‘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

Wild land and its critics

The very idea of protecting Scotland’s “wild land” provokes heated debate on social media. Many people see wild land as something vital under threat, whilst others claim it simply doesn’t exist. Paul Webster takes a look at the debate around wild land and why we need it.

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Posted in Conservation, Magazine

A Circuitry of Ways Old and New

This time last year I wrote for Walkhighlands about the joy of spending early January amidst the scalding, short light on more Northern Islands. But the island this time is Harris.

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Winter set to return to Scotland’s mountains

The unprecedented warm weather in Scotland’s mountains in recent weeks looks set to end – and mountaineering experts are reminding walkers, climbers and skiers that it’s time to replace T-shirts with fleeces and make sure they have their ‘winter heads’

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Posted in Access issues, Magazine, Walking News

Mountain hare book scoops Nature Photography award

A debut book exploring The Secret Life of the Mountain Hare has gained public appreciation in an online vote to find the Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book of 2018. It is the work of photographer Andy Howard, a leading expert on

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Posted in Books, Conservation, Magazine, Our picks, Photography

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