Monthly Archives: August 2017

Flying the nest

Flying the nest is a big deal. It’s surely among the most momentous events in our lives. I remember doing it myself with a sense of both excitement and trepidation, wondering whether I would experience, as Edina in Absolutely Fabulous

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Review: AKU Montera Low GTX

Recommended Price: £121 Weight: 710g (Pair women’s size 5.5) Mens version available These traditional-looking trail shoes from Aku provide a more robust alternative to lighter, more flexible alternatives. The Montera Low GTX is made in Italy. The uppper is primarily

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Stalking information on Walkhighlands for new season

As Scotland’s deer stalking season gets into full swing, the web-based service to avoid conflict between walkers and stalkers has been relaunched. Scottish Natural Heritage’s ‘Heading for the Scottish Hills’ website allows walkers to check ahead for details of possible

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walkhighlands news, Walking News

Walking now worth £1.26 billion to Scottish economy

Whether it’s wandering on one of 26 long-distance routes or bagging one of the country’s 282 impressive Munros, Scotland is renowned for its memorable walking opportunities with new figures revealing the market generates up to £1.26 billion to the Scottish

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Kinrara gates in Cairngorms National Park re-opened

The Cairngorms National Park Authority and the owners of Kinrara Estate have reported that following positive discussions, newly installed gates on estate driveways will remain open. Kinrara Estate has confirmed to the authority that the gates had not been operated

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Exploring Dunoon

Climbing the steep path and numerous uneven stone-slab steps through deeply moss-covered Puck’s Glen on the Cowal Peninsula, it is easy to imagine I have been transported to another world. Is that the hushed voices of mischievous sprites casting their

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