Thursday, 15 October 2020

What I've Been Reading Online No. 25

View up the Allt Druidh, Cairngorms, October 2

 

Another month passes. Autumn is well under way. And here's my next selection of online reading I've enjoyed.

 

HILLWALKING, LONG DISTANCE WALKING, CYCLE CAMPING, WILD CAMPING

Paths of glory: How 96-miles of the West Highland Way have been Scots’ happiest trail for 40 years

On its fortieth anniversary Fiona Russell looks at the story of the West Highland Way.

Miles and isles: our big Scottish bike ride

Cycle touring and camping in the Highlands and Island with Kevin Rushby.

How to walk across Scotland 

Advice from Ronald Turnbull on how to walk coast to coast across the Highlands

Tackling Jock's Road: a dramatic walking adventure in the Scottish Highlands 

Patrick Baker on the challenges of a splendid high mountain crossing. 

Field Journal: Wanderlust Europe: An Interview With Alex Roddie

Interview with the author of the new book Wanderlust Europe, which I reviewed here.

Country Diary: an ancient forest offers protection from the elements

Carey Davies on the morning after a night in Glen Feshie, on the trip I wrote about here

Autumn colours, Strathspey, October 6

NATURE & CONSERVATION

Loch Insh Osprey

Merryn Glover on the ospreys of summer, now departed.

The Oaks of Sunart

David Russell is revitalised in Ardnamurchan.

Nature has its own original music and the wreckers are those who set traps
 
Trenchant comment and interesting words from Jim Crumley on the slaughter of wildlife by 'sporting' estates.
 
How beavers became North America's best fire fighters
 
Beavers can create fireproof refuges says Ben Goldfarb.  

Britain needs to grow more trees - are sheep farms the answer? 
 
Environmental researcher Connie O'Neill and biologist Colin Osborne on turning land overgrazed by sheep into woodland. 

Re-wild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists
 
Research in the journal Nature shows the value of rewilding writes Guardian Environment correspondent Fiona Harvey.

Nature Notes: wildlife photography, summer 2020
 
Alex Roddie looks back at last summer
 
Sunset, Rothiemurchus Forest, Cairngorms, October 2


 

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