Active Outdoors


Rambling with royalty

Published: Sat 14 Apr 2018

Deeside Way

THE Deeside Way is one of Scotland's newest long-distance routes, running for 66 kilometres from Aberdeen to Ballater.

Coastal highlights by the stackful

Published: Sat 24 Mar 2018

Staxigoe Ackergill walk

IT wasn't yet 7am and already I'd seen two things that lifted the spirits: first the sun rising into an almost cloudless March sky, then a farm sign bearing the message "walkers welcome" in bold letters.

Eskers and kettle holes

Published: Sat 03 Mar 2018


THE last ice age is reckoned to have ended in Scotland around 14,000 years ago. It was responsible for sculpting the landscape, with giant glaciers gouging out glens, transporting and depositing rock debris.

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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