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Rocky route to success

LAMM Harris

The legendary Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon took place on Harris this summer and Jenny Gillies was there to take part in the two-day orienteering epic

Everybody needs good neighbours

Published: Sat 02 Jun 2018

Canisp

The drama of Sutherland's mountains never ceases to amaze, no matter how many times I venture north of Ullapool into that rugged landscape of peaks and lochs.

Leaping for joy on wander in the woods

Published: Sat 19 May 2018

Rogie Falls

They are known as the king of fish for good reason, and to see salmon leaping up a waterfall on the way to their spawning ground is an amazing spectacle.

Building bridges with nature

Published: Sat 12 May 2018

Glenlivet volunteer day

Tomintoul is bathed in bright spring sunshine when I arrive at the Glenlivet Estate office. It looks like it's going to be a perfect day to spend outside on one of Crown Estate Scotland's regular volunteer days, helping out on its 23,000-hectare estate.

Events list 2018

Fort William Mountain Festival 2018

Here's our list of outdoors events happening around the Highlands, Islands and Moray in 2018.

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Rocky route to success

The legendary Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon took place on Harris this summer and Jenny Gillies was there to take part in the two-day orienteering epic

Rocky route to success

Everybody needs good neighbours

The drama of Sutherland's mountains never ceases to amaze, no matter how many times I venture north of Ullapool into that rugged landscape of peaks and lochs.

Everybody needs good neighbours

Taking the mystery out of the mountains

Novice hill walker and long-time journalist Mike Merritt spent a spell on the hills with expert guidance from Glenmore Lodge

Taking the mystery out of the mountains

Leaping for joy on wander in the woods

They are known as the king of fish for good reason, and to see salmon leaping up a waterfall on the way to their spawning ground is an amazing spectacle.

Leaping for joy on wander in the woods

Building bridges with nature

Tomintoul is bathed in bright spring sunshine when I arrive at the Glenlivet Estate office. It looks like it's going to be a perfect day to spend outside on one of Crown Estate Scotland's regular volunteer days, helping out on its 23,000-hectare estate.

Building bridges with nature

A Minigaig adventure

Perched in the entrance of the tent, I watched as a golden eagle soared majestically over the head of Glen Bruar, its wing tips glinting as the sun sank slowly behind the hills.

A Minigaig adventure

Etape into the quieter side of Loch Ness

Thousands of people will descend on the Highlands this weekend as the Etape Loch Ness takes place early on Sunday morning. The closed-road cycling event has proven hugely popular since it began in 2014 and people travel from across the world to take part.

Etape into the quieter side of Loch Ness

 

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