Active Outdoors


Challenge ahead for wilderness wanderer

Published: Sat 29 Jul 2017

Shenavall circuit

Alfred Wainwright is more commonly associated with the Lake District but it is his description of the Dundonnell and Fisherfield forests that has given this area its legendary status in mountaineering - the great wilderness.

Away with the fairies

Published: Sat 08 Jul 2017

Fairy Glen

Motivation is the key to getting young children to be enthusiastic about what us grown-ups boringly refer to as "going for a walk". That, and ice cream.

The island that was left behind

Published: Sat 01 Jul 2017

Stroma visit

I HAD often gazed across the Pentland Firth at the low-lying island of Stroma and been met by the blank stare of its windowless, long-abandoned cottages.

Taking a walk around Loch an Eilein

Published: Sat 04 Mar 2017

Meg and Jennifer raring to go at the start of the walk.

The popular walk around Loch an Eilein in Rothiemurchus forest was our plan for a wet afternoon. It's a straightforward plod, with a waymarked trail that is good for buggies, bikes and motorised wheelchairs.

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