Active Outdoors


In ship shape for hill walk

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.

Never hurry de Moray

Published: Sat 28 Oct 2017

Avoch Ormond Hill

ANDREW de Moray was a towering figure in Scottish history, so it seems fitting that his memorial should rise high above the surrounding Black Isle landscape.

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.

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