners spent two days working on badly-needed repairs to the Quiraing route, which

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Walking News

John o’ Groats Trail now on Walkhighlands

A new long distance trail linking Inverness and John o’ Groats has been developed and is now featured on Walkhighlands at this link: John o’ Groats Trail guide. The challenging route is 235.5km long and is split into 14 stages

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Posted in Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Undercover Osprey reveals itself as an Award winner

A juvenile Osprey that appears to be in ‘stealth mode’ has been revealed as the overall winner of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2016. Photographer Gordon Rae, from Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, took the shot at Rothiemurchus near Aviemore.

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Posted in Photography

Try a Great Trail

IN a message on Facebook someone recently asked about finding accommodation on the West Highland Way in June. “The plan is to turn up each night along the Way and hope to get a room somewhere without booking in advance.”

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Posted in Magazine

Skills for the Hills Day in Glasgow this weekend

The great outdoors comes indoors this weekend as outdoor organisations get set for a major exhibition in Glasgow aimed at encouraging people to make the most of Scotland’s hills and mountains. Skills for the Hills, organised by Mountain Aid, working

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