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OPINION: Freezing waters of remote Highland loch shows why wild swimming is becoming more popular

OPINION: Freezing waters of remote Highland loch shows why wild swimming is becoming more popular

OPINION: Freezing waters of remote Highland loch shows why wild swimming is becoming more popular

24 January 2021

Nicky Marr takes a dip in the water – and ice – to experience a sensation that more and more people have been enjoying through lockdown


Cash will help more people access walks

Cash will help more people access walks

Cash will help more people access walks

22 January 2021

More than £100,000 is being invested in improving access to some of the country's most popular paths in a bid to get more people out and about.


Go-ahead for Cairngorms National Park to get its own rangers

Go-ahead for Cairngorms National Park to get its own rangers

Go-ahead for Cairngorms National Park to get its own rangers

22 January 2021

Move approved by park authority to help stem dirty camping issues which plague visitor hotspots last summer


There is still beauty to be found in nature during this tough winter lockdown

There is still beauty to be found in nature during this tough winter lockdown

There is still beauty to be found in nature during this tough winter lockdown

22 January 2021

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: John Davidson talks about the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in these unprecedented times


Cairngorms National Park to get its own dedicated ranger service

Cairngorms National Park to get its own dedicated ranger service

Cairngorms National Park to get its own dedicated ranger service

21 January 2021

The national park is putting plans in place in a bid to avoid a repeat of the spate of dirty camping issues which plagued visitor hotspots last summer


Could you live alongside lynx?

Could you live alongside lynx?

Could you live alongside lynx?

20 January 2021

The Highlands could support around 400 wild lynx, according to a project which wants to hear people's views on reintroducing the species to Scotland.


Footpath renewal project on Quinag is completed

Footpath renewal project on Quinag is completed

Footpath renewal project on Quinag is completed

18 January 2021

A footpath leading to the highest summit of one of the north-west Highland's most prominent mountains has been restored and upgraded.


Recounting the highs and lows of the Strathpuffer 24

Recounting the highs and lows of the Strathpuffer 24

Recounting the highs and lows of the Strathpuffer 24

15 January 2021

This weekend would have seen the Strathpuffer 24 take place at Contin. Mike Dennison looks back on his years of trying to achieve a podium finish


Highland mountain rescue team takes delivery of new vehicle

Highland mountain rescue team takes delivery of new vehicle

Highland mountain rescue team takes delivery of new vehicle

14 January 2021

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team has taken delivery of a new 4x4 pick-up to replace a 15-year old vehicle.


Highlanders urged to take extra care in the snow

Highlanders urged to take extra care in the snow

Highlanders urged to take extra care in the snow

14 January 2021

Snow and ice making things 'treacherous' underfoot.


Plea for runners to stay safe in winter

Plea for runners to stay safe in winter

Plea for runners to stay safe in winter

08 January 2021

Runners in the Highlands are being urged to take make sure they are doing all they can to be easily seen when exercising outdoors.


Awe-struck by power of the glens

Awe-struck by power of the glens

Awe-struck by power of the glens

08 January 2021

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: John Davidson runs through the snow on a south Loch Ness-side circuit taking in Foyers and Inverfarigaig


Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

08 January 2021

Many forest walking and mountain biking trails are to remain open for local access during the new lockdown.


Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

07 January 2021

A WALKING charity is encouraging people to get outdoors and walk in their local area to help boost mental and physical wellbeing during the lockdown.


Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

05 January 2021

Two men were given fixed penalty notices after being rescued from a Munro on Hogmanay.


Looking back on a year like no other

Looking back on a year like no other

Looking back on a year like no other

01 January 2021

John Davidson considers the importance of the outdoors in helping to deal with a tough year of lockdown and uncertainties


Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

31 December 2020

John Davidson selects some of his favourite photos of the year in this collection from our 2020 features.


SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

30 December 2020

Watersports enthusiasts are being urged to make sure safety gear was part of any Christmas gifts they received to enjoy their favourite sport.


Tough year for Groats trail as it looks forward to 2021

Tough year for Groats trail as it looks forward to 2021

Tough year for Groats trail as it looks forward to 2021

29 December 2020

After a trying year for the John O'Groats Trail it looks forward to increasing membership and employing a full-time manager in 2021.


Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

25 December 2020

A winter walk is a great way to embrace the fresh air and benefit from the great outdoors. John Davidson suggests six strolls in the north of Scotland


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