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A hill to dye for

April 22 2017

Clachnaben is a cracking wee hill, one that has long been a favourite of mine. Full of character, the high point for me is the granite tor protruding from the summit, an exciting, exposed scramble at the end of a relatively short but reasonably demanding ascent.

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Flying high in Fife

April 8 2017

When aeronautical pioneer Vincenzo Lunardi took off amid much fanfare from Edinburgh in his hot air balloon on what was to become Scotland’s first notable flight he probably had little idea where he would end up.

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Branching west from the wooded den

March 25 2017

Den of Alyth (or more traditionally Den O’Alyth) is a wooded valley on the outskirts of Alyth, a popular local beauty spot boasting a network of paths and bridges perfect for peaceful riverside roaming below mature oak, ash, beech and birch.

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Branching west from the wooded den

March 25 2017

Den of Alyth (or more traditionally Den O’Alyth) is a wooded valley on the outskirts of Alyth, a popular local beauty spot boasting a network of paths and bridges perfect for peaceful riverside roaming below mature oak, ash, beech and birch.

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Cat’s got the views licked

March 18 2017

Standing above the juncture where Glen Prosen emerges from the hills to meet the flat agricultural plains of Strathmore, the gently rounded slopes of Cat Law rise to a fine viewpoint, proffering vistas over both Highlands and Lowlands.

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Climbing from the Tay to a tower

March 11 2017

In life, there is an easy way to do something, and a hard way. The easiest way to reach the top of Kinnoull Hill is from the Forestry Commission’s Jubilee Car park, which lies to the east. The hard way is from Perth, in the west, ascending along the top of a dramatic, craggy escarpment.

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A foray through north Fife

March 4 2017

Long distance trails are a great way to explore the landscape. Equally, they offer useful links between communities, links that can either be walked on their own or incorporated into other outings.

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Shake, rock and roll by the river

February 25 2017

Sometimes turbulent, sometimes tranquil, the River North Esk always seeks to surprise. Rising in the rugged upper reaches of Glen Esk, the insistent ebb and flow streams down through Angus to enter the North Sea at Montrose Bay.

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A walk that is anything but dull

February 18 2017

General George Wade’s network of military roads opened up the Highlands in the first half of the 18th century, enabling government troops to move swiftly through the mountains and glens.

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