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Milling around the river

May 20 2017

The last time I stepped out along the banks of the River Ericht, I hiked downstream from Blairgowrie, in search of the beaver colonies that have, in recent years, made this stretch of water home.

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More to moor than meets the eye

May 6 2017

A grid of tracks tempted me into Muir of Thorn, a swathe of moorland that lies between the Perthshire villages of Murthly and Bankfoot. Heavily wooded, I had earlier touched upon the heath on the return leg of a hike through Murthly Estate.

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Shooting for the summit

April 29 2017

Hill of Wirren occupies the high ground between Glen Lethnot and Glen Esk and is most commonly tackled from the former, either from the hamlet of Bridgend or from further up the single-track road that runs through the sparsely populated valley.

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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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