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Scottish views and vistas

Manifesto for a walking Scotland

08 April 2016 by Helen Todd

As part of the 2016 Scottish Elections, there is a crying need for politicians to support walking & access, promote health, and protect the environment.

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Has spring already sprung?

01 March 2016 by Phil Pickin

Phil Pickin asks whether winter ever really happened, looks at how climate change affects wildlife and reveals the telltale signs of spring...

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The night sky in spring

01 March 2016 by Brian Jones

As spring gets into full swing, Brian Jones takes a look at the night sky in March and explains how to spot Hydra, the celestial water snake…

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The magic of the dawn chorus

01 March 2016 by Paul Stancliffe

Our resident birdwatching expert, Paul Stancliffe, explains which birds to look out for this spring and where.

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A ban on informal camping in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

28 January 2016 by Helen Todd

From March 2017, anyone wishing to camp along approximately 150km of loch shores within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park will find they are faced with a ban.

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A Hell of a Walk

27 January 2016 by Benedict Southworth

Yesterday I walked a few miles with Jo Brand on her Sport Relief Hell of a Walk.

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Embrace the season

21 December 2015 by Helen Todd

In the darkest days of winter, it’s tempting to think back with a touch of nostalgia to long, warm summer days.

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Five Things I Will Miss About The Big Pathwatch

16 December 2015 by Benedict Southworth

Ramblers chief executive Benedict Southworth looks back over our most ambitious survey ever.

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Brian Jones hones in on a celestial showpiece

09 December 2015 by Brian Jones

Celebrating the winter months with a celestial showpiece, Brian Jones explains how to see Andromeda and her galaxy…

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Phil Pickin winter wildlife walks

09 December 2015 by Phil Pickin

It might be the time of year for hibernation, but that’s not to say there isn’t plenty of wildlife to keep an eye out for on those winter walks, as Phil Pickin explains…