Interviews and opinion

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Walk and Talk with Hazel Strachan

The record-breaking solo walker, wild camper, packrafter and Ramblers member has successfully summited Scotland’s 282 Munros (hills over 914m/ 3,000ft) an astonishing 10 times – and an eleventh attempt is well under way.

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Walk and Talk with Michael Stewart

The writer and Ramblers member reveals the inspiration behind his unique Brontë Stones tribute to the literary sisters and explains why we must get more young people out on the moors.

Walk and Talk with Lucy Wallace

Lucy Wallace is the first woman president of Ramblers Scotland. A qualified mountain leader and wildlife guide, Lucy is passionate about inspiring more people to enjoy adventures on foot – no matter how close to home.

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Walk and Talk with Ash Dykes

Ash Dykes, 29, is the first person to walk 6,437km/4,000 miles along the length of China’s Yangtze River. He’s also walked across Madagascar’s mountainous interior and completed a solo crossing of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

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Walk and Talk with Kate Jeffrey

The behavioural neuroscientist and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation discusses how the brain has evolved to apprehend direction, space, positioning and route-planning – and why men and women’s navigational abilities can differ.