Yearly Archives: 2018

Gear Review: Winter Base Layers

Sprayway 1/2 Zip Roola RRP: £55 (widely available for less)Weight: 195g (men’s large) The lightweight Roola is 50% merino wool and 50% polyester, combined to give a very comfortable base layer with a moderate amount of stretch. It’s extremely soft to touch, quick to

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Posted in Baselayers, Gear reviews, Magazine

Enjoy the gift of NNRs this Christmas – Natural Winter Wonderlands near you

Scotland’s National Nature Reserves (NNRS) are the perfect places to clear away the cobwebs and walk-off that extra turkey, or nut roast, this Christmas say Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). SNH welcomed more than 650,000 visitors to its NNRs last year

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Call for progress on protected status for Scotland’s beavers

A number of leading Scottish wildlife charities and individuals with an interest in conservation have signed an open letter to the First Minister, published in The Guardian today calling for a firm date to be set on granting European Protected Species

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Layers of time

Karen Thorburn ponders deep time in the amazing landscape of Assynt.

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Posted in Magazine

Gear Review: Mammut Alnasca Knit Low GTX shoe

RRP: £149Weight: 330g (Women’s size 5.5) The first thing you notice about this approach shoe is the snug fit. The inner is made from an almost seamless 3D-knitted stretchy “sock” – luckily there are pull ties to help ease them

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

Daily avalanche forecasts to begin for winter season

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service daily forecasts for the 2018-19 winter season begin on Friday 14th December.

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

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