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My just desserts for cold clamber

Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

Considering its nickname of Pudding Hill, the Loch Ness-side Graham of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, seemed an appropriately festive ascent considering my mild overindulgence during the holiday season.

Prayers answered on this perfect day

Published: Sat 12 Jan 2019

Beinn na h-Eaglaise

They follow one after the other on the drive down Glen Torridon, a magnificent triptych. First is Beinn Eighe, then Liathach, their soaring rocky ramparts throwing down a gauntlet to anyone willing to take them on.

Rocky summit is just child's play

Published: Sat 05 Jan 2019

Craigellachie

Despite years of traipsing to Aviemore to explore the area's vast opportunities for outdoor fun, I'd never ventured up one of its most popular hills.

Adventures to help lift up the soul

Published: Fri 28 Dec 2018

2018 Review, Active Outdoors

The Active Outdoors team have had another busy year exploring and experiencing the north of Scotland at its best (and occasionally at its worst).

Take a break and head for the glens

Published: Fri 21 Dec 2018

Glen Tilt from Blair Atholl, Active Outdoors

Trips down the A9 aren't something I look forward to especially as the couple of hundred miles south to the Central belt seem to take up most of the brief light of the short winter days.

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My just desserts for cold clamber

Considering its nickname of Pudding Hill, the Loch Ness-side Graham of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, seemed an appropriately festive ascent considering my mild overindulgence during the holiday season.

My just desserts for cold clamber

Prayers answered on this perfect day

They follow one after the other on the drive down Glen Torridon, a magnificent triptych. First is Beinn Eighe, then Liathach, their soaring rocky ramparts throwing down a gauntlet to anyone willing to take them on.

Prayers answered on this perfect day

Rocky summit is just child's play

Despite years of traipsing to Aviemore to explore the area's vast opportunities for outdoor fun, I'd never ventured up one of its most popular hills.

Rocky summit is just child's play

Adventures to help lift up the soul

The Active Outdoors team have had another busy year exploring and experiencing the north of Scotland at its best (and occasionally at its worst).

Adventures to help lift up the soul

Take a break and head for the glens

Trips down the A9 aren't something I look forward to especially as the couple of hundred miles south to the Central belt seem to take up most of the brief light of the short winter days.

Take a break and head for the glens

Taking aim in Affric

I've made no secret of my love of this low-level walk that gives a glimpse into the awe-inspiring landscapes of Glen Affric, so it was a pleasure to lead a group of Ramblers around the loch.

Taking aim in Affric

Keeping close to home comforts

Transporting my road bike out of Inverness opens up wider opportunities for cycling, but I always like to just jump in the saddle and start from home.

Keeping close to home comforts

 

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