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Winter Mountain Navigation – 30 Top Tips & Strategies

Published by Andy Bateman December 3, 2019

Winter Mountain Navigation – 30 Top Tips & Strategies Having delivered navigation courses for the last 20 years here are Andy Bateman’s top tips and […]

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21 tips to stay warm in the Winter Mountains

Published by Rebecca Field November 15, 2019

Staying warm in the winter mountains is a vital winter skill. Andy Bateman has been guiding for Scot Mountain Holidays for 21 years, so here […]

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Why go walking in winter?

Published by Rebecca Field November 6, 2019

Why go walking in winter 1. Why go walking in winter – Keep fit It’s all in vogue these days. As our normal lives become more […]

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What to pack for a walking holiday in Scotland

Published by Rebecca Field October 30, 2019

What to pack: our top packing tips for a walking holiday in Scotland Julia Bradbury recently published her tips on what to pack for walking […]

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Foraging in the Cairngorms: the fungi

Published by Rebecca Field October 16, 2019

Foraging in Scotland: some of the fungi 2019 has been a spectacular season for foraging in the Cairngorms. Scotland’s wild larder should be renowned across […]

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The best short walks in the Cairngorms (with a view)

Published by Rebecca Field October 9, 2019

5 Short walks in the Cairngorms One of the questions we get asked most frequently from guests at Fraoch Lodge is a walk recommendation. Our […]

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Stories from the Cairngorms: Toast

Published by Ryan August 14, 2019

Toast in the Cairngorms: a word of mouth story from the Cairngorms (which may have grown in the telling) A guy headed up into the […]

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November: hiking options in Scotland

Published by Ryan August 13, 2019

November: Hiking in the Cairngorms   Fancy a guided walking holiday in November? Not a question you hear every day. One of the most frequent […]

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Photo blog: Assynt – Scotland’s Empty Quarter

Published by Rebecca Field May 29, 2019

You may have heard of Scotland’s North Coast 500 or NC500. It has become amazingly popular over the past 5 years, despite the fact that […]

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Guided Hiking Health Benefits

Published by Rebecca Field May 22, 2019

It’s no secret that exercise is extraordinarily beneficial to achieving a happy, healthy lifestyle. Extensive research states that exercise not only improves physical health but […]

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