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Autumn colours add to Glen Affric splendour

03 November 2013
Autumn colours add to Glen Affric splendour

Autumn colours add to Glen Affric splendour

03 November 2013

A VISIT to Glen Affric is always a pleasure and at this time of year it is enhanced by the beautiful yellows, browns and reds of autumn that paint the…


A scenic walk up Cnoc Mor and Knockfarrel

06 October 2013
A scenic walk up Cnoc Mor and Knockfarrel

A scenic walk up Cnoc Mor and Knockfarrel

06 October 2013

The Cat’s Back, as it is affectionately known in these parts, is a long ridge that rises between Dingwall and Strathpeffer. The Iron Age fort on…


Lighthouse vision was reality

06 October 2013
Lighthouse vision was reality

Lighthouse vision was reality

06 October 2013

Our photograph on page 3 of Active Outdoors magazine (issue four, autumn/winter 2013/14) has elicited a wave of comments from readers – many suggesting…


A celebration of cycling

22 September 2013
A celebration of cycling

A celebration of cycling

22 September 2013

Pedal on UK was a celebratory cycle ride organised by sustainable transport charity Sustrans, involving hundreds of volunteers as well as celebrities.…


Pedal on UK

16 September 2013
Pedal on UK

Pedal on UK

16 September 2013


Exploring a natural playground

08 September 2013
Exploring a natural playground

Exploring a natural playground

08 September 2013

If you go down to the woods today, you’ll need plenty of time for fun and play! The start of this two-mile loop near Dornoch is guaranteed to keep…


Map to the future

25 August 2013
Map to the future

Map to the future

25 August 2013

I’ve been to some unusual parties in my time but I heard about one recently that really captured my imagination. The idea of a mapping party sounded…


Chain reaction scuppers glorious day in saddle

18 August 2013
Chain reaction scuppers glorious day in saddle

Chain reaction scuppers glorious day in saddle

18 August 2013

It was all going so well. The sun was shining and, despite a slight headwind, I was enjoying good progress up Strath Brora.


Coasting along on shore-side walk

11 August 2013
Coasting along on shore-side walk

Coasting along on shore-side walk

11 August 2013

The tide dictates whether this fine walk between North Kessock and the Black Isle village of Kilmuir is possible.


Venturing into the unknown

28 July 2013
Venturing into the unknown

Venturing into the unknown

28 July 2013

CHANGE is inevitable but I was still surprised to find a missing bridge and car park at the start of this loop around Loch Garry from the Great Glen.


Up close and personal with pine martens

14 July 2013
Up close and personal with pine martens

Up close and personal with pine martens

14 July 2013

Wildlife experiences like this don’t happen every day. I’d decided on a whim to stop off for a walk near Fochabers on my way home from a day…


Cross ticks all the boxes

30 June 2013
Cross ticks all the boxes

Cross ticks all the boxes

30 June 2013

The route of the Highland Cross traverses the country through some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. Starting on the west coast at Morvich…


Burma Road battle is worth every effort

23 June 2013
Burma Road battle is worth every effort

Burma Road battle is worth every effort

23 June 2013

Moments after setting off on my ride I find myself smiling as I freewheel down the sun-dappled forest track, the light breeze on the leaves altering how…


Burma Road cycle

21 June 2013
Burma Road cycle

Burma Road cycle

21 June 2013


Peaceful trails in far north forest

16 June 2013
Peaceful trails in far north forest

Peaceful trails in far north forest

16 June 2013

There’s a lot of improvement work going on at Rumster Forest at the moment but the only sound I heard as I opened my car door there was the birds…


Lifelong adventure on woodland trail

26 May 2013
Lifelong adventure on woodland trail

Lifelong adventure on woodland trail

26 May 2013

Frank Bruce’s giant sculptures adorn the beautiful woodland at Feshiebridge and offer visitors an interesting and unusual way to enjoy a stroll…


Mud, sweat and cheers on Glencalvie Challenge

19 May 2013
Mud, sweat and cheers on Glencalvie Challenge

Mud, sweat and cheers on Glencalvie Challenge

19 May 2013

Runaway Highland cattle, ankle-deep mud and low-flying helicopters made the Glencalvie Challenge one to remember as a first-time entrant.


Search for spring on firth circular

05 May 2013
Search for spring on firth circular

Search for spring on firth circular

05 May 2013

At this time of year I always like to get the wheels in motion for another year of cycling adventures by tackling this route before or after work.


Life’s a beach on gem of a walk

27 April 2013
Life’s a beach on gem of a walk

Life’s a beach on gem of a walk

27 April 2013

STATELY Dunrobin Castle is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland, parts of it dating back to the 13th century.


More power to your pedals

21 April 2013
More power to your pedals

More power to your pedals

21 April 2013

With the increasing popularity of electric bikes, John Davidson took one for a test ride in the beautiful and – in places – hilly Black Isle


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