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A hill walk celebration

The P7 John Muir Award finale involved a hill walk up Quinag today. We were guided safely up the mountain by several mountain leaders, including the head teacher of Ullapool High School, Robbie McFedries who joined us to spend some quality time with next academic year’s S1s. It was wonderful seeing how the P7s from

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Volunteer Training at Achlochan

This week we ran a 2-day course for the Achlochan Project volunteers to get trained in using brush-cutters and strimmers. This course was LANTRA accredited and covered maintaining the machines as well as safe usage. All the trainees passed and now are qualified to use strimmers and brush-cutters to help maintain the Achlochan site. Although

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Happy Heritage Treasures Day!

Today is #HeritageTreasures day so we’re sharing some of the heritage treasures being conserved and enhanced through our partnership scheme, made possible thanks to players of the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Lets start big with the iconic mountain Suilven, where the path has been mightily improved by John Muir Trust over the

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We’ve ‘Done’ Suilven

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust I look at my watch, it’s 5.30pm and it’s still a long walk back to Glencanisp from the steep slope on the north side of Suilven. It’s the last day on site of the path repair project and it’s been all hands

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The Final Push

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Only a few days left now; the whole project is nearing completion. Time has flown. Scary. At the beginning of this season I met Chris Goodman to identify a few sites as likely candidates for “before and after” shots and got the first set in the bag. Now

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Suilven photobook available for download

Following the success of the Suilven Path project’s blog posts last year, the project’s lead Chris Goodman of John Muir Trust made the blog posts into a wonderful photobook. Due to the high cost of printing them we only have a small number of copies available to read which are located at: Suileag bothy, Glencanisp

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Sometimes things just don’t work out

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Mid-July and I hear that work has resumed in the gully up to the summit ridge, whilst the path across the peat must be almost finished. I’m keen to meet up with the “upper team” that I first saw on that cold foggy day; well over a year

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CALL at the Coigach Gathering

On Saturday the annual Coigach Gathering kicked off with a performance from the Achiltibuie and Ullapool Pipers and were followed by many other events throughout the day such as the kids and adult hill races, welly wanging and guess the weight of the salmon. Another scorcher of a day brought crowds of locals and tourists

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Working on the Path

Guest Blog by path worker, Mark O’Brien To have the privilege to be able to work in such an amazing place really is the best thing about building the Suilven path. I’ve always had an attachment to Glencanisp since I first arrived that spring in 2014. Now I’m getting the chance to watch it change

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Volunteers

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Apparently they were! Nine o’clock meet at Glencanisp for the familiar walk up to the renovation site; this time I know everyone except Jacob, who had come all the way from the Netherlands. I’ve never seen it so dry; our boots are dusty from the desiccated track; the

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeThursday, June 20th, 2019 at 5:30pm

Day 20 of #30DaysWild with the Wildlife Trusts. Busy writing our next wildlife blog, here is a sneak peak at one of the animals featured! A marvellous Dunlin

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 5:25pm

Day 19 of #30DaysWild with the Wildlife Trusts. On todays walk I went out to investigate the yellow patch of a field. Its was beautiful buttercups, and many other wildflowers and grasses, but it was their golden petals that caught my eye. This...

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, May 17th, 2019 at 1:55pm
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, May 17th, 2019 at 11:45am

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