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Cheerleading on hold for Mamores climb

Stob Ban

I WAS heading to Fort William to support friends racing, but as the event started in the afternoon I figured I had time to get in a run of my own before my presence to provide encouragement was required.

Whisky country offers the perfect round

Published: Sat 14 Oct 2017

Cromdale round

THE bonnie purple heather is at its best from late summer into autumn and there was acres of it on this great ride around the Cromdale hills.

Back to take the Glencoe Marathon test

Published: Sat 07 Oct 2017

Glencoe Marathon 2017

Just getting to the start line seemed like an achievement for me in this year's Glencoe Marathon, an epic trail run over the pass of Glencoe over into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

Remote route makes for an exciting ride

Published: Sat 30 Sep 2017

Inverness to Ullapool Day 2

Bikepacking from Inverness to Ullapool, John Davidson concludes his coast-to-coast mountain bike trip, taking up the tale after an overnight stop at the remote Glen Beag bothy

From city to seclusion

Published: Sat 23 Sep 2017

Inverness to Ullapool1

Bikepacking is becoming a popular way to travel through the wilds with minimal gear. John Davidson heads for the hills in the first of this two-part mountain biking adventure travelling from Inverness to Ullapool

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The summit view from remote A' Mhaighdean in the Fisherfield forest, Ross-shire

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Cheerleading on hold for Mamores climb

I WAS heading to Fort William to support friends racing, but as the event started in the afternoon I figured I had time to get in a run of my own before my presence to provide encouragement was required.

Cheerleading on hold for Mamores climb

Whisky country offers the perfect round

THE bonnie purple heather is at its best from late summer into autumn and there was acres of it on this great ride around the Cromdale hills.

Whisky country offers the perfect round

Back to take the Glencoe Marathon test

Just getting to the start line seemed like an achievement for me in this year's Glencoe Marathon, an epic trail run over the pass of Glencoe over into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

Back to take the Glencoe Marathon test

Remote route makes for an exciting ride

Bikepacking from Inverness to Ullapool, John Davidson concludes his coast-to-coast mountain bike trip, taking up the tale after an overnight stop at the remote Glen Beag bothy

Remote route makes for an exciting ride

From city to seclusion

Bikepacking is becoming a popular way to travel through the wilds with minimal gear. John Davidson heads for the hills in the first of this two-part mountain biking adventure travelling from Inverness to Ullapool

From city to seclusion

Saving the best 'til last

The Gaelic translation of Moruisg is "big water" so it wasn't surprising that my feet were soaked within 15 minutes of starting the ascent up this Glen Carron Munro.

Saving the best 'til last

The long and winding roads of the north

The unique landscape of the Flow Country is at the heart of this tour of the far north, which begins at the RSPB visitor centre at Forsinard.

The long and winding roads of the north

 

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