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Scotlands best Highland bothy weekend adventures

Explore some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland with this pick of wilderness walks from a new guide to routes that take in free bothies Eastern Highlands Lochnagar and Gelder Shiel Stable bothy from Balmoral Why do it? An adventurous round of Lochnagars awe-inspiring north-east corrie from Gelder Shiel Stable, with grandstand views of the crags towering over the loch that gives the mountain its nameDistance 13 miles; 6.5-8 hours over two days (in summer conditions)Grade Straightforward Rising nobly above Royal Deeside, on the edge of the sprawling Mounth…

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Homage to the Scottish Highlands: walking in the Cairngorms

This week Scotland was voted the worlds most beautiful country by Rough Guides. It was no surprise to Christopher Nicholson, whos been enchanted by the Cairngorms since childhood. Plus 10 places to feed and is necessary to stay in the region You don’t need to visit a place to fall in love with it. As a small boy, growing up on the edge of London, I was captivated by the romance of the Highlands. The wild beauty of the glens and mountains offered a thrilling alternative to the straighten world…

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