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The North Lanarkshire Walking Festival: Salsburgh to Hillend Walk

The first ever North Lanarkshire Walking Festival was held this weekend (there are still walks to take place tomorrow) and I was invited to lead one of the walks. I chose a walk over the high ground from Salsburgh via … Continue reading

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The North Lanarkshire Walking Festival 2016

The first ever North Lanarkshire Walking Festival will take place from Friday 23rd September to Monday 26th September 2016. ┬áThere are a great variety of walks taking place to suit a variety of fitness ranges and interests; short low level … Continue reading

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Roughrigg and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Last week I was contacted by a friend who told me that they were having difficulty in accessing the area around Roughrigg Reservoir for horse riding. The area has long had problems with landowners erecting and locking gates. I have … Continue reading

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The Lost Villages- Reprint

A book I read many years ago, The Lost Villages by Hugh Lucas, Eddie Devlin and John Reilly, has been reissued after many years out of print. It is a fascinating collection of reminisces about the now long gone villages … Continue reading

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Fracking in Airdrie- No Way!

In December 2013 the Entirely unelected House of Lords took the powers over energy back from Scotland as part of the Energy Act 2013. In July 2014 a number of licences were granted for fracking by the UK Government, something … Continue reading

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River Rambling

I’ve been trying to break myself back in gently with short local walks. A few of these have been along the North Calder Water, which runs west from the Black Loch near Limerigg, through Hillend Reservoir, then to Caldercruix, Plains, … Continue reading

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Canalside Walks leaflets launched.

Scottish Waterways Trust have launched a series of leaflets promoting walks along canals in North Lanarkshire. These should be available soon from libraries, visitor centres and the like, but you can download copies from the website HERE.┬áThe Drumpellier walk is … Continue reading

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