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Why would anyone do that?

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 17th May 2017. I’m stood on the Bealach Mor on the ridge of Suilven with path contractor Scott Murdoch. It’s mid-April, the first day of the Suilven path repair work and we’re looking over the site. But Scott’s attention is drawn by

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A Hole Lode of Peat

Guest blog and photography by Chris Puddephatt from 18th May 2017. A heavier rucksack for the long walk today; I’m taking a tripod and a heavier camera with the intention of getting a time-lapse sequence. I’ve set the camera to take one photo every second for one hour, and this should turn into two minutes of

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Suilven: Stone for the Mountain

Guest blog and photography by Chris Puddephatt from 2nd May 2017. The better weather I was hoping for; a lovely sunny day for the airlift of the bagged stone! Incredibly only a few days since the blizzard, and look at it! Amazing. OMG! Riding in the helicopter! Lucky, lucky, lucky! Safety briefing; yellow jacket and hard

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What’s different about Suilven?

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, a director of the Assynt Foundation. Suilven is often described as an ‘iconic’ mountain, and it is certainly distinctive, with its long side-profile and sugar-loaf mounded summit. From different angles it looks like an elephant, or a camel, or a whale.  From the sea it is an unmistakable marker post for

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Boulder Field Blizzard

Guest blog and photography by Chris Puddephatt from 24th April 2017. I needed to get up to the “boulder field” where Andy is bagging up stones ready for the airlift by helicopter up to the path workers. I’ve got directions, but I have to get across a river of variable and unknown depth. Fortunately, John

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Suilven: A baptism of fog

Guest blog and photography by Chris Puddephatt from 20th April 2017. Alarm at 6am; sandwiches already in fridge; cameras in rucksack. Tea-to-go; drive to meet the workers at Glencanisp. So this is what Real Men look like: Scott, Alec and Donald. They walk the 11k in two hours; half way up Suilven to where they

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The Long and Winding Path to Suilven

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust After a 2½ hour walk carrying tools, Wednesday saw work start on repairing the path to Suilven. Contract team Arran Footpaths stuck the first spade in the ground as they began efforts to consolidate the steep path on the North side of

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From Hill to Grill: Ullapool High School pupils meet their meat

Second year pupils from Ullapool High School spent two days on the hill with professional deer stalkers to learn about wild venison as part of the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership scheme’s (CALLP) Outdoor and Woodland Learning Project. Rangers and stalkers from the Assynt Foundation, John Muir Trust and Highland Council Ranger Service taught

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Now recruiting: CALLP Scheme Manager

The Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) is looking to recruit an experienced project manager to lead the CALLP Delivery Scheme Team and to work with project partners to secure the implementation of a number of exciting and innovative projects that span the environment, built and cultural heritage. The closing date for applications is

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Community grants available through the CALLP scheme

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership is now open to expressions of interest for project funding from its Community Grants Scheme. Funding of up to £1000 for individuals, and £5000 for groups and businesses is available to assist projects that complement the work of the wider Landscape Partnership Scheme. If you have a great idea

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 5:06pm

Evening talk from Assynt Field Club tonight in Lochinver

Coigach & Assynt LLWednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 6:18pm

RT @klondyker: The Highlands off season: @Ness_Knight tried it and liked....

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Coigach & Assynt LLTuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 7:53am

RT @36Sto58N: A snow-blown Suilven, snapped from the lookout on Srón this morning https://t.co/z6HKumqRHo

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, November 13th, 2017 at 2:49pm

Last week all the P7s from surrounding Primary Schools came together at Ullapool High School for an introduction to the #JohnMuirAward, being run as part of their transition to Ullapool High School programme. We carried out a variety of activities including: a John...

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