July 24th 2014
The area around Ben Lomond, including the mountain summit, has been designated as a war memorial, called the Ben Lomond National Memorial Park since 1995.
The beacon, created by artificial light, will mark the half-way point in a special torchlit walk being held to raise funds for conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, which cares for Scotland’s most Southerly Munro.
July 22nd 2014
We’re delighted to welcome Peter Macfarlane to Walkhighlands as our new gear editor. Peter is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer and will be familiar to many as a regular contributor to Trail Magazine. His work has also appeared in other magazines and he has covered outdoor topics on both TV and radio.
July 21st 2014
A programme of activities to encourage more people to come and watch magnificent white-tailed sea eagles in Fife forests was launched today (Monday 21 July 2014).
July 20th 2014
I’m very lucky to have a wide and varied brief here at Walkhighlands, but I try to thread my ramblings together with reasonable photos. I hope to develop the photographic thread a little more over the coming months, and I thought I’d start with one of my great personal pleasures of camping out – taking photos at night.
July 18th 2014
Ramblers Scotland is calling on everyone in Scotland to follow the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games and make a pledge to get outdoors and get active on the weekend of 9-10 August. The first ever ‘Get Outdoors Weekend’ aims to help everyone across Scotland discover the fun of getting active outdoors.
July 11th 2014
The Jewel of the Forth An island measuring 1500 by 500 metres mightn’t be the first place that springs to mind when you’re looking for an afternoon’s cliff-top walking or one of the greatest natural spectacles in the British Isles,…
July 8th 2014
Walkhighlands has today launched coverage of Orkney with the publication of 40 walking routes on the islands. Ranging from the classic walk from Rackwick to view the Old Man of Hoy, to rambles to bird spotting hides and days out…
July 8th 2014
Mountaineers are fighting a wind farm proposal which threatens the iconic wild landscape of Rannoch, spoiling views from many popular mountains including Schiehallion and the tourist route to Glencoe and the western highlands. The Talladh-a-Bheithe wind farm, on the estate…
July 7th 2014
Anyone planning to walk the Skye Trail this year can now pre-order a copy of the new Cicerone guide to the route. The guidebook will be published on 15 July and is available either to pre-order or as an e-book…
July 4th 2014
Scottish Mountain Rescue has elected Simon Steer as the new Chair, taking over from Jonathan Hart who steps down after 3 years in the role. Accepting the appointment Simon, who is the Deputy Leader of the Cairngorm Team, commented, “I…
July 4th 2014
A climber has has died after falling about 200m in Glen Einich in the Cairngorms today (Friday 4 July). Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team said the man slipped and fell while climbing with a colleague who managed to raise the alarm.
July 1st 2014
It doesn’t get much more niche than Finisterre – a Cornish company specialising in cold water surf apparel. It may seem strange that a surf company would appear on the radar of a hillwalking website, but amongst the hoodies and chunky jumpers...