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Reed all about this riverside route

December 17 2016

A walk along the north bank of the Tay Estuary at Errol offers a riverside stroll with a difference, for the river itself remains rather distant thanks to the shoreline’s vast tidal reed beds.

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Exploring great coastal links

June 24 2017

With the car up on the ramps after its annual run-in with the MoT inspector, I set off in search of a walk with good public transport links and arrived, by bus, in the Angus town of Carnoustie.

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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 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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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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Isla and Abbey stars of Strathmore stroll

October 14 2017

The folk of Coupar Angus proudly proclaim their town to be the ‘jewel of Strathmore’ and, setting off from the market cross in the heart of the community, I was keen to unearth some local treasures for myself.

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A clearing in the woods

August 5 2017

Rising from the north-east shoreline of Loch Tay, Drummond Hill is a sturdy little peak lost to forestry. Engulfed by evergreens, the regimented rows of conifers ensure views from its slopes are scant.

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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 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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