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Sloping off with the bishop

July 8 2017

Scotland’s largest lowland loch, Loch Leven is a haven for birds and wildlife. It is also a magnet for walkers and cyclists, thanks in part to a 21km all-abilities trail that rings the water.

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A stunning outlook oft overlooked

July 1 2017

The upland country between Glen Almond and Strathbraan in Perthshire is dotted with fine wee hills. The best known of these is Birnam Hill, its popularity stemming from both Shakespearean connections and the presence of a long established and well-walked trail to the summit.

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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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Quick march to a military camp

June 17 2017

A century ago, Major Peter Norman Nissen, of the British Army’s 29th Company Royal Engineers, invented his eponymous hut and it has since become one of the world’s most recognisable military structures.

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Every cloud has a silver lining

June 10 2017

The lengthy coastline of Fife harbours some beautiful beaches. From Tentsmuir Sands, in the north, to Inverkeithing Bay, in the south, sandy strips, rocky coves and bays of shingle satisfy all moods, from the desires of castle builders to those intent on a bracing seaside stroll.

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Steaming out of Killin

June 3 2017

Funded by local people and their laird, the Killin Branch Railway opened in 1886, a vital link between the village and the Callander to Oban mainline some three miles away.

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Trunk road to the top

May 27 2017

At first glance – whether on the ground or on the map – the summit of Innerdouny Hill appears cut off from the rest of the world by blanket forestry.

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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.