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New walking group aims to help people get out and about

19 September 2020
New walking group aims to help people get out and about

New walking group aims to help people get out and about

19 September 2020

Young adults are being given a chance to put their best foot forward with a new group set up to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors.


On the trail of others

18 September 2020
On the trail of others

On the trail of others

18 September 2020

John Davidson explores an off-road cycle from Inverness, taking in some easy forest trails and fun singletrack, thanks to a bit of copycat inspiration


Kayak offers a route to secret spots on coast

13 September 2020
Kayak offers a route to secret spots on coast

Kayak offers a route to secret spots on coast

13 September 2020

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH Hidden bays and inaccessible geos where few people venture are opened up to the intrepid paddler


Dealing with the mess left behind after lockdown

06 September 2020
Dealing with the mess left behind after lockdown

Dealing with the mess left behind after lockdown

06 September 2020

Beauty spots have been hit hard by an influx of visitors since lockdown. John Davidson spoke to one land manager about some of the issues


Child's play on Munro missions

04 September 2020
Child's play on Munro missions

Child's play on Munro missions

04 September 2020

John Davidson introduces his daughters to the joys of hill walking, with two climbs – Ben Wyvis and Fionn Bheinn – over two fine weekends


Deer stalking warning for walkers taking to the hills

01 September 2020
Deer stalking warning for walkers taking to the hills

Deer stalking warning for walkers taking to the hills

01 September 2020

Hill walkers are being urged to check ahead as deer stalking on Highland estates reaches the busiest part of the season.


Testing the water on Loch Ness walk

28 August 2020
Testing the water on Loch Ness walk

Testing the water on Loch Ness walk

28 August 2020

John Davidson gears up for a quick dip at the end of a family walk starting from Inverfarigaig


Two's company on summer Snow Roads tour

21 August 2020
Two's company on summer Snow Roads tour

Two's company on summer Snow Roads tour

21 August 2020

Mike Dennison, marketing and tourism development co-ordinator for Sustrans Scotland, shares his experience of a tandem tour of the Snow Roads


Taking the Rough with the smooth

14 August 2020
Taking the Rough with the smooth

Taking the Rough with the smooth

14 August 2020

John Davidson takes in two Munros on a hike over Beinn a’Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach starting at Roughburn near Roybridge in the central Highlands


Bans are not the answer to solve wild camping problems

14 August 2020
Bans are not the answer to solve wild camping problems

Bans are not the answer to solve wild camping problems

14 August 2020

As the north of Scotland tries to deal with an influx of visiting campers, Mountaineering Scotland CEO Stuart Younie looks at how to tackle the issues


Golden eagle chick fledges at Dundreggan

13 August 2020
Golden eagle chick fledges at Dundreggan

Golden eagle chick fledges at Dundreggan

13 August 2020

A rewilding charity is celebrating after golden eagles returned to breed at its Highland estate after a 40-year absence.


Step in the right direction for Highway Code

31 July 2020
Step in the right direction for Highway Code

Step in the right direction for Highway Code

31 July 2020

Pedestrian and cycling groups have welcomed proposals to update the Highway Code as part of ambitious plans to boost walking and wheeling.


Scotland's cycle network 'could be the envy of Europe'

31 July 2020
Scotland's cycle network 'could be the envy of Europe'

Scotland's cycle network 'could be the envy of Europe'

31 July 2020

As huge parts of the cycle network in the Highlands are reclassified, John Davidson spoke to Sustrans Scotland director John Lauder about its future


Over the hills and Farr away

29 July 2020
Over the hills and Farr away

Over the hills and Farr away

29 July 2020

John Davidson gets on his bike to enjoy a road ride from Inverness, taking in a high road past a local wind farm – and finds good company on his way


Outdoor community asked to help tackle litter problem on Scotland's hills

24 July 2020
Outdoor community asked to help tackle litter problem on Scotland's hills

Outdoor community asked to help tackle litter problem on Scotland's hills

24 July 2020

Hill walkers and climbers are being asked to help keep Scotland's mountains clear of litter as lockdown restrictions are eased.


Mountain guide on 58-Munro challenge – 'It was actively unpleasant!'

23 July 2020
Mountain guide on 58-Munro challenge – 'It was actively unpleasant!'

Mountain guide on 58-Munro challenge – 'It was actively unpleasant!'

23 July 2020

John Davidson speaks to mountain and trail running guide Ian Stewart about his six-day, 400km Cairngorm Parkrun challenge


Sections of National Cycle Network across Highlands downgraded in routes shake-up

22 July 2020
Sections of National Cycle Network across Highlands downgraded in routes shake-up

Sections of National Cycle Network across Highlands downgraded in routes shake-up

22 July 2020

Huge swathes of the National Cycle Network in the Highlands are to have their official status removed as part of a review.


Through the looking glass on Geal Charn

22 July 2020
Through the looking glass on Geal Charn

Through the looking glass on Geal Charn

22 July 2020

John Davidson heads to the Monadhliath to climb his first Munro of the year by a lesser-used route


ScotWays celebrates its 175th anniversary with virtual signpost challenge

21 July 2020
ScotWays celebrates its 175th anniversary with virtual signpost challenge

ScotWays celebrates its 175th anniversary with virtual signpost challenge

21 July 2020

A CHARITY which has fought for the public's right of access across Scotland for 175 years has issued a quirky invitation to celebrate the milestone.


Communities and individuals are invited to apply for grant aid to help make an electric connection

20 July 2020
Communities and individuals are invited to apply for grant aid to help make an electric connection

Communities and individuals are invited to apply for grant aid to help make an electric connection

20 July 2020

Hydro Trust grants are available for new electricity connections in the north


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