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ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Unearthing the fascinating world of the brochs

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Unearthing the fascinating world of the brochs

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Unearthing the fascinating world of the brochs

01 July 2022

As the Caithness Broch Project creates a series of new itineraries for visitors the the far north, John Davidson looks at a few of the best sites


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Community rallies as Highland Cross returns with a soaking

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Community rallies as Highland Cross returns with a soaking

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Community rallies as Highland Cross returns with a soaking

24 June 2022

John Davidson was among more than 600 finishers who endured a wet coast-to-coast crossing on Saturday as one of the area's most-loved events was back


New ebike chargers coming to Caledonia Way cycle route

New ebike chargers coming to Caledonia Way cycle route

New ebike chargers coming to Caledonia Way cycle route

22 June 2022

Ebike riders on the Caledonian Way will soon be able to recharge their batteries in more ways than one when pedalling the long-distance route.


Cyclists hungry for adventure on trip through north-west Highlands

Cyclists hungry for adventure on trip through north-west Highlands

Cyclists hungry for adventure on trip through north-west Highlands

20 June 2022

A trio of adventurers are setting off for a taste of the good life on Monday as they explore the north-west Highlands – and its larder – by bike.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Nature’s way is best form of defence

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Nature’s way is best form of defence

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Nature’s way is best form of defence

17 June 2022

John Davidson explores a promontory fort and sea stack on walk from Scrabster to Holborn Head


Preparing the way for the Cross duathlon

Preparing the way for the Cross duathlon

Preparing the way for the Cross duathlon

11 June 2022

With the Highland Cross approaching, organisations are at work to get the route ready for the athletes.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Waterside wheel is trip down memory lane

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Waterside wheel is trip down memory lane

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Waterside wheel is trip down memory lane

10 June 2022

Hector Mackenzie takes a gentle cycle along traffic-free trails in Inverness looking back at 200 years of history along the Caledonian Canal


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Three in a row for Loch Ness run bid

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Three in a row for Loch Ness run bid

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Three in a row for Loch Ness run bid

03 June 2022

The first Loch Ness 360 Challenge took place during the weekend of May 20-22 – John Davidson took on the ‘three marathons in three days’ event


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: A tribute to souls lost on coastal walk to the Portskerra drownings memorial

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: A tribute to souls lost on coastal walk to the Portskerra drownings memorial

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: A tribute to souls lost on coastal walk to the Portskerra drownings memorial

27 May 2022

John Davidson takes an early morning stroll from Melvich to visit a poignant memorial on the far north coast


Downhill world cup returns to Fort William

Downhill world cup returns to Fort William

Downhill world cup returns to Fort William

23 May 2022

The highly anticipated UCI downhill event returned to Nevis Range at the weekend as thousands of fans watched the tense action.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Children in Inverness join others across Europe in Kidical Mass calls for safer streets

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Children in Inverness join others across Europe in Kidical Mass calls for safer streets

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Children in Inverness join others across Europe in Kidical Mass calls for safer streets

20 May 2022

John Davidson and his family joined kids and campaigners in the Highland capital – and spoke to a man from Japan who is on a long, long cycle tour


Final countdown is on to inaugural Loch Ness Challenge this weekend

Final countdown is on to inaugural Loch Ness Challenge this weekend

Final countdown is on to inaugural Loch Ness Challenge this weekend

16 May 2022

Hundreds of eager athletes are set to take on a monster mission this weekend when the inaugural Loch Ness Challenge gets under way.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Unlocking the hills to explore further

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Unlocking the hills to explore further

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Unlocking the hills to explore further

13 May 2022

Scots author Ross Brannigan talks to John Davidson about his new book, Running Adventures Scotland, and picks a favourite route from the Highlands


LISTEN: Author and hill runner Ross Brannigan on his new book, and his love for Scotland's mountains

LISTEN: Author and hill runner Ross Brannigan on his new book, and his love for Scotland's mountains

LISTEN: Author and hill runner Ross Brannigan on his new book, and his love for Scotland's mountains

10 May 2022

A new book out this month offers 25 inspirational running routes across Scotland, with many of them focused on the hills of the Highlands.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Going the distance for birthday is a piece of cake!

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Going the distance for birthday is a piece of cake!

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Going the distance for birthday is a piece of cake!

06 May 2022

John Davidson joins fellow runners for an ultra-run along the South Loch Ness Trail to mark a friend's 40th birthday


Increase in callouts will have big impact on Scottish Mountain Rescue teams

Increase in callouts will have big impact on Scottish Mountain Rescue teams

Increase in callouts will have big impact on Scottish Mountain Rescue teams

02 May 2022

Mountain rescue leaders in Scotland are warning that teams may need more support in future after a record year for callouts.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Striding out for Ryvoan bothy on a run at Glenmore

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Striding out for Ryvoan bothy on a run at Glenmore

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Striding out for Ryvoan bothy on a run at Glenmore

29 April 2022

John Davidson joins his brother on a visit to Glenmore to enjoy a pristine morning run up to Ryvoan and back on glorious trails


'Free beer' plea for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

'Free beer' plea for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

'Free beer' plea for volunteers to help with Loch Ness 360 Challenge event

24 April 2022

A new running and biking endurance event is offering a free beer and food to anybody who can lend a hand to help it run smoothly.


Busiest year on record for Scottish Mountain Rescue volunteers

Busiest year on record for Scottish Mountain Rescue volunteers

Busiest year on record for Scottish Mountain Rescue volunteers

23 April 2022

Last year was the busiest on record for Scotland's mountain rescuers with a huge rise in call outs, people assisted and hours given by volunteers.


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Snow and sunshine on Loch Morlich circuit

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Snow and sunshine on Loch Morlich circuit

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Snow and sunshine on Loch Morlich circuit

22 April 2022

On a wintry camping trip to Glenmore, John Davidson takes his children on a scenic walk around Loch Morlich


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