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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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One step ahead: how walking opens new horizons

Whether its to the North Pole or across LA, walking is the fastest way to make more time for life As a child growing up in 1970s Norway, with parents who didnt own a car and loved to hike, Erling Kagge believes one of his first full sentences was: How much further is it? By his late teens, though, hed begun to embrace his parents ethos. By then, for me, walking wasnt just getting from A to B, he says. It had a value in itself. So much so that…

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