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The Munros and the joy of bagging

18 September 2015 by Helen Todd

Helen Todd explores her passion for bagging in the mountains of Scotland

Sagitta constellation by Keith Moseley

Stargazing: Cepheus, the father of Princess Andromeda

14 September 2015 by Brian Jones

Autumn highlights for astronomers include a total lunar eclipse on 28 September and the chance to spot the constellation of Cepheus.

Byway Open to All Traffic

The Big Pathwatch

01 September 2015 by Walking Class Hero

With the Big Pathwatch moving into high gear, one walker describes the joy of discovery fuelled by the project.

Sagitta constellation by Keith Moseley

Stargazing: finding a little arrow in the summer sky

25 August 2015 by Brian Jones

Walk’s resident stargazer Brian Jones introduces us to Sagitta, a tiny but distinctive constellation resembling a tiny dart, which is often linked to the hero Hercules or to Cupid, the god of love.

Bee on flower by James Petts

Phil Pickin: the future of our bees

25 August 2015 by Phil Pickin

As fruits and foods ripen this autumn, Phil Pickin reflects on the importance of bees and why they need protecting…

Goldcrest bird by John Harding

Paul Stancliffe: autumn bird migration

25 August 2015 by Paul Stancliffe

From his expert perch at the British Trust for Ornithology, Paul Stancliffe explains what to look for as the UK’s birdlife migrates in the autumn…

Boots in a row

Volunteering: What's next?

08 June 2015 by Ed Wilson

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Our volunteers: our heartbeat

04 June 2015 by Kate Ashbrook

What other organisation can boast that one in every five of its members are active volunteers?

Mole above ground

Phil Pickin: Discover the wildlife right under your feet

12 May 2015 by Phil Pickin

Wildlife expert Phil Pickin urges us all to take note of the wildlife that’s right under our feet.

Walking Class Hero looking at the New York skyline

Walking Class Hero: world cities for walking

06 May 2015 by Walking Class Hero

A city’s environmental credentials are an important factor in assessing its status. Walking Class Hero takes a look at New York and Glasgow to see how accessible and user-friendly their walking routes are.