Monthly Archives: May 2019

Gear review – Tilley Hiker’s hat

Recommended Price: £85Weight: 108g Canadian brand Tilley are famed for their hats – whether you think that’s famously well-made and durable or famously expensive. For many years I baulked at the price being so much higher than alternatives, but I

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Posted in Accessories, Gear reviews, Magazine

No Permits planned for Ben Nevis

I really should have known better. A journalist of my acquaintance rang me to say he’d been chatting to the John Muir Trust about Ben Nevis. Clearly on the scent of a story he told me that 160,000 people had

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine, Walking News

Our pick – Scotland’s greatest glens

Scotland is as known for its glens as it for its bens. The word glen comes from the Gaelic and means a steep-sided valley – most of them were carved by glaciers during the last Ice Age; the word strath

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Posted in Magazine, Our picks

New Outdoors Award Scheme for Young People

Ramblers Scotland has launched a new award scheme to offer young adults a free and inspiring introduction to the outdoors.

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Posted in Magazine, Walking News

Path repair begins on popular Munros

A £100,000 appeal to fund much needed repairs to Scottish hill paths has reached its target and work has now started on one of two major projects. The Mend Out Mountains: Make One Million appeal, which has run over the

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Gear review – Keen Venture mid hiking boots

Recommended Price: £129.99Weight: 550g per boot (mens’ size 10) I’ve usually found boots and shoes from Keen to be a good match for my relatively wide feet, with a roomy toe-box. So I was interested to try out the new

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Posted in Footwear, Gear reviews, Magazine

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