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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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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Trespass in the Park

David Lintern lifts the lid on the new wild camping byelaws. On March 1st 2017, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park introduced a byelaw which prohibits free and informal camping within new ‘management zones’, which includes around 150km of

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine

Torridon Mountain Rescue Team appeal for funds to complete new base

After 40 years operating out of a large cupboard in the local Youth Hostel, the Torridon Mountain Rescue Team is to begin building a new base this month. The team said that “We are fortunate that the National Trust for

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Our pick: Outlander filming locations

We know that many of you watch the TV series Outlander… so by popular request, our latest pick is of walks in locations featured in the two series of the historical and time-travel drama. Glen Coe The very first scenes

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Southern Uplands Could Hold New Modern Wilderness for Scotland

Festival speaker encourages communities to review benefits of allowing land to return nature and creating iconic destinations. A national rewilding expert is proposing that one of Scotland’s first modern wildernesses could be created in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish

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When does spring start?

On 15th February I went for a walk up West Lomond in Fife and, as I walked through the fields everything around me screamed ‘SPRING!’ for the first time this year. It was only 7C but it was a clear

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Posted in Magazine



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