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Running wild at the Great Wilderness Challenge

Great Wilderness Challenge 2017

I've just put the date of next year's Great Wilderness Challenge in my diary: Saturday, August 11, 2018. That's when hundreds of walkers and runners will again gather in the west coast village of Poolewe to enjoy the majesty of the surrounding landscape.

Distilling the sights and the smells of Speyside

Published: Sat 15 Jul 2017

Dounie run

Head down one of the side streets away from Rothes' industrious main street and you are soon either walking along the grass banks of the Spey or, as in this route, enjoying the dells and hillside above the village.

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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