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Cowal Way gains Scotland's Great Trails status

A long-distance route passing through diverse countryside has been granted great trail status in a ceremony in Argyll.

Forecast gloomy for Mountain Weather Information Service as funding disappears

The forecast is looking gloomy for a weather service that offers specialised reports for Britain’s hillgoers.

Lomond national park bosses launch anti-litter Respect Your Park campaign

Scotland’s first national park has launched a campaign to clamp down on littering and to educate visitors to care for the area.

Missing West Highland Way walker Cyprian Broekhuis found

A walker who went missing on the West Highland Way has been found. Police said Cyprian Broekhuis, who they believed might have been lost on the sho...

Photographer Ian Cameron snaps up Scottish landscape prize with 'ancient Pentax'

A photographer who eschews modern digital equipment has snapped up first prize in a landscape competition.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Scottish outdoors body warns of increased deer risk as clocks go back

Scotland’s official outdoors body is urging people to take extra care on the nation’s roads as the end of British Summer Time signals an increased risk of hitting deer.

Outdoor fans will need map and compass during Highland GPS jamming

Outdoor enthusiasts in the North-West of Scotland are being warned they will not be able to rely on GPS devices for two weeks this month.

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Historic former Highland youth hostel Carbisdale Castle sold to investment firm

A historic castle that was used as a youth hostel for more than 65 years has been sold to an investment company.

Nevis team will dig to uncover mysteries of Dun Deardail vitrified Iron Age fort

Archaeologists will begin probing an Iron Age fortress within sight of Britain’s highest mountain next week.

Scotland's national parks seek volunteer walkers to 'adopt' mountain paths

Walkers are being asked to ‘adopt’ paths in Scotland’s two national parks. The Mountains and the People project will also see 36 traineeships...

Police appeal for sightings of missing West Highland Way walker Cyprian Broekhuis

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing walker on the West Highland Way. Officers said Cyprian Broekhuis spoke to his family late on Wed...

Outdoor groups' dismay as Scots minister approves more Lomond camping bans

Mountaineers’ and walkers’ organisations have reacted with dismay at the Scottish Government’s approval of a camping ban in parts of a national park.

Lake District flood warnings downgraded but more rain on way

Emergency services have stood down from their flood readiness in the Lake District as river levels recede.

Sir Chris Bonington backs bid to win cash for path work on 'magical' Suilven

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington is urging outdoor fans to vote for a ‘magical’ Highlands mountain in a bid for conservation cash.

Marriage followed romance that began on bus to Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

Charity bosses are searching for outdoor fans with happy memories of a youth hostel that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

Missing walker Stephen Russell found safe and well, unaware of police appeal

A hillwalker reported missing in the Highlands has been found safe and well. Stephen Russell had apparently been unaware of the search for him afte...


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