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Trees of the Cairngorms

It had started out a day for the tops. Beinn a Bhuird to be exact. But having emerged into Glen Quoich from Clais Fhearnaig and seen the south top with its head in the clouds, I decided to set my … Continue reading

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Tree regeneration, a 60-year experiment

It’s not so long ago I was happy to see much of the deer fencing being removed from the Mar Estate. Leaving aside the fact that they were replaced by a giant electric mega fence – a development which may … Continue reading

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A future for the forest

A good article appeared in The Scotsman last week (which is a story in itself!) based on an interview with the new property manager at Mar Lodge Estate, the core of the Cairngorms National Park. The meat of the piece … Continue reading

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Winter bivvy – no Goretex!

For all you hardmen who bivvy out in winter: a bivvy site I came across in Derry Woods in the Cairngorms. I can’t say for certain that the red deer who slept here didn’t have bivvy bags, but I think … Continue reading

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Bootlegger to lumberjack to poacher

A tale of the two Derry Dams Take a walk up Glen Derry in the Cairngorms sometime. Pass Derry Lodge and veer right at the wee wooden bridge. Follow the footpath through some of the most beautiful pine woods in … Continue reading

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A bounce in your step – literally

The Canadian Campsite at Inverey Not many people now know of the old Canadian Campsite, yet during the late ’60s and early ’70s of last century it was the weekend residence of choice for hundreds of walkers and climbers. Not … Continue reading

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