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A rubbish weekend in the Cairngorms

Just back from the hills after taking part in my first Real3Peaks ChallengeĀ litter pick, leaving Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm a cleaner place. What started five years ago as an event clearing up Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis expanded … Continue reading

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Vandalism and rubbish at Corrour Bothy

Bothy maintenance isn’t something for the easily discouraged. Just one week on from building a new toilet at Corrour Bothy we received a damage report. And worse still, it was deliberate – or at least reckless – damage. Just six … Continue reading

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New toilets for Corrour

Following extensive work over the first two weekends in September, the toilet at Corrour Bothy – closed since the end of June – has now been reopened. Other than that the number of seats has been doubled to four, and … Continue reading

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Real3Peaks comes to the Cairngorms

I’ve moaned often enough in this blog about rubbish left in bothies, and get just as annoyed seeing it scattered along paths and around the hills. So this year I decided to get involved in the Real3Peaks Challenge, a national … Continue reading

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Glas Allt Sheil refurbishment completed

After a third weekend work party, MBA members have completed a major refurbishment of Glas Allt Sheil bothy near the western end of Loch Muick. A good turnout of volunteers at the final work party at the weekend there included … Continue reading

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Going beyond the Secret Howff

Anyone who has been to the Secret Howff, and many who have just heard of it, will know the name Ashie Brebner. The last remaining builder of the legendary howff, Ashie has finally decided to tell his story. Published by … Continue reading

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Derry Dam bridge closed

Mar Lodge Estate announced on Facebook today that the metal footbridge at Derry Dam in Glen Derry (NO 039958) is closed due to flood damage. There are no further details at the moment but it’s likely that the problem lies … Continue reading

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