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Suilven – The Second Phase

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust It’s been the snowiest Winter for a few years in the North West Highlands and last year’s work on the Suilven path has been buried under drifts for several prolonged spells. It’s been exposed to frost heave, snow melt and heavy rain

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On Age

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. In Assynt we are very proud that our mountain, Suilven, has a starring role in a new feature film, Edie, the main character of which is an 80-something woman played by Sheila Hancock. In a lovely interview in the Herald (see here) she makes out that

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Nearly There…

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 14th July 2017. It’s been a busy few months on Suilven but the path work for this year is now drawing to a close. Since April, two path contractors, about 10 staff and a helicopter have all been involved in moving

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Reflections

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 10th July 2017. 15 years ago I wrote a postcard to my folks from Torridon where I was working for a path team at the time. The card read, ‘when the weather is good there can be few better ways to

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The Start of Something

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust, from 6th June 2017. After four years of preparation I can’t believe the path work on Suilven has flown by so quickly. Arran Footpaths have now finished this year’s work on the higher sections of Suilven while A.C.T. Heritage are half way

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Footprints

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. As I climb up into the hills, along paths like the one up Suilven, I’m sure I’m not the only one to reflect not only on my literal footprints, but also on my wider impacts on the world. There’s something about getting out into nature that

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So Many Views of Suilven

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. Over the twelve years since the local community has owned Glencanisp Lodge, with its splendid views of Suilven, I have run seventeen retreat weeks for creative writers. Every one of the participants falls in love with the mountain and it has inspired no end of wonderful

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New nature trail unveiled in Assynt

A new nature trail has been opened at Glencanisp Lodge in Assynt to formally launch one of Europe’s largest landscape scale conservation projects. The trail is part of the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership Scheme and has been created by the Assynt Foundation with funding from players of the National Lottery through the Heritage

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Changes

Guest blog and photography by Chris Puddephatt from 31st May 2017. It’s six weeks since my first visit on that cold, wet, muddy day and the landscape was still wearing its brown winter cloak. Not anymore! Lots of green lushness and flowers blooming. Heath spotted orchids line the track, and there’s sundew in the wet ditches

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A Cheeky Raven and Cheeky Dippers

Guest blog and photography by Chris Puddephatt from 27th May 2017. It’s looking like a lovely day, and I’m walking in with the “top path team”, as I think it’s my last opportunity to shoot work at the Bealach for this season. The journey is becoming familiar now. A few miles later and we’re off the

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Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSaturday, April 21st, 2018 at 7:53am

RT @mtnsofscotland: View during ascent of Beinn an Eoin #Coigach #archive https://t.co/C6oXs3rZC3

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 20th, 2018 at 6:18pm

One of the screenings of @ediefilm in Lochinver has sold out already! Get in quick https://t.co/1c8anA0Na8

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 20th, 2018 at 2:38pm

P7s from Ullapool Primary School have been busy this week, exploring Isle Martin on Wednesday and formulating session plans today (in preparation for sharing the island with the rest of the P7s from surrounding schools) all as part of their #JohnMuirAward.
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Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, April 20th, 2018 at 10:59am

Assynt Development Trust are recruiting for a development officer, see post for details

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