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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Review: AKU Alterra GTX walking boots

Recommended Price: £180 Weight: 670g AKU may be an unfamiliar brand name to UK walkers, but the Italian company has 30 years experience making boots. Although based in Treviso, Aku also have a second production base in Romania where these

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

Our pick: Multi-Munro routes

If you are into bagging Munros, there’s nothing more satifying than completing a walk that includes several of the prized 282 summits. Not all Munros are equal, and whilst some solitary Munros involve a great deal of effort, there are

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Growing in the Open Air

‘Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.’ Walt Whitman ‘Here’s a question,’ the Geography teacher leading our group said. ‘How many

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Posted in Magazine


Schiehallion helps launch charity appeal

The John Muir Trust hosted a family day on Schiehallion last week to launch an appeal to raise more than £500,000 to help children with cancer in Scotland. Professor Brenda Gibson launched the Schiehallion Appeal last weekend by leading a

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Posted in Walking News

Met Office enhances its mountain weather forecasts

The Met Office has today made major changes to its mountain weather forecasts. The new style forecasts divide Scotland’s mountains into five areas – Northwest Highlands, Southwest Highlands, North Grampians, South Grampians and Southeast Highlands, replacing the previous forecasts which

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Posted in Walking News

Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Conservation bodies are calling on outdoor enthusiasts to help them assess the damage caused to Scotland’s iconic mountains by controversial vehicle tracks. The Scottish Environment LINK Hilltracks group wants hill-goers to photograph or video any instances of upland tracks that

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Posted in Conservation



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