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Pennine  Way Spur To  Cheviot Summit

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Taming the Pennine Way's notorious bogs: how a trail was re-born

Within 20 years of opening, the popularity of Britain's first long distance path was such that the Pennines' fragile peat surfaces were suffering serious erosion. As walkers tried to dodge the boot-sucking bog, the path widened and the problem steadily got worse, no more so than on the top of Black Hill in the Peak District where the trig point was marooned in a sea of near-liquid peat. Among its...

Pine trees above Loch Ness

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Help protect the Wild Land of Loch Ness

Loch Ness and its environs face a massive and imminent threat from wind turbines, due to multiple and ever increasing planning applications, around some 600 in total. Sign the Mountaineering Council of Scotland petition.

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In search of wildlife on Speyside

Outdoor writer Terry Marsh takes time to get up close to some of the wildlife of the Cairngorms and Speyside regions of Scotland, and discusses how best we can both enjoy and protect our more endangered animals within their native habitat.

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Spring flowers of the Fenouillèdes, France

Spring is a gorgeous time of the year, no matter where you are. For Kat Morgenstern, however, one of the best places to spend the season of flowers is in the Fenouillèdes, in the deep south of France. But most people will probably have never heard of this wonderful place for walking, tucked away between the Corbière Mountains and the northern rim of the Pyrenees, just inland from the...

Stelvio National Park

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Close Encounters of the bird kind

It was one of those crystal clear days in the Alps when you can see all the way to Mont Blanc, and Cicerone author Gillian Price and her partner Nicola were entranced by the magic as they explored Monte Scorluzzo in the Stelvio National Park for a forthcoming guidebook.