Monthly Archives: March 2019

Our pick: the 10 finest Munros

The Munros are the mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet high. First catalogued by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891, the list has been revised ever since to keep up to date with the latest height measurements, and opinions on which

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

Hillwalkers reminded to check avalanche and weather forecasts

Following the tragic news of fatalities resulting from an avalanche on Ben Nevis this week, mountain safety experts have issued a reminder to walkers, climbers and backcountry skiers that their enthusiasm should always be tempered by close attention to avalanche and weather forecasts.

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Posted in Access issues, Walking News

Campaign offers advice for dog owners around livestock

Dog owners are being encouraged to take extra care around livestock when enjoying the great outdoors this spring.

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Posted in Access issues

Our pick: walks from the NC500

The NC500 – the ‘NC’ standing for North Coast – has become a hugely popular road trip around the North Highlands over the last few years. The route – a loop around northern Scotland from Inverness – has achieved wide

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

‘Insect apocalypse’: my waking nightmare

Like anyone with more than a passing interest in the environment I keep a keen eye on the latest headlines from the natural world. There’s plenty of good news to celebrate…

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

Gear review: Alpkit Woodsmoke mountain shirt

Recommended Price: £59Weight: 375g (men’s large) Here’s something a little different for your base or even mid-layer. The Woodsmoke shirt has the looks of a classic lumberjack-style shirt – but re-imagined to make it much more practical for active use

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Posted in Baselayers, Gear reviews, Magazine

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