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Tackling icy run on a wing and a prayer

Glen Feshie run

It's always a good start to a run when even the car park boasts its own attractions. If you go through the gate on the opposite side of the road to the start of this route and peek round the trees you can see the island which is home to an osprey nest.

Roughing it

Published: Sat 10 Feb 2018

Creag Dubh and Mhor

EVERY now and then I like to test myself on difficult terrain where route finding and judgement are a bit more critical.

Olympic effort shines light on winter sports

Published: Sat 03 Feb 2018

Glenmore skiing

When Kristina comes up with a plan, you always know you're going to be in for an epic. So when the phone rang at quarter past seven in the morning, I just knew it was going to be one of those days.

Bright idea to head for the hills

Published: Sat 27 Jan 2018

Ben Aigan

After days of mist, damp and cold weather the skies finally cleared. OK, it was still only two degrees in the middle of the day, but the sun was out and it was time to get outside to enjoy the bright conditions.

In ship shape for hill walk

Published: Sat 20 Jan 2018

Ullapool Hill

ULLAPOOL always feels to me like the gateway to another world. The much wilder scenery of Coigach and Assynt lies beyond - wonderful sculpted mountains, lochs and sparse habitation.

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Fort William Mountain Festival 2018

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Tackling icy run on a wing and a prayer

It's always a good start to a run when even the car park boasts its own attractions. If you go through the gate on the opposite side of the road to the start of this route and peek round the trees you can see the island which is home to an osprey nest.

Tackling icy run on a wing and a prayer

Roughing it

EVERY now and then I like to test myself on difficult terrain where route finding and judgement are a bit more critical.

Roughing it

Olympic effort shines light on winter sports

When Kristina comes up with a plan, you always know you're going to be in for an epic. So when the phone rang at quarter past seven in the morning, I just knew it was going to be one of those days.

Olympic effort shines light on winter sports

Bright idea to head for the hills

After days of mist, damp and cold weather the skies finally cleared. OK, it was still only two degrees in the middle of the day, but the sun was out and it was time to get outside to enjoy the bright conditions.

Bright idea to head for the hills

In ship shape for hill walk

ULLAPOOL always feels to me like the gateway to another world. The much wilder scenery of Coigach and Assynt lies beyond - wonderful sculpted mountains, lochs and sparse habitation.

In ship shape for hill walk

A vole new experience

Taking to the hills in winter requires a whole new skillset, as Nicole Webber discovers as she ventures out to climb her first winter Munro with her more experienced partner

A vole new experience

Get a grip in Glenmore!

Not everyone is a fan of the snow but there's no denying its transformational properties in the Highland landscape, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Aviemore area.

Get a grip in Glenmore!

Ready for a new year of adventures

Running up and down hills, cycling along country lanes, mountain biking on exhilarating off-road trails, taking a walk in the magnificent Highland scenery or climbing a mountain - we've covered it all in Active Outdoors this year.

Ready for a new year of adventures

 

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