Monthly Archives: April 2017

100,000th member joins Walkhighlands

After passing it’s tenth birthday, the Walkhighlands community has now reached the milestone of 100,000 members. To celebrate the occasion we ran a competition on the forum for people to guess exactly when the 100,000th member would join. The closest

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Posted in Walkhighlands news

Our pick: Walks from the NC500, Part 2

This is the second part of our pick of walks from the NC500 road-trip route around the North of Scotland. The first half can be read here. Glencanisp circuit, Lochinver The NC500 continues northwards from Ledmore junction, passing the atmospheric

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Environmental Volunteering and the Cairngorms National Park

Volunteers are everywhere! What – or perhaps who – do you think of when you hear the word ‘volunteer’? Maybe the many volunteers forming part of the Mountain Rescue services across the country? Perhaps helping out with your children’s sports

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Posted in Access issues, Conservation, Magazine

Search and Rescue

Britain’s voluntary land-based mountain rescue teams are supported by professional helicopter search and rescue operations. David Lintern visits the new Coastguard Search and Rescue base at Prestwick. Prestwick SAR (search and rescue) became operational in Jan 2016, and in that

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Posted in Magazine

“The best idea we ever had”

It is John Muir Day this Friday 21 April. It should be the perfect excuse to get out walking, writes Kevin Lelland of the John Muir Trust. “The best idea we ever had,” said Pulitzer Prize winning author and associate

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Why we should care about peat

Peat. Don’t you just love it? Well, if you’re a hillwalker there’s a good chance that you don’t, because when it’s exposed at the surface or when it comes served with its standard topping of spongy luminous moss, it can

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

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