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#CycleForNature – 6 legs down, one to go!

We left Francesca midway through leg 6 with the sun in her eyes, as she sailed west towards Islay on ferry number three of the week…. Thursday dawned bright and breezy; first stop was SNH’s office in Bowmore where I … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature leg 6 — west as far as Islay

Leg six of #CycleForNature started at the beautiful Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve, where the dramatic scenery includes Munro summits, an exposed whaleback ridge and ice-carved gullies. It’s been another packed schedule for Francesca, as she describes below. I spent … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – an inspiring week!

Another three offices and three National Nature Reserves visited this week and 147 miles cycled. Now with four legs completed, #CycleForNature will soon look forward to pushing off again from Aviemore on 16 July. Today, following on from Wednesday’s post, … Continue reading

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#CycleForNature – half way there

Our blog today catches SNH Chief Exec, Francesca Osowska,  with three and half legs behind her and at the half way point in her epic active travel challenge. To celebrate she went on a duck survey, met a delegation of … Continue reading

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The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

Having walked and cycled around the ancient pinewoods of Scotland for his first book, Clifton Bain’s next challenge to cover the rainforests of Britain and Ireland was somewhat more daunting. Here he tells us about what he found along the … Continue reading

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A Bridge over Endrick Water

Poetry in motion as SNH’s Danielle Casey, joined by a band of merry friends and colleagues, cycles the John Muir Way We embark on our journey Beguiled by sakura A motley of cyclists Racer, mountain and tourer Charging through the … Continue reading

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Air rothair gu socair air Slighe Innse Gall….. Cycling the Hebridean Way slow time…..

‘S ann air latha geamhradail am meadhan a’ Mhàirt a ghabh am fear-rothair iomraiteach Mark Beaumont an dùbhlan os làimh gun siùbhladh e Slighe Innse Gall gu lèir an ceann 24 uairean a thìde. Da rèir fhèin bha an t-slighe, … Continue reading

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The alternative ‘NC500.8’

Scotland’s answer to Route 66, the North Coast 500, is being hailed as the new must-do cycle route.  SNH staff member Gill Agnew headed off to experience its spectacular scenery and thrilling ups and downs for herself. Genius! Recognise the … Continue reading

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