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High up with the angels

Published: Sat 17 Jun 2017

Looking across to Lochan Uaine from Braeriach. Angel's Ridge is to its right and Cairn Toul to the left.

IT ranks as one of the finest scrambles in the Cairngorms and the rock scenery is dramatic indeed. But doing Angel's Ridge in a round, returning over Braeriach, demands some stamina.

Out of the dorm

Published: Sat 27 May 2017

The narrow final part of the ridge up Sgurr nan Ceathramhnan.

Scotland's youth hostels provide affordable accommodation for travellers in cities and rural areas. John Davidson visited two remote Highland hostels and found some unexpected benefits

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

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High up with the angels

IT ranks as one of the finest scrambles in the Cairngorms and the rock scenery is dramatic indeed. But doing Angel's Ridge in a round, returning over Braeriach, demands some stamina.

High up with the angels

Exploring the Rough Bounds on a pop-up adventure

After years of saying I wanted to go to Knoydart I was surprised that it was hooves rather than hill running that finally got me over the sea to Inverie.

Exploring the Rough Bounds on a pop-up adventure

Making a splash on sunny family cycle

A COUPLE of summers ago I took my two young children on this off-road cycle ride by myself - this time I had parental back-up!

Making a splash on sunny family cycle

Out of the dorm

Scotland's youth hostels provide affordable accommodation for travellers in cities and rural areas. John Davidson visited two remote Highland hostels and found some unexpected benefits

Out of the dorm

A slog in search of solitude

THE area north of Ben Wyvis is wild and largely pathless, so you need to keep your navigation skills up to scratch if you venture there.

A slog in search of solitude

On the brae to view over plateau

The Braes of Abernethy are typical of the rolling grouse moors of the north-eastern edge of the Cairngorms but the Corbett of Gael Charn has one major point that separates it from many of the other minor tops - the remarkable views across to the Cairngorm plateau and into Speyside.

On the brae to view over plateau

Steeped in Houstry

NEIL Gunn's river was my starting point for an enjoyable morning among the brochs and standing stones of south-east Caithness.

Steeped in Houstry

 

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